BetaDen is Worcestershire’s first dedicated commercial technology accelerator, but what does that mean? BetaDen is committed to growing the technology community and eco-system here in Worcestershire through a variety of channels.
A Technology accelerator, is a business program that supports early-stage, growth-driven companies through education, mentorship and financing. Start ups typically enter accelerators for a fixed period of time and as part of a cohort of companies
BetaDen’s Technology Acceleration Programme runs for 9 months and offers 8-10 entrepreneurs the opportunity to accelerate their business or technology concept either to investment readiness or direct to the market or supply chain. The programme delivers specialist mentoring and coaching, a proof-of-concept grant worth up to £15,000, free office space and access to our extensive industry and academic network
Alongside the day to day running of BetaDen, the team are also dedicated to support the wider technology community in Worcestershire. This is achieved through technology based events, thought leadership and sector/industry links plus business clinics here at the Science Park, covering funding support / guidance and networking designed to bring the knowledge and businesses together. BetaDen is co-located with Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership and Worcestershire’s 5G testbed teams at Malvern Hills Science Park.
Whether you are a cohort member with BetaDen or a business based in the local region, BetaDen is able to assist with support for technology business development or signpost in the right direction
As previously mentioned, BetaDen offer an extensive events programme, open and free to all technology based businesses in Worcestershire and surrounding areas. BetaDen are also able to connect businesses not only with other partnership organisations locally but other businesses open to collaboration, investment and development.
BetaDen are continuously looking to grow the local tech based ecosystem for collaboration, information sharing and strengthening awareness of the expertise in Worcestershire. Attendance for events is free of charge and probably the best way to find out more about whats on offer
BetaDen seek to attract new entrepreneurs working in products, services of solutions for the emerging technology
An online application process is the first step in applying to BetaDen, should this be successful, you will then be invited to interview by our advisory board panel. Following this spaces on the next cohort will be offered subject to T’s&C’s.
#Cohort 3.0 – Open for Applications February 2020 – Start June 2020
#Cohort 4.0 – Open for Applications December 2020 – Start April 2021
New and emerging technology products, services and solutions for business and industry – as a guide – Security Technologies (cyber), IoT, AI, Machine Learning, Blockchain, Big Data
BetaDen is committed to helping new technology companies to develop and flourish right across Worcestershire, active support in grow into space and relevant business growth initiatives will be offered.