Six months of success for BetaDen

Launched on Tuesday 2 October 2018, BetaDen is home to Worcestershire’s first Tech Accelerator, dedicated to growing the entrepreneurs and emerging technology community within the county. The first cohort consists of the following businesses: Worcester Scientific, (a start-up Nano-sensor technology), Titania, (working on next generation of cyber security), Sidaway Technologies, (machine learning and digital technology), GBR14, (a cyber security start up working with encryption), Shedeo, (a gaming and AI production company and Syndial, (next generation blockchain technology.)

The first phase of BetaDen has been highly successful, providing the entrepreneurs in residence with subject specialists and mentorship from technology mentors. Phase 2 and the coming months will see the cohort develop their proof of concept models and benefit from BetaDen’s offer of a fully funded POC grant of up to £15,000. The BetaDen team will be working hard with the entrepreneurs in residence this spring, gearing up to finish the first cohort with a showcase event in early May.

Many of the cohorts have also had additional success over the past six months. The Worcester Scientific team were shortlisted in ‘The Engineer, Collaborate to Innovate’ awards, going head to head with well establish companies from around the country. Luke Hopkins (Shedeo) also found success with his music and production ‘Do you remember’ being featured on popular American Podcast ‘Jonah Raydio.’

From the end of February, BetaDen will be actively seeking applications from those interested in applying for Cohort 2. To find out more on the next cohort or any more of BetaDen’s wider ecosystem activities please contact the team on 01905 672700.