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Startup Weekly: HutZero calls for entries, Pi Labs demo day and much more

Here’s your weekly roundup of news about startup competitions, awards, co-working spaces, accelerators and any other exciting things happening in the UK tech sector.

HutZero’s call for applications

HutZero, a UK government funded programme seeking to help cybersecurity entrepreneurs, is now accepting applications for its second cohort.

The programme is being run in partnership between Cyber London (CyLon) and the Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) at Queen University Belfast.

HutZero’s programme, will start with a week-long bootcamp in September, followed by a three month period of mentoring.

Minister of state for digital and culture, Matt Hancock said, “We are determined to make the UK the safest place to live and do business online and are investing £1.9bn over five years to help protect the nation from damaging cyber threats and attacks.

“Our HutZero scheme is one of a series of initiatives to expand the UK’s cyber security sector and helps support innovative start-ups and entrepreneurs develop new ways to keep us safe.

“The application process for the second programme is now open, and I encourage all ambitious and capable individuals to apply so they can benefit from the comprehensive training, mentoring and networking on offer,” added the minister.

Entrepreneurs can apply here:

Pi Labs demo day

PI Labs held a demo day in London yesterday, featuring pitches from the following PropTech companies:

FalconDHQ – A mobile based SaaS solution; focused primarily on the private security industry: overhauling and digitising its daily operations, turning non-computed information into usable real-time tangible data – making the UK a safer place.

Keepsite – Keepsite is a software platform for individuals and businesses that design and deliver construction projects

StorageShare – Storage Share is the online marketplace for storage space. The platform will help landlords to rent out their attic, garage or spare room to renters who are in need of storage space. The benefit of the platform is that every free space is used, renters are paying less compared to traditional self-storage locations and landlords earn money with space they are not using.

Ask Porter – A platform that focuses on cutting out the middle man for managed properties saving residents time, money and hassle and providing traditional estate agents a route to maintaining customer relevancy in a digital age.

FinTech delegation to India

Chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond led a two day FinTech delegation to India this week.

The trip, made to promote the UK’s FinTech sector, included representatives from well-know companies in the space such as Iwoca and TransferWise.

Ministers will seek to showcase how Britain is still open for business by making a series of announcements, which will include plans for increased collaboration between the UK and Indian FinTech sectors.

As part of the proposals, India and the UK will take forward a regulatory cooperation agreement that will seek to make it easier for both countries to share expertise on emerging trends and regulatory issues and facilitate investment in UK and Indian FinTech.

Cisco Mi-IDEA looks for applicants

Cisco hosting event to offer North West startups tailored growth programme at new innovation centre.

Does your product disrupt markets in areas including, but not limited to, digital Health, digital creative, Internet of Things or smart cities? Then Cisco wants to meet you at their information event on 26th April in Manchester.

The teams will be on hand to share more information about Mi-IDEA, which offers tailored business support, is the result of a partnership between Cisco and Manchester Science Partnerships (MSP).

Register to attend the event by April 24th:

Auriens Hackathon

Developers, dreamers and designers are invited to participate in a Hackathon at the end of this month.

Powered by later lifestyle specialists, Auriens, this 48-hour Hackathon (April 28-30) will enable the brightest minds to bring about the best new thinking for baby boomers and beyond.
During the event, participants will be invited to consider imaginative solutions across three main themes:

1. Living Imagining technology tools that will enrich a residential living environment, considering everything from ergonomic architecture to embedded technology, lifestyle and concierge services to healthcare, hospitality and wellbeing.

2. Caring Devising dynamic ideas around the provision of care, from the perspectives of hospitality and technology.

3. Connecting Considering avant garde solutions around technology that will enable residents to communicate with friends and family as well as staying connected to the world of business. Exploring the social side of life, imagining innovation across events, entertainment and relationships. A team of mentors will be on hand throughout the process to inspire and advise participants.