Tech Startups Offered Fully Funded Accelerator Programme by Worcestershire Based BetaDen

Tech Startups Offered Fully Funded Accelerator Programme by Worcestershire Based BetaDen

BetaDen, the company behind the Award Winning Technology Accelerator Programme, is inviting tech startups from around the world to join their fully funded accelerator programme.

The programme aims to support innovative technology-led businesses with market potential and help them accelerate their journey to market.

Starting in June 2024, BetaDen's 9-month award-winning technology accelerator programme offers selected startups a range of benefits. Successful applicants will have access to a £10,000 Proof of Concept grant and a £2,000 Marketing funding. The programme is funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, and by Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership through the Growing Places Fund.

Tech startups joining the programme will benefit from expert mentors who will provide guidance on growth strategies, finance management, intellectual property, and IP. They will also have access to a 24/7 co-working space at the Malvern Hills Science Park, expert support with grants and funding, and expert marketing and PR assistance.

"We started with no product, we just had an idea, and then throughout the BetaDen journey we got funding as well as expertise from advisors who helped us deliver a product, and we will be leaving BetaDen with a minimum viable product (MVP)," said Will Norrell, Co-founder of Triple ESG.

Natalie Wadley, Co-founder and CEO of ChangeMaker3D, emphasised the impact of BetaDen and the Proof of Concept support, stating, "We’re a small start-up with high-growth potential. We have significant opportunities down the line but keeping the company going at this early time is challenging, as it is with all start-up SMEs. The impact of the BetaDen and POC (Proof Of Concept) support has been massive. Having top-up grant funding at those key points de-risked our projects."

BetaDen has also helped businesses like Omina7 restart, pivot, and develop new brands, identities, and services. Michele Fitzpatrick, Founder of Omina7, shared her experience, saying, "BetaDen helped us work out what we needed to do. It would have taken us much longer to sort things out without the support. We’ve got our due diligence pack together, which sounds really boring and a sort of thing I would have put off, but I’ve now got it together so got like legal contracts, assigning rights, NDAs, and all sorts of things that you wouldn’t normally think of."

BetaDen's fully funded Accelerator Programme is open to businesses worldwide looking to expand, accelerate, and innovate within Worcestershire. This includes international businesses looking to expand or set up their product in the UK, as well as Worcestershire-based businesses looking to accelerate and innovate. Applicants must be available to travel to Worcestershire for in-person meetings.

Applications for BetaDen's 9-month programme are open until 1 March 2024. To apply, visit Apply Now | Cohort 8.0 Tech Opportunity | BetaDen (

Image description: BetaDen success story Natalie Wadley with Luke Wadley from Changemaker 3D at the launch celebration of the King Charles III book in which they are featured in. (Jpg).

About BetaDen

Co-located with the Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership team, BetaDen is situated at the forefront of the testing and developing of future technologies.

The testbed provides a revolutionary platform for businesses to develop next-generation technology, such as the internet of things and industry 4.0.

Situated at Malvern Hills Science Park, BetaDen offers entrepreneurs, start-ups and scale up businesses a package that includes guidance from industry partners, free office space, mentorship from handpicked experts, and access to grants worth up to £12,000. The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government's Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills.


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