10 tech start-ups join Virgin Media and Techstars accelerator

iStock_000051182406_SmallVirgin Media and Techstars have announced the 10 tech start-up finalists to participate in a new London-based accelerator programme.

The ‘Virgin Media Accelerator powered by Techstars’ is a 13-week mentorship and guidance programme, backed by Virgin Media Business parent company Liberty Global. The 10 start-ups to make the cut hail from around the globe, with home cities including Milan, Berlin, Venice Beach, and Dublin. The sector spread is equally diverse, with products and services ranging from a virtual reality treadmill, a P2P real-time video streaming system, an Internet of Thing device, and a crowdsourcing platform for real-time sports stats.

The programme is due to kick-off at the end of this month, in Aldgate East.  However, participants are first being whisked through a series of high-profile meets and greets in Silicon Valley with Google, Facebook, and Cable Labs. They’ll then share a flight with Sir Richard Branson, when they will participate will in a discussion on the future of entrepreneurship.

“We can’t wait to start helping these truly innovative start-ups grow and develop their business – it’s what we do best” says Ryan Kuder, managing director at Virgin Media Accelerator. “With the backing of Virgin Media, Techstars and Liberty Global these start-ups will have access to some of the best business knowledge and expertise as well as a global network of contacts to help them rise above competitors”.

The ten participants are:

  • Ecoisme – Poland
  • GoalShouter – Italy
  • KonnectAgain – Ireland
  • Synervoz – Canada
  • Rally Networks – USA
  • Repairly – UK
  • Sponsokit – Germany
  • Stepsize – UK
  • TelToo – UK
  • Wizdish – UK

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