• Connect

    With corporate partners, mentors and industry experts

  • Communicate

    Community of 1000 digital entrepreneurs and techies

  • Collaborate

    Linking you with the right people to grow your business

  • Create

    A valuable business with the best support in t

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Start-up Support

With a robust programme of small business support, we provide bespoke business support to help start-ups launch, develop and grow their companies from day one.

Serendip provides market access and expertise for your digital start-up through close partnerships with major organisations; designed to accelerate the early growth of your business.

The incubator’s commercial partners include Barclays, Transport for West Midlands, Transport Systems Catapult, NHS and Open Future_Midlands across four key areas: Internet of Things, Digital Health, Intelligent Mobility and Empowering Digital Communities.

Commercial Partners

Work alongside Barclays, Transport for West Midlands, Transport Systems Catapult, NHS and Open Future_Midlands to boost your business growth, significantly reduce risk to potential investors and maximise your chance of success.

  • Barclays have built a significant network of sector-specific teams, each experts in a particular industry vertically working over 52 industry sectors. Benefit from their experience by working in partnership with Barclays on your innovation.

  • Virgil says ‘the greatest wealth is health’ and here’s your chance to improve the monitoring, shaping and improvement of healthcare services alongside the WMAHSN.

  • Work alongside Transport for West Midlands and Transport Systems Catapult to develop emerging technologies which enable the smarter, greener and more efficient movement of people and goods across the world.

  • Open Future_Midlands at Serendip offers pre-acceleration services such as connectivity services, mentoring, access to Wayra UK’s network and knowhow, training in entrepreneurship and business skills.

Our Serendip Incubator provides a range of exciting benefits to accelerate your business venture.

Co-Working Space

Free for the first six months.


Over 180 annual events to mingle with industry influencers.


1-2-1 business advice from our experienced Serendip commercial partners.

Market Insight

Access to our commercial partners’ impressive databases of market influencers, clients and collaborators.


Specific start-up and innovation focussed events.


Incredible 180-seat presentation auditorium with high tech 6m+ wide HD presentation screen.

Entrepreneurs for The Future

Offering a nine month incubation package with access to experienced mentors and professionals, finance, technology resources, Test Lab, free events, and showcase and investment days.

The Cleantech for Acceleration (ct4a) programme, funded by Climate-KIC, is a two-stage programme which supports promising start-ups by providing the tools, opportunities and network to transform energy-saving business plans into commercial successes.

The programme is open to start-ups across the UK who are less than two years old and have a clean
energy technology or systems related product or service.


Applications are now open for our 2017 cohort. Deadline for applications is 10th March 2017.