Want to get your product to market, or a wider market? 

Looking to grow your start-up and scale your business?  

Would securing a contract of work with Transport for Wales Rail (TfWR) in just 11 weeks take your business to the next level? 

How about doing all of this…  from home.

In just 11 weeks? 

What about the chance to win a share of £15,000? To spend however you like, to help your business. 

Click here to apply now > https://www.f6s.com/labbytransportforwales2020/apply

If this sounds like something useful for your tech start-up, read on. 

This post will explain how our free Welsh rail, remote Innovation Accelerator Programme can have you ready to pitch a validated MVP and secure a contract of work with TfWR. 

In just 11 weeks. 

But right now, that probably seems a million miles away. 

But it doesn’t have to be. 

Your current struggles

You’ve got a killer idea. Maybe you have an early stage product. Maybe even a product live in a market sector. 

But right now – you’re treading water.  

That killer idea can’t be brought to life.  

The early stage product is like a teenager that won’t mature. Your product that is live isn’t generating the money it deserves. 

The long hours are racking up. The hard work is getting harder. You’re putting in the effort, aren’t seeing the results. 

You can’t seem to get your solution in front of the right people. 

You just need that “foot-in-the-door”. 

You don’t have the resources to present something that will get investors to, invest.  

You don’t have the data to refine your ideas or real user feedback to tailor your solution to serve a real user need. 

It’s frustrating. It’s a struggle. And it might sound familiar.

It might be where you are now. 

But don’t worry. You’re not alone. 

We can help. 

Our accelerator programme can help you get in front of decision makers at TfWR.  

We can give you access to stakeholders, data, customer testing and mentors. 

We can help you develop and present an MVP to secure a contract of work

And we can do this, in just 11 weeks. 


With our free remote innovation accelerator programme. 

What is it and how can it help start-up grow?  

Read on, and we’ll tell you exactly how our innovation accelerator can provide you the chance to: 

  • Secure a contract of work with TfWR 
  • Secure funding to support the development of your solution 
  • Grow and scale your start-up business 
  • Win a share of £15,000 

Click here to apply now > https://www.f6s.com/labbytransportforwales2020/apply

What is Lab by Transport for Wales?

Lab by Transport for Wales is an innovation accelerator programme dedicated to Welsh rail. It is ran in partnership with Transport for Wales Rail (TfWR) to improve their customer experience. 

We are currently recruiting for cohort 2 of our programme, which will be delivered remotely, online. 

This means you can take part in our 11-week programme from home. Allowing you to safely work and grow your business following current government COVID-19 guidelines. No need to travel, with no expenses. 

By the end of our 11-week remote accelerator programme, your startup will be ready to pitch a validated solution to TfWR panel of decision makers.  

This pitch will give you the opportunity to secure a contract of work. Allowing you to secure funding to finish development of your product to be rolled out across TfWR and providing your business with more revenue. 

What To Expect From Our Accelerator Programme 

  • A 11-week remote programme of Workshops, Stakeholder 1-2-1’s & Mentoring. 
  • Access to data, resources and knowledge from within the rail industry.  
  • Guidance across innovative, lean development and design working methods. 
  • Commercial, pitching and financial guidance. 
  • The skills needed to test and validate that your product is fit for market. 
  • Access to TfWR data to help refine your product and solution. 
  • Opportunities to liaise and network with TfWR Senior Leadership Team and stakeholders.  
  • Access to online learning, workshop resources & community of start-ups. 
  • A demo day where you pitch your final solution to decision makers at TfWR with the chance to secure a contract of work. 
  • A chance to win a share of £15,000 to spend however you like. 
  • Virtually delivered, allowing remote access. 

This is an opportunity for you to develop products and validated solutions to improve Welsh rail and grow your start-up. In the most time and cost-effective way possible.  

Our delivery team will ensure that you develop fit for purpose and scalable solutions. Giving you the best opportunity to generate revenue for your business.  

The programme is free of charge and will not cost you a penny to take part. 

Click here to apply now > https://www.f6s.com/labbytransportforwales2020/apply

Why Remote? 

Due to government and WHO guidance surrounding COVID-19, we are following “work from home where you can” guidance. 

With so much uncertainty for businesses, especially small business, we are doing what we can to help in these struggling times. 

We have learned a lot from delivering cohort 1 from our Newport based innovation lab. 

We took these learnings and have trialled online delivery to be able to deliver cohort 2 virtually and remotely. 

This allows you to partake in the entire 11-week programme from your home, or own office space. 

All workshop and learning material will be available online for you to access, view, and engage with in your own time. 

Content will be delivered through a series of video, presentations and guides online. 

Active participation workshops and one-on-ones will be delivered through video conferencing and live chats.  

This mixed approach means you can prepare for workshops in your own time at your own leisure, then engage and take part in workshops at designated times one day per week. 

Click here to apply now > https://www.f6s.com/labbytransportforwales2020/apply

What to expect  

The programme spans 11 weeks, culminating with a demo day where you pitch your final solution to TfWR decision makers. 

The entirety of the programme will be delivered virtually, through video conferencing. 

Communication lines will also be open across Microsoft teams, slack and email.  

Our innovation team will deliver weekly interactive sessions and facilitate workshops each Wednesday. Your attendance will be required for each of these sessions. 

These sessions are where you will learn and develop your skillset across MVP development, design thinking, production innovation and get access to TfWR senior team members, data and resources. 

When does it start?

Our remote programme launches Wednesday July 29th

The programme will kick off with a product development boot camp to teach you the techniques and practices you will need throughout the programme.  

Apply Now 

If you’re ready to upscale and upskill your startup and take your product to market, we want to hear from you. 

Apply now at > https://www.f6s.com/labbytransportforwales2020/apply 

If you need any more information or have any queries contact us at – enquiries@tfwlab.wales  

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