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Every startup needs to attract customers, build a brand and become profitable. This is where we step in. Success requires outreach, mentorship and investment. We match you with a major player in the market so you can develop your strategy and create relationships. We’re not your average accelerator, we’re a catalyst for change.

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What we offer

Direct Access

An L Marks opportunity gives you direct access to the decision maker and an invitation to explore your business alongside them. We create an open environment to help fast track your solution and gain real insights from industry experts.

Valuable Relationships

There's nothing better than working with people who understand your business challenges. L Marks offer first class mentorship from some of the biggest players in the market. This includes access to the corporate team, and external thought leaders giving you a chance to network and invest in relationships with potential customers.

Tailored Approach

We believe in a tailored approach, which is why we customise our programmes according to your needs. This includes finding your problem areas, and teaming you up with people who can make a difference.

Our Programmes

Open for application

Relab by Goldacre

Testing and exploring ideas that will transform the world of real estate.

Open for application

FK Group

FK Group, one of the UK’s leading full building envelope specialists, has launched FK Accelerate, a global startup search, as part of its commitment to driving innovation in the construction sector.

Currently running

AO Innovation Lab

AO Innovation Lab is built on the experience and expertise of their people and successful startups can expect first-class mentorship. Collaborating with teams at AO’s office, startups will have the chance to trial their solutions and receive essential customer feedback.

Currently running

EDF Energy

Start-ups, innovators and entrepreneurs with new ideas that can spark innovation in the energy sector are being encouraged to enter the latest innovation challenge by EDF Energy for a chance to take their idea to market.

Currently running


Accelerate@Serco is a new dynamic and immersive initiative which will give technology startups unprecedented behind the scenes access to one of the UK’s leading public service delivery experts.

Currently running

AEP Illumination Lab

American Electric Power IlluminationLAB is a bootcamp, energy summit, and 10-week proof of concept program wrapped into one.

Currently running


EDP Starter Acceleration Program is designed to connect EDP to startups from all over the world. Selected startups will have the opportunity to engage with EDP in one of the modules of 3-5 days happening in Europe, Latin America or North America.

Currently running

Places for People Innovation Lab

Trial your products at scale and receive expert mentoring from one of the largest property management, development, regeneration and leisure companies in the UK.

Currently running

United Utilities Innovation Lab

Breaking new ground in the water sector by creating a window for innovative businesses to partner with one of the biggest water companies in the UK.

iLabX from Volvo Financial Services

Trial your products at scale with Volvo Financial Services

W2 Labs from Wincanton

Trial your products at scale and receive expert mentoring and funding from Wincanton

Arsenal Innovation Lab

Identifying ground-breaking new fan experiences to move the club’s business forward.

Housemark Evolve

Grow your business through partnership with the social housing sector

Our Support package

When you join a L Marks Innovation Lab, you gain access to a range of perks from our 80+ startup support partners. Partners include:


Cloud resources up to $20,000 & 12 months free Google Apps for Work

Cloud resources up to $20,000 & 12 months free Google Apps for Work

3 Months free access to legal templates

Marketing 90% off first year, 50% off second year CRM Free

30 days free accounting software, 3 months 50% discount

12 months 50% discount only UK companies

Credits for communication and verification services to improve CX

Package of free tools and services for mobile start-ups

12 months off access credit for transactional email

Discounted fee (6.8%) on hires

12 months worth of credits for new customer service accounts

21% discount on 9series Solutions’ prototyping services


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