Teesside University hosts Searchcamp accelerator programme for startups

The investor demo day, on September 3, marks the culmination of the first Searchcamp accelerator programme

Teesside University
Teesside University

Leading entrepreneurs and investors from across the North of England will be visiting Teesside University to hear pitches from high-growth technology startups which have taken part in an immersive accelerator programme.

The investor demo day, on September 3, marks the culmination of the first Searchcamp accelerator programme, a scheme which aims to make Middlesbrough the startup capital of Britain.

Teams involved will be pitching their business ideas in the hope of attracting further investment to allow them to develop their businesses even further.

Searchcamp is a partnership between Teesside University and some of the North East’s leading entrepreneurs.

It has given the eight technology startups – including a social network company, a subscription service that delivers a monthly box of kitchen essential and an app-based dating agency – up to £15,000 of seed capital, along with advice and mentoring from internationally-renowned businessmen and women while they develop their business.

Director of Searchcamp Bobby Paterson said: “These are some truly innovative business ideas which are now ready to be showcased to the wider public.

“Each of the teams has worked intensely over the last 12 weeks to streamline their product so that it is ready to attract further investment.

“We are confident investors will be extremely impressed with the pitches that demonstrate the rich potential the Tees Valley has.”

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