I’M delighted to say that BetaDen, Worcestershire’s first-of-its kind technology accelerator, is now accepting applications for its third cohort. This is a fantastic opportunity for technology entrepreneurs and small businesses to become a part of the nine-month accelerator programme and develop their innovative new idea.

We’re delighted to offer 8-10 successful applicants with access to this exclusive and unique package of business support, worth over £50,000. The accelerator programme also provides office space at BetaDen’s hub at Malvern Hills Science Park, with the added benefits of investment coaching, marketing funding, business mentor support and commercial meetings.

The next cohort will start in May and will support companies in creating next-generation technology with the help of ‘Proof of Concept’ funding and mentoring. Whether it’s working with the latest in technology such as the Internet of Things, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence, we will support this new cohort to create the next great innovation.

Our previous cohort members have had a number of significant achievements to date with the support of BetaDen, including global patent registration, successful MVP launches and industry partnering. As we’re now onto the third cycle of the successful programme, we are looking forward to seeing applications come in from a vast array of technology developers.

The BetaDen programme is free to apply to and can guarantee that companies will be fast tracked to market with comprehensive, industry-backed support and guidance from field experts. I would urge all businesses that have the creativity and innovative mindset, but lack the funding and guidance to bring these ideas to life, to apply at the earliest opportunity.

You can find out what life is like as a Cohort member at BetaDen, by viewing the short video on the BetaDen website. To apply to be a part of the programme, visit the website beta-den.com or contact the team by calling 01905 672700 or email info@beta-den.com