Worcestershire LEP Chair, Mark Stansfeld: 15 June

First published in the Worcester News on 15.06.2018

I would like to make businesses aware of an exciting brand new tech accelerator in the heart of Worcestershire’s Cyber Valley, BETADEN. This was launched exclusively at Info Security Europe 2018.

BETADEN, opening autumn 2018, will be Worcestershire’s first dedicated tech accelerator for entrepreneurs and scale up tech businesses. It provides the location and environment for both entrepreneurs in residence and technology businesses to develop alongside the Worcestershire 5G team as we position new and existing companies to be at the forefront of future technology.

BETADEN will develop a specialist cohort of eight to ten entrepreneurs the opportunity to join the team launching this Autumn. The onsite offer will provide unique benefits to support each business and individual’s growth.

It’s worth pointing out some of these advantages that BETADEN can offer entrepreneurs such as, access to leading technologists, special business support and funding guidance. One extra advantage is being located in a place that can offer an environment for the next stage of growth. This flexible work space, with access to lab facilities and meeting rooms are all located within the new Worcestershire LEP office with a network of technology and cyber businesses nearby, known as “Cyber Valley” including the global technology giant QinetiQ.

I believe that entrepreneurs and small tech businesses will be able to thrive in this new supportive platform which is enhanced with a range of specialist business support through our regional and national stakeholder network and local partners.

As BETADEN develops its reputation it will provide the ideal launch pad for interested parties to base their technology business in a stunning location with plenty of good clean air to let those ideas flow.

If you would like further information on how you and your business idea can get involved visit the BETADEN website: http://www.Beta-Den.com or contact Linda.Smith@wlep.co.uk.