AI Accelerator Hub

Returning for 2024, the AI Accelerator Hub is a Dragon Den’s style initiative. An incubating and pitching opportunity for start-ups focused on AI and machine learning.

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The Start-Up Pitches

Choosing AI technology can be daunting! The AI Accelerator Hub provides an opportunity to really grill some of the up-and-coming vendors, ensuring that their AI solutions go beyond the hype to provide true value.

With up to 60 early-stage AI start-ups in the running, the competition promises to be fierce!

Viewing access for the AI Accelerator Hub is included in all pass types. 

The five start-ups deemed to have the greatest potential will then be invited to the final, where each will be quizzed by the panel of investors, corporate leaders, and industry influencers.

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Pitching at The AI Summit London

The 2023 Judges



  • A free-to-participate-in two-day Dragon Den-style initiative for early-stage AI start-ups.
  • Wednesday, 12 June, offers intensive mentoring from experienced entrepreneurs to help you identify pain points and gain new perspectives.
  • Thursday, 13 June, features a pitch competition, with up to 60 start-ups presenting to the panel and our watching audience.
  • Winners are announced the same day by the judging panel, which includes leading investors, corporate leaders, and industry influencers.

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Who is The AI Accelerator for?

  • Seed to early-stage start-ups focusing on applied AI*

  • Brands who are less than 3 years old with funding up to £5 million

  • Able to show initial signs of traction of either user base, product offerings or revenue

  • Available 12-13 June, 2023

*no agencies or consultancies.


"We are proud to be sponsoring a competition which shines the spotlight on early stage AI companies and we are excited to see what creative and innovative solutions the participants have developed."

- Ashley Williams, Partner, Mishcon de Reya


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Apply to Participate

There is no cost to apply or participate in the AI Accelerator Hub. Submissions are reviewed on a rolling basis. All start-ups will be contacted by 31 May, 2024.

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