BetaDen, the technology accelerator based in Worcestershire, develops early-stage technology companies and helps them find their route to market. BetaDen has a strong commercial focus, helping companies reach investment and/or market readiness.

Having already supported 36 early-stage tech companies, they are now seeking the next generation to inspire advances in a wide range of sectors, including AI, IOT, 5G, Cyber, Edge Computing, Biometrics, Meditech and Industry 4.0. As well as supporting entrepreneurs and early-stage businesses, BetaDen also provides a space in which established organisations can develop their tech-related R&D activities locally but off-site; offering an environment for innovation to flourish.

The BetaDen package, worth over £50,000, includes 6-month programme from September 2022 till March 2023 (Delivery days – Wednesdays and Thursdays at Malvern Hills Science Park), Access to Proof-of-Concept grant worth £10,000, Access to Marketing funding worth £2,000, Access to Worcestershire’s 5G testbed, Dedicated free office space at Malvern Hills Science Park, Access to BetaDen’s technology industry expertise network, events and Tech Talks, Access to mentors for advice in: Strategic Marketing, Route to Market, Minimum Viable Product, Raising Investment, Product Development, Intellectual Property, Accounting and Structure, Technology Stack, Mindset and more.

BetaDen’s impact and success is reflected in the accomplishments of the Cohort Alumni, who have gone to establish partnerships between their companies and larger organisations such as HS2, The NHS, RoyalMail and Network Rail. Successful applicants will enjoy being part of a varied cohort of businesses and will be equipped with the resources and experience that BetaDen can offer, accelerating their business models to commercial market readiness.

Claire Owen, receiver of the Innovator Award at the Women in Tech Awards 2021 and a Cohort 4.0 alumni agrees, “it’s amazing how far we’ve come in such a short space of time and that is thanks, in no small part, to the support we’ve received from BetaDen”.

For more information or to apply, please visit Apply Now | Cohort 6.0 Tech Opportunity | BetaDen ( The application window will close on the 1st August, for a September 15th 2022 start.

BetaDen are also holding a BetaDen Beers Event on Thursday 23rd June, 5pm – 7pm.  You will have the opportunity to meet cohort founders, both past and present, who are progressing commercially and have benefited from Worcestershire’s tech accelerator. To make the afternoon even better they offer a selection of local beers directly from Malvern, supplied by The Friday Beer Company, and some snacks to go with it.  Please register your FREE place via the clicking here.


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