This program is specifically designed to help you successfully launch your tech in the UK and open your first sales opportunities.

So far our team has been supporting mostly scaleups and well-established companies in their UK launches. 

In response to an increasing number of enquiries and interest in the UK market from startups, we have rolled out LaunchPadXLR8, a program aimed at providing early market access and penetration for companies in their early stages to help them connect with the UK market and the global ecosystem. 

We carefully select each cohort of a maximum of 8 companies so that there are a variety of solutions in each and no two solutions or products are the same.

The hybrid programme will run 3 times a year and successful applicants will undergo an intense 7 weeks of mentoring sessions, mastermind groups, roundtable discussions, connector sessions, and pitch events during their final week in the UK. 

What LaunchPadXLR8 covers

    Hybrid Programme

    • Group sessions and workshops to understand the UK ecosystem:

             - Route to Market

             - Design & execution strategy

             - Product market readiness

             - Landscape assessment & 

                market access

             - Network building

    • Mentoring sessions
    • Connector session
    • Mastermind session
    • Access to and support with research and reports
    • Pitching and presenting to potential UK partners
    • UK Demo event
    • Group mastermind session in the UK
    • Individual introductions to potential partners
    • Exhibition opportunities later in the year for the best startup in each cohort

    Selection Criteria

    • Scalable solution

    • Impactful technology

    • MVP

    • Product or a solution with clear evidence of traction

    Note: This programme is designed for earlier-stage companies.

    We offer tailored, 1-on-1 support for growth-stage companies. More information here 


    • Cohort 1: open to applications 

    • 8 places 

    • Start: Sept. 2022

    • Length: 7 weeks 


    In the past few years, we have assisted a number of accelerator programmes graduates with their market strategy and execution. This clearly showed the need for a solution that is focused specifically on market access and sales. 

    For this reason, we launched LaunchpadXR8. 

    The main focus of our accelerator program, unlike many others, is to specifically help you establish the first partnerships in the UK and open sales channels once your solution or product is market-ready.

    The LaunchpadXR8 is delivered and supported by Open Solutions' high-level executives and industry experts as well as a network of partners and strategic organisations. 

     Get UK Ready

    Position your technology against your competitors in the UK

    Identify Sales Channels

    Identify and establish your first sales channels.

    Initiate Partnerships 

    Initiate your first UK partner relations.  

    Apply now 

    Next Steps

    • Application 
    • Verification call 
    • Program approval and adjustments to fit your startup's needs.
    • Programme onboarding 
    • LaunchapdXLR8 programme start - Sept. 2022