BetaDen: Worcestershire’s first tech accelerator is launching its first cohort in October

Based at Malvern Hills Science Park, BetaDen has been designed to provide access and a unique environment for entrepreneurs and technology businesses to develop new concepts, products and solutions across emerging technology sectors alongside Worcestershire’s 5G testbed project team,  helping new and existing companies to lead the way in future tech.

BetaDen has completed its recruitment from start-up businesses and entrepreneurs looking for a commercially led tech accelerator. The first of its kind in Worcestershire, Betaden has eight fully supported spaces available to run the first nine month cohort starting October 2018.

BetaDen’s onsite offer provides many benefits to support your business and individual growth including access to leading technologists, specialist business support and funding. BetaDen’s extra advantage is being a place that can also support the next stage of growth, through serviced  offices, flexible work space, lab facilities and meeting rooms all located within a network of technology and cyber businesses including the global technology company QinetiQ.

 Is BetaDen for you?

BetaDen will offer entrepreneurs, start-ups and scale ups looking for developer space the environment in which to create, design and bring to market new technologies and solutions. Successful applicants will have access to BetaDen’s handpicked mentors, tech workshops, investment coaching, Proof of Concept grant (circa value £15k-subject to eligibility) and commercial meetings with a real route to market network.

BetaDen has been meticulously planned and developed to differentiate from other tech accelerators. Being co-located with one of the UK’s first Industry 4.0  5G testbeds, BetaDen is at the forefront by creating a development space dedicated to new products in futuretech. Worcestershire’s 5G testbed project consortium will also provide a diverse technical and applications platform of knowledge and thought leadership to support members of the cohort. Disciplines include IoT (Internet of things), AI (Artificial Intelligence) and Security by Design Industrial security.

BetaDen’s Future Ecosystem

Apart from the physical cohort based in Malvern, the vision for the Betaden brand is for Worcestershire and the wider Midlands manufacturing and security network to co-support and promote entrepreneurship, business start- up and scale-up for technology across the region. A reputation and credibility from the defence and security business network based here, known as “Cyber Valley” can look to gain greater national and global recognition by investments such as BetaDen as a known location where the industry innovation is coming from.

Linda Smith, Founder and CEO of BetaDen said: “We are extremely excited to be finally launching BetaDen, and looking forward to launching our first ever cohort this Autumn. Any entrepreneurs or start-up businesses looking for this kind of support in the region should get in touch with the team or submit an application via the website for one of the eight sponsored places available. We have a superb network of leading edge support via our mentors and team, who are all looking forward to turning your big tech idea into reality. ”

Launching your ideas

BetaDen is encouraging registrations from the region’s most innovative minds.  To find out more about what BetaDen is offering and how you can register to be at the forefront of Worcestershire’s futuretech community, visit the BetaDen website, phone 01905 672700 or email