BetaDen Welcomes Four New Partners to Support Tech Innovation

BetaDen has announced four new partners for the eighth cohort of Accelerate – its award-winning programme for technology businesses – which begins on 4 June.

The partners bring a range of specialisms from research and development (R&D) tax credits and innovation grant applications support, to intellectual property (IP) rights, financial management, and corporate and commercial legal support.

Apogee Associates, a Midlands-based innovation funding consultancy specialising in R&D tax credits and innovation grant applications, will support BetaDen’s Accelerate Cohort 8.0 to identify and secure grant funding opportunities and navigate the complex world of R&D tax relief. Its specialist team will provide hands-on support where needed, enabling founders to make strategic decisions to accelerate their business growth.

Wynne-Jones IP, a UK and European IP firm specialising in trademarks, patents, designs, IP strategy, licensing and enforcement, IP audits and renewals, will continue supporting the BetaDen Accelerate programme as a partner, after originally joining the accelerator during cohort 7.0 as a mentor.

Jerroms, a leading Midlands-based financial group providing a wealth of personal, business advisory, and corporate services, has been involved with BetaDen since its inception in 2018 as a financial management mentor. It will also continue the relationship as a partner for Accelerate cohort 8.0.

Finally, Higgs LLP, a well-known Midlands law firm with a lineage forged in the Black Country since 1875, will continue as partner for the second year in a row, providing a range of specialist corporate commercial and legal advice.

Donston Powell, director of External Affairs at BetaDen, commented:

‘’We are delighted to welcome our new partners to BetaDen and would like to thank them for their support. The partnerships highlight our shared dedication to creating a dynamic tech ecosystem across the county, supporting local entrepreneurs to develop revolutionary innovations that will change the world right here, in the heart of the country.

“We are confident that our founders will gain valuable insights from Apogee, Wynne-Jones IP, Jerroms and Higgs LLP. Their expertise and support will prove invaluable as our founders navigate their route to market.”

Businesses joining Accelerate Cohort 8.0 will be announced shortly. BetaDen also recently announced a partnership with Barclays Eagle Labs to create a new technology incubator in Worcester.

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