Startup Weekly: A new HealthTech accelerator cohort, WeWork’s The Creator Awards UK finalists and more

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Welcome to Startup Weekly – your weekly roundup of news about UK startup competitions, awards, co-working spaces, accelerators and more.

DigitalHealth.London cohort companies unveiled

DigitalHealth.London has unveiled the 30 London startups that are joining its HealthTech accelerator, which is designed to transform London’s NHS.

Technologies including video-game rehabilitation, AI health monitoring, and a ‘USB port’ for amputees, are among those selected for the second cohort of DigitalHealth.London’s second accelerator.

The chosen companies, include Mira Rehab, Babylon Health, Echo, Insource and Cambridge Bio-Augmentation Systems.

The full list can be viewed here.

WeWork announces The Creator Awards’ UK finalists

WeWork has announced the shortlist for The Creator Awards, a global initiative designed to recognise and reward ‘creators’ from all over the world.

More than a third of the UK finalists are involved in the tech space, with companies from various verticals including EcoTech, digital journalism, EdTech and HealthTech.

The selected companies include EdTech startup Perlego, and Those – maker of digital drawing robot Joto.

The finalists will pitch to a panel of judges at the UK Regional Finals in London on 14th September for their chance to win a share of a £1.5m prize.

Rail company seeks startups for accelerator

German rail company Deutsche Bahn AG is looking for startups to work on projects that could change the future of the transport industry.

Selected startups will take part in a six-month business accelerator and benefit from funding and mentoring opportunities, including up to €100,000 of investment, equity free; introduction to business partners and investors; and access to technology and datasets.

Data will be made available from many of Deutsche Bahn AG’s subsidiaries, including bike share and car share programmes Call-a-bike and Flinkster; logistics and shipment data for containers from DB Schenker; car park occupancy data from DB Bahnpark and data relating to its rail services from DB Cargo and Fernverkehr (long distance trains).

The selected startups will be encouraged to use this data to develop apps or algorithms to change the way in which customers use transport systems.

Startups have until 1st October to apply.

Applications closing soon for Sports Tech Hub

Startups can still apply for the Sport Tech Hub – a dedicated physical activity and sport incubator aimed at creating healthier, happier and more active populations.

Based at House of Sport in the centre of London, Sport Tech Hub provides startups focused on raising levels of participation in sport with a 24-week programme of support delivered by industry experts.

If you’re interested, you’d better be quick as the application process closes on 10th September.