Elmwood LaunchPod

The accelerator programme where business takes off

Are you an established startup or scaleup looking for…

  • Support from dedicated mentors that stimulate your growth

  • An explorative, collaborative and fun community to work in

  • Access to renowned global brands

If so, Elmwood LaunchPod is for you.

Elmwood LaunchPod is a unique 12-week accelerator based in Leeds that brings together a diverse mix of entrepreneurial startups and scaleups with broad domain expertise into a stimulating, collaborative and explorative community, all approaching a key theme from different perspectives.

Our September 2018 accelerator programme


Applications are now closed.


Elmwood is the world’s most effective brand design and brand experience consultancy. A bold statement, but true. We’ve won more DBA Design Effectiveness Awards than anyone else in the history of the scheme, recognition of our work’s commercial success. Read more.

As a global brand consultancy, Elmwood has always asked, ‘What does the future look like?’ Clearly, the world is changing fast and people are demanding better experiences and ways to connect with the things that matter to them. By bringing a diverse group of ante-disciplinary businesses – from technology, science, as well as the arts (STEAM) – into our community, we get a better view of what the future holds and ultimately how innovation can enhance brand experiences, for people and our clients.

But it works both ways. We’re in a position to offer startups and scaleups the guidance and support they need in a stimulating and explorative environment to ensure sustainable business growth. Equally, we’re expecting to contribute positively to Leeds’ rising profile as a centre for innovation and materially, to the area’s local economy.