Startup accelerator MassChallenge UK has awarded 14 UK startups £500,000 in no equity cash.
The ‘Diamond Winners’, awarded £50,000 each, included Cambridge Bio Augmentation Systems, a medical devices company making connectors for amputated limbs, and MOM Incubators, a startup with plans to manufacture incubators designed to decrease the number of premature child deaths within refugee camps.
Other startups to scoop the £50,000 award were Preliminal Games, Renovagen, Sinclair Fire and Shoot.
The winners were whittled down from 90 startups, almost half of which are London-based, including translator Babelverse, travel memory collator Timelooper, investor portfolio manager Xenapto and branded content platform Vidsy, the last of which was awarded £25,000.
John Harthorne, MassChallenge chief executive and founder, said: “This year has set a solid foundation for growth and I look forward to great progress in the years to come.”
The full list of winners:
MIP Diagnostics secures £5.1m funding
£50,000 Diamond Winners
Cambridge Bio Augmentation Systems (@CBioAugSystems)
MOM Incubators (@momincubators)
Preliminal Games (@preliminalgames)
Sinclair Fire (@SinclairFire)
£25,000 Gold Winners
Great Little Place (GLP) (@glpLondon)
Live Better With (@lbwcancer)
In-Kind Silver Winners
Carbon Analytics (@co2analytics)
Compare and Share (@compareandshare)
DOYA Medical Ltd.
FoPo Food Powder (@hellofopo)
Gormley & Gamble (@gormley_gamble)
Talent Rank (@fmrank)
World Around Me (@wamapp)