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Radia
Accelerator.

Help build a new generation of women led SaaS unicorns.

About

Today there are over 450 unicorns in Europe, 38 have a female co-founder, of which only 11 are in SaaS. 
Radia’s mission is to help create more women led unicorns. 

ABOUT RADIA

Discover how to start and accelerate growth of an early stage Saas company. The Radia programme provides access, network and knowledge to support women at the inception phase of the company formation.


Delivered by a community of software investors, operators and entrepreneurs, as an early stage founder you get practical know-how on how to develop your idea and build product, raise VC and angel funding, establish a network and develop leadership skills.


Radia 2024 is for women CEOs and co-founders of early stage Saas companies, with previous technology and startup experience. 


We don't take equity, nor do we offer funding (you may end up raising funds from contacts made through the Radia network). This is an ecosystem initiative to build a new face of European tech.

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How

WHAT TO EXPECT

What you get.

ACCESS
Get support from leading venture capital funds, angel communities and tech partners

NETWORK
Joining a cohort of peers in the same stage of their founder journey

KNOWLEDGE
Discover practical know-how insights on how to start, build and scale a SaaS company in the early days

Team

TEAM

NEW WORKSHOP HOSTS

PREVIOUS SESSION LEADERS

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2024 speakers
FAQ

Radia accelerator is named in honour of Radia Perlman, the “mother of the internet”. The engineer and mathematician was a major figure in assembling the networks and technology, an innovation that gave birth to what we now know as the internet.

A distinguished inventor, engineer and respected author who has earned some 80 patents, Radia was drawn into programming while at MIT in the 1970s where less than 5% of students on her course were female. Radia was also a pioneer in teaching young children computer programming.

 

Inspired by her brilliance, resolve and contribution to the development of modern technologies, our accelerator programme is designed to unearth talent and nurture women in their early entrepreneurial journey.

  • Who should apply to Radia?
    The programme is for women CEOs and co-founders of pre-seed and seed stage SaaS companies with prior operational experience in startups and big tech. You can join at an idea stage or with an MVP.
  • When does Radia take place?
    Radia Accelerator will take place between September and November 2024.
  • Is it in person?
    The programme is a hybrid in-person/virtual mix. Delivered in London, UK.
  • What is the time commitment?
    Expect 3-4 hours of programming per week. You are expected to attend all in-person and virtual sessions.
  • What does the Radia programme include?
    Core dates in person dates (8.30am-12.00pm, central London location) for the 2024 programme below: 10 September, Welcome & introductory breakfast 17 September, Concept & customers 24 September, Product 09 October, Go to market 15 October, Negotiations & legals 22 October, Finance & fundraising 7 November, Investor 1:1 & closing networking event Expect a 60min virtual session with an experienced Saas founder or one of the Snowflake team on weeks when there are no in person sessions.
  • Can I bring my co-founders?
    Radia includes a mix of sessions, some are for women CEOs only while others welcome the whole team including your male co-founders.
  • What does the application process include?
    Application process has two steps, an application form (follow Apply button) followed by an interview for all successful applicants. Every successful candidate is invited to a 30 min interview in the middle of July with a member of the Radia team.
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