Founders, meet your new BFF. HOTBED

The new home for the brightest preseed and seed stage startups, investors and thought leaders.

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Creating an even starting line for founders globally.


Join live programmes

Ran quarterly, our programmes are designed to upskill you on necessary areas of growth whilst connecting you with your peers.

Programmes are open to all founders globally, forming cohorts and communities of 100s of founders across industries and business models.

With a duration of 4-8 week per programme, with 2-4 hours of content each week, programmes are run as low-commitment / high reward free virtual sprints that get you investment ready.

Programmes end in Demo Days and Speed Dating events with Founders and Investors.


Connect with a global ecosystem

Our forums and discussion boards are for our community of founders, investors, partners and the ecosystem. Post topics and get your questions answered by peers and experts.


Track your growth

Update your growth data weekly to stay focusd and accountable, benchmark against peers, learn where you need to upskill, and unlock investor intros

Hi! We're M.A. & Perdie

For 5+ years, we've sat at the intersection of startups, investors & accelerators. We know most startups fail & most investments see little return. Through Hotbed, we're changing that.

Our community in numbers


pre-seed/seed founders


underrepresented founders


investor connections

What our founders say...

"Of all the companies, VC's, advisors and mentors we have worked with on our journey growing our startup, [this] has been the most useful, inspirational, educational and provided the most relevant support. This is the most important community we've been privileged enough to be a part of!"

Tersha Willis, Founder


"This programme enabled us to benchmark growth in a community of startups. Alongside investors being involved, they helped us accelerate our transformation from idea into a business where healthy internal competition was a great motivator. The dialogue with their ecosystem contributed to achieving several innovation awards and thereby financing. They're fantastic!"

Omair Ahmed, Founder


Not an incubator, not an accelerator, a Hotbed of talented founders.

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