Startup Weekly: A HealthTech challenge, a new Scottish incubator and more


Welcome to Startup Weekly, our roundup of last week’s top tech news for startups in the UK.

Every week, we bring you the latest from the country’s startup accelerators, incubators, competitions and awards. This week, we have Accenture’s HealthTech challenge, the launch of a new Scottish incubator, and more.

Accenture HealthTech challenge

Today is the final day for applications for the Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge. The challenge is part of a global innovation program to tackle some of the world’s key health challenges. It aims to bring together top startups with major life science and healthcare companies.

The challenge is open to early-stage companies that have, at a minimum, a beta product to demonstrate. They should also require access to executives at large, established life sciences and health companies.

Launch of Codebase Stirling

Scottish startup incubator and office space provider CodeBase is officially launching its second location next week. CodeBase Stirling aims to act as a hub to gather and support the Stirling tech community. It will provide scaleup education, office and coworking spaces, mentoring and events.

CodeBase already operates a site in Edinburgh, which is home to over 90 startups that employ more than 600 people.

CodeBase Stirling has the capacity for upwards of 50 startup and scaleup companies over four floors of flexible office space, as well as hot desking and co-working facilities.

The official opening is on 5th September.

Launch of Entrepreneurial Spark hub in London

Also on Tuesday 5th September, Entrepreneurial Spark Powered by NatWest is to launch its first London accelerator.

Located in Angel, the hub will provide over 100 startups with free office space, WiFi and access to mentoring and NatWest’s wider business network.

Entrepreneurial Spark has hubs across the UK, with sites in towns and cities including Bristol, Belfast, Leeds and Newcastle.

HackCampus demo day

The third year of HackCampus culminated on Thursday with a demo day at Deliveroo’s new London HQ (see featured image).

HackCampus is a 10-week paid internship programme that places talented engineering students in London tech startups.

Supported by Index Ventures, the programme has so far placed students in companies including Credit Benchmark, Deliveroo, EDITED, onefinestay, Secret Escapes and SwiftKey.