Radia Accelerator welcomes applications from female tech

  • Radia Accelerator offers female co-founders access to extensive networks, and knowledge-sharing opportunities, and provides practical know-how through a mix of in-person half-day workshops and virtual sessions.
  • Radia Accelerator also boasts significant support from the tech community, with new programme partners this year including Snowflake, Aviva, Creandum and Seedcamp.

This project helps women connect the dots as founders. These experiences will be one of the most useful in a woman’s entrepreneurial journey. It broadens their network and boosts women’s confidence and self-confidence.

–Revel Cheng, BTW reporter

Radia Accelerator, a programme created to help women with operational tech experience build and advance their companies, is now welcoming applications for its 2024 cohort.

What happened

The accelerator programme, created by AlbionVC and Speedinvest, will run from September to November 2024 and offer female co-founders access to extensive networks, and knowledge-sharing opportunities, and provide practical know-how through a mix of in-person half-day workshops and virtual sessions.

Of the 450 unicorns in Europe, only 38 have a female co-founder and only 11 are in SaaS. Radia’s mission is to accelerate the growth journeys of startups with women co-founders, contributing to a more inclusive industry landscape.

Ed Lascelles, an AlbionVC partner, discussed the aims of the accelerator programme: “Following a successful launch in 2023, AlbionVC and SpeedInvest have partnered for the return of the Radia Accelerator programme.”

“By providing the necessary tools, networks, and support, we are committed to bridging the gender gap in SaaS and fostering the next generation of female tech leaders. Through the programme and ongoing partnership, we are playing a role in empowering the next generation of women in the tech sector and I am delighted to be part of the programme.” Ed Lascelles said.

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Why its important

Deepali Nangia, partner at Speedinvest, also added: “Through the Radia programme, we are creating a supportive ecosystem where female founders can thrive, innovate, and lead their startups to success. Our partnership with AlbionVC is dedicated to breaking down barriers and unlocking opportunities for women in the SaaS sector.”

Ryan Lieber, startup program manager EMEA at Snowflake, commented: “Snowflake is thrilled to partner with AlbionVC and its Radia Accelerator to champion female-founded startups that will play a crucial role in transforming the tech landscape. Through the Radia Accelerator programme, our goal is to help establish a strong foundation on which the founders can build a robust and scalable business and then continue to be a partner to them as they mature as an organisation.”

The 2023 programme successfully helped create nine early-stage companies, with feedback from the cohort of 25 women from diverse ethnic and professional backgrounds, averaging a strong 8.2 rating. This program helps break down barriers in the SaaS space and opens up endless possibilities for women to unlock opportunities.


Revel Cheng

Revel Cheng is an intern news reporter at Blue Tech Wave specialising in Fintech and Blockchain. She graduated from Nanning Normal University. Send tips to r.cheng@btw.media.

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