WORCESTERSHIRE’S commercial technology accelerator BetaDen has selected the next eight emerging technology entrepreneurs to join them for cohort 3.0.

The new cohort will have access to a unique package of mentoring, funding and industry support worth over £50,000 over the 9-month programme.

Recruitment for cohort 3.0 saw the highest number of applications in BetaDen’s brief history with more than 100 applications and holding three days of interviews before the final eight businesses were selected.

Joining BetaDen this Summer will be a range of exciting new tech creators, from start-up entrepreneurs to small technology businesses that will benefit from the dedicated workspace and support to create new and exciting next-generation products and solutions for their evolving digital marketplace – introducing Cohort 3.0:

● BlockMark Technologies - Developing web-based software platforms with blockchain technology for real world applications.

● Coho - Providing effortless property management for HMOs (houses of multiple occupancy), connecting compatible tenants and minimising vacancy rates.

● Heteronomics - Providing macroeconomic research and data services to financial market participants globally.

● Packful - Using packaging machinery to create bespoke cartons to bring convenience to the packaging market and leading warehousing into the Industry 4.0 revolution.

● RedBarn - Working on VeriTherm, a fast and simple tool used to verify the thermal performance of buildings prior to occupation.

● Telecetera - A 5G enabled workforce application enabling back offices to remain in control no matter where their teams are in the world.

● Vojo - An application using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to generate personalised vegan meal plans and lifestyle advice based on the user's DNA.

● Whitebox - Software to improve programmers' understanding of their code by showing their code's behaviour as it is written in real-time.

Linda Smith, founder and CEO of BetaDen said: “We were thrilled with the quality and aspiration of applicants that applied to join our third Cohort programme.

"It was clear when sifting through the applications it is becoming evident that Worcestershire’s network is fast becoming a hotbed for emerging technology talent."