Worcestershire showcase celebrates county’s tech talent

Seven early-stage businesses taking part in a Worcestershire technology accelerator recently named best in the UK*, will take part in a pitch and showcase event on Tuesday 22 November.The event, which is organised by the county’s first technology accelerator BetaDen, is the culmination of nine months’ work for Cohort 5.0 on the programme and will take place face-to-face for the first time since Covid-19 drove the popular accelerator online in early 2020.Donston Powell, communications manager at BetaDen, said: “We’re really excited for the return of the in-person showcase, which provides an invaluable opportunity for founders to demonstrate their work and secure the customers, investors, and development partners they need to support the next phase of their development.“Alongside funding and commercial business support, being part of a wider network of like-minded entrepreneurs, partners and members of the business and tech communities is one of the key benefits of our programme so being able to hold this showcase in person after all this time is real boost for all those taking part.”The seven companies who will pitch their businesses are:•   Bright Beams – an artificial intelligence enabled laser surface processing system•   Changemaker 3D – a digitally driven 3D concrete printing technology delivering carbon benefits to the construction sector•   The Curiosity Museum – a digital careers programme providing an introduction to the world of work for students aged 12+•   Malvern Air – anew technology indoor air purification system•   Omnia 7 – a study skills app for children and apprentices managing additional challenges such as learning difficulties, mental health issues or other long-term health conditions•   Remote Controllers – low latency remote control of broadcast media equipment•   Secure Socialising – keyless smart locker system for places where people meet and socialise Donston continued: “The seven companies taking part in our showcase are developing game-changing technologies here in the heart of Worcestershire. Since joining the programme, several have already received regional and national award recognition for their innovations and we’re excited to share their work with a wider audience at the showcase event.”BetaDen was founded in 2018 and since then has supported 43 business founders in creating over 100 jobs and attracting over £6.1m investment.  Its alumni have gone on to secure high-profile contracts with the likes of Royal Mail, the NHS, HS2, National Rail, United Utilities, and Imperial College London.  For further details, visit www.beta-den.com *UK Business Tech Awards 2022


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