A Worcester-based company is inviting tech start-ups from around the world to join its fully funded accelerator programme.

BetaDen, the creator of the award-winning Technology Accelerator Programme, is opening doors to international tech-driven businesses.

Kicking off in June 2024, the nine-month programme promises selected start-ups a robust support system.

This includes a £10,000 proof of concept grant, £2,000 for marketing, and access to expert mentors.

The programme's funding comes from the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund and the Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership through the Growing Places Fund.

In terms of benefits, start-ups can expect tailored expert guidance on growth strategies, finance management, intellectual property, and more.

An always-open co-working space at the Malvern Hills Science Park is on offer, along with assistance on claiming grants and funding, plus marketing and PR support.

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Will Norrell, co-founder of Triple ESG, a previous participant of the scheme, said: "We started with no product, just an idea, and then throughout the BetaDen journey we got funding as well as expertise from advisors who helped us deliver a product, and we will be leaving BetaDen with a minimum viable product (MVP)."

Natalie Wadley, co-founder and CEO of ChangeMaker3D, said: "We’re a small start-up with high-growth potential.

"We have significant opportunities down the line but keeping the company going at this early time is challenging.

"The impact of the BetaDen and POC (Proof Of Concept) support has been massive.

"Having top-up grant funding at those key points de-risked our projects."

BetaDen's past success stories range from breakthroughs to makeovers.

Michele Fitzpatrick, founder of Omina7, added: "BetaDen helped us work out what we needed to do.

"It would have taken us much longer to sort things out without the support".

BetaDen cordially invites businesses from every corner of the globe aiming to expand, accelerate, and innovate within Worcestershire.

This includes international companies looking to establish their product in the UK, and Worcestershire-based companies aiming to innovate.

Aspiring applicants must be able to travel to Worcestershire for face-to-face meetings.

The window for applications closes on March 1, 2024.

To apply, visit BetaDen's official website via beta-den.com.