Indielab West Yorks’ TV Accelerator delivers high-level briefings from top industry leaders, plus bespoke masterclasses and seminars in the critical areas you need to fast-track your business in today’s global market.
The programme will feature dedicated in-depth briefings and events with the main broadcasters and SVODs, providing you exclusive access to the key decision makers in the UK and beyond.
Based in Leeds, delivered in-person and virtually.
Position your indie as one-to-watch. Applications for the TV Accelerator are open to companies based in West Yorkshire. Each company accepted onto the TV Accelerator will be allocated two places at all of our bespoke indie growth masterclasses, seminars and events.
The TV Accelerator will be delivered between February and May 2022, with additional support and events provided across the year.
Full details and dates are available here
Key phases on the programme
Your Indie Now
Take a good look at where your business is now. Planning effectively involves knowing your strengths and weaknesses; this stage will guide you through self-evaluation, help you to think about your unique offer and understand the current position of your business.
Your Future Indie
Consider your options and develop a plan for where you want to go. Clarifying your vision and honing your USP will develop a clearer understanding of your growth path. This is your chance to think about where you want to be in the long term, explore how to position your indie to take full advantage of opportunities beyond your existing business in the UK and global markets, and consider the market changes affecting your future.
We will give you the tools and insights you need to manage the nuts and bolts of your business commercial, legal and financial planning, exploring new revenue streams, understanding and leveraging production finance and distribution deals to grow your business.
Innovation & Creative Leadership
Shaping your company culture and nurturing your talent are key to your creative resilience. We will guide you through creativity techniques to grow and foster an engaged culture, develop your leadership skills and explore opportunities for collaborative and innovative thinking.
Show Me the Money
You may need additional money to grow your business. We explain the current range of funding, investment and corporate finance options, and give you the tools to decide which of these, if any, is best suited to your growth plan, developing your investment readiness.
Pitch for investment at our Investor Showcase event, with carefully selected trade and financial investors in the TV sector. Many Indielab indies have gone on to secure funding or investment with our broad base of industry partners.
GROWTH SUPPORT PACKAGE
Alongside the key phases of the programme is an ongoing package of bespoke growth support.
Once you have completed the Indielab programme, you will automatically become part of our alumni, and have access to our alumni events and benefits.