Worcestershire’s new technology accelerator BETADEN announced

Launched exclusively at Info Security Europe 2018, Worcestershire LEP are excited to announce the launch of BETADEN a brand new tech accelerator in the heart of Worcestershire’s Cyber Valley.

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 project team as they position new and existing companies to be at the forefront of futuretech.

BETADEN will develop a specialist cohort of eight to ten entrepreneurs to join the team launching this Autumn. The onsite offer will provide unique benefits to support each business and individual’s growth. Access to leading technologists, special business support and funding are just some advantages that BETADEN can offer entrepreneurs looking for a dynamic and new platform to support growth. The extra advantage is being located in a place that can also 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 a network of technology and cyber businesses, known as “Cyber Valley” including the global technology giant QinetiQ.

Entrepreneurs and small tech businesses will thrive in this new supportive platform which is enhanced with a range of specialist business support through a regional and national stakeholder network and local partners. As BETADEN develops its reputation it will provide the ideal launch pad to base a technology business in a stunning location with plenty of good clean air to let those ideas flow.

Gary Woodman, Chief Executive, Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership, said: “We are delighted that Worcestershire is becoming recognised as a place that supports emerging technology through investing in futuretech and enabling businesses and academia to gain advantage in a rapidly advancing global marketplace”

Linda Smith, Director of Enterprise, Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership, said: “Info Security Europe provided the perfect platform to introduce the BETADEN opportunity  to the cyber industry network.  Agility  to design and develop new products and solutions is being demanded across all industry sectors. Security by Design will become the accepted norm and a tech accelerator that can offer immediate advanced access through 5G applications  and mentoring with specialists with direct access to industry challenges will offer  untold commercial benefits.”

The need for next generation cyber solutions is growing the sector across the region at a rapid rate, a new Tech accelerator and access to a 5G testbed are part of the asset development in the region.”

Businesses can also stay up to date with BETADEN by following @BetaDenUK on Twitter and using #BetaDenUK

If you would like further information and details as to how to get involved visit the BETADEN website here or contact Linda.Smith@wlep.co.uk.

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