CFE IAN Online survey 2022

This survey is addressed to UK incubators and accelerators (and closely related organisations). The aim of the survey is to develop an updated, comprehensive understanding of the UK landscape, and how this may have changed in recent years. The findings will be shared with BEIS and used to promote the further development of startup support in the UK. Your response therefore will be critical in helping shape national policy in this area.
 
Data is being collected and managed by the Centre for Entrepreneurs. Selected data will be used to produce an open directory of programmes, which will be publicly accessible to entrepreneurs. Respondents will have an opportunity to review this before publication. If you have any questions about the survey, please contact matt@centreforentrepreneurs.org
 
This survey should take 10-15 minutes to complete and should not require you to look up any additional information.
About Your Organisation

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* 1. What is the name of your organisation or programme?

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* 2. What is the name of your parent company or organisation?

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* 3. Which label best describes your organisation?

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* 4. What best describes your parent organisation?

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* 5. Where is your organisation headquartered (postcode)?

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* 6. If you have other facilities or locations, where are these (postcodes)?

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* 7. What is your website address?

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* 8. What year was your organisation established (approximately)?

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* 9. How is your organisation funded? (If multiple sources, please allocate approximate percentages from each source)

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* 10. What is your approximate annual turnover?

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* 11. If you take equity from startups, what is the approximate percentage and how is this structured? (e.g investment, convertible loan etc)

Services You Provide

We are interested in understanding the types of services and other support provided to startups.

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* 12. Please indicate which of the following services you currently provide (either by yourself or with third parties) and which you are considering offering

  we offer directly we offer through third parties we don’t offer but would like to we don’t offer and we don’t plan to
Business model refinement
Networking with peers
Press / media exposure
Office space
Technical advice
Lab equipment or space
Prototyping facilities
Investment advice / readiness training
Connections to potential investors / funders
Support with external grant applications
Direct funding via loans
Direct funding via grants
Direct funding via equity investment
Other direct funding
Recruitment / team formation assistance
Mentoring / coaching
Skills training (including business skills)
IP advice
Other legal & tax advice
Demo days

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* 13. Are there any services which are regularly requested but which your organisation doesn’t/cannot provide?

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* 14. Do you focus on specific sectors?

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* 15. How much of your services are delivered remotely or online?

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* 16. How do  you expect your programme to change in size over the next 1-2 years?

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* 17. What do you think are the long-term effects of Covid on your organisation?

Your clients and your catchment area

We are interested in understanding more about the innovators you support and where they originate.

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* 18. Approximately how many firms do you typically support per year (in total)?

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* 19. If you are cohort based, how many cohorts per year do you typically manage?

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* 20. What is the typical duration of your programme or services (approximately how long do startups stay with you)?

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* 21. Since you started, approximately how many firms have you supported?

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* 22. What stage of development are most of your startups?

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* 23. Approximately what percentage of your clients relocate to participate in your programme? (in the following we define UK regions as Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, North East, North West, Yorkshire, West Midlands, East Midlands, East of England, London, South East, South West)

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* 24. How do startups typically find your organisation? (Please select UP TO THREE answers)

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* 25. What are your entrance criteria? (Select all that apply)

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* 26. Why do clients typically leave your programme? (please allocate percentages) 

Networks and Collaboration

We are interested in understanding which networks are used by incubators and accelerators, and whether these could be used to promote greater collaboration. These might be formal or informal networks, and could be local, regional, national or international.

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* 27. Is your organisation a member of any formal or informal networks?

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* 28. If yes, which do you consider the most important? 

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* 29. In your opinion, what are the main benefits of such networks? (Please select UP TO THREE answers)

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* 30. Are there opportunities for collaboration with other accelerators & incubators which you want to pursue ? If so, please describe

Impact

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* 31. What impact measures do you track? 

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* 32. How confidently can you demonstrate your impact?

Wrap up

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* 33. If you want to receive an update about this project or related content from the CFE, please enter your email here

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* 34. Finally, if you have any further responses, or feedback about this survey (either about content or process), or would be willing to have a follow up conversation by phone please reply here

Thank you very much for your time in completing this survey!

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