Startup Weekly: Your accelerator, incubator, competition and awards roundup

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

Every week, we will bring you the latest from the country’s startup accelerators, incubators, competitions and awards.

Here’s your inaugural round-up:

Digital Health

DigitalHealth London launched its accelerator programme earlier this week. It seeks to help small and medium-sized businesses in the digital health space develop and pioneer technology specifically for the NHS.

In collaboration with Digital Catapult, the programme will work with 30 digital health businesses each year over a three-year period.

Camden Market partnership

IncuBus Retail has partnered with Camden Market to create the Startup Department Store, a space which will host 10 emerging food, beverage, fashion and retail brands.

The startups accepted onto the three-month IncuBus Retail incubator programme in May, will also get their own stall in the market.

IncuBus will not take equity in participating startups, but companies will have to pay £3,600 to take part.

Activate Capital

Applications for Activate Capital’s April 2016 Programme close on 25th March. The programme provides early-stage support for entrepreneurs with domain expertise who need help bringing their digital products to life.

It includes an intense six-week programme offering early stage startups advice on strategy, business model and investor readiness in return for up to 5% equity. Selected startups will graduate to the Activate Academy which includes a seed investment round of £100,000.


Cyber-security companies have until 27th March to apply for the third cohort of the CyLon (Cyber London) accelerator programme, which is headquartered in Hammersmith, London.

CyLon offers help over three months to early-stage businesses which are developing information security technology products and services. Participants receive personal guidance and support from a network of mentors and the programme culminates with a demo day, allowing participants to present their products, progress and potential to a range of partners and investors.

Teams receive a fixed £15,000 per team in return for 3% equity.

Elevator Pitch 2016

The deadline for applications is looming! Startups have until 31st March to submit their application for their chance to participate in this year’s Tech City News Elevator Pitch competition. What are you waiting for?!