GovTech Academy 

Training and mentoring programme for start-ups bringing innovation to government by selling to the public sector

What was the GovTech Academy?


Government is the biggest industry on earth and the public sector is 40% of the UK economy.

The GovTech Academy was a pre-accelerator training and mentoring programme for start-ups and existing small businesses wanting to bring innovation to government by selling to the public sector.

Towards the end of the programme, all participants were given the opportunity to pitch at least once to external partners, either via our public forum or our mentor network, depending on what is most suitable for them and the stage they have reached.

What did participants get?

day bootcamp

mentoring sessions

1:1 product development support

By participating, businesses learnt…

✔️Why selling to the public sector is different to selling to the private sector

✔️Technical requirements for public sector digital products

✔️How to use the G-Cloud framework

✔️How to attain pre-qualification requirements

✔️How to find and write public sector tenders