White City Innovators Programme announces new cohort

Nick Howe - Enterprise Manager, NatWest sharing his knowledge and expertise on 'Writing a successful business plan'

Nick Howe - Enterprise Manager, NatWest sharing his knowledge and expertise on 'Writing a successful business plan'

Third iteration of the White City Innovators Programme launched on 1st May 2018.

The Imperial White City Incubator has launched the Spring 2018 edition of the White City Innovators Programme, with the support of NatWest. The four-week programme gives entrepreneurs and start-up companies free access to work space, workshops and mentoring to help them grow and develop.

The Programme will ensure companies are ready to take the next steps from learning about the responsibilities of company directorship to what angel investors really look for. At the end of the four weeks participants will have the opportunity to pitch in front of a panel of judges, giving them insight into the process of showcasing their company for future accelerator programmes or potential investors. Entrepreneurs will also familiarise themselves with how to market and fund their company or product and build an effective team. The first four frontrunners will receive a cash prize and additional support worth up to £7,000.  

The successfully shortlisted startups taking part in the White City Innovators Programme are:

  • Doctor Be – interested in the microbiome, but more specifically on the potential benefits of probiotics for the wellbeing of the skin;
  • ifPlus – an online platform that aggregates the most helpful situational advice by categorising situations into different subcategories;
  • Indigo Works – offers a service that captures the wealth and breadth of professional advice from experienced and qualified professionals as they travel about on their daily business to and from appointments on the UK rail network;
  • LSN – a non-invasive approach to documenting endangered heritage, used to open new avenues of research and means of community outreach, education, and advocacy;
  • Rightly – a platform that puts the consumer in complete control over how their personal data is used. Rightly’s dashboard will provide consumers with an overview of where their data is and the ability to control their data at any organisation;
  • SP Tracked Safety Jackets – GPS-tracked safety jackets for primary school children and vulnerable road users who suffer from Dementia, Alzheimer's and other disabilities. The jackets can be tracked via an app that works on all mobile platforms and gives real-time updates;
  • SpiraSense – SpiraSense is developing inexpensive paper-based sensors to monitor breathing rates and employ artificial intelligence to warn clinicians of impending trends toward deterioration.
  • Survivormap – provides a victim identification platform that integrates workflows within the hospital and facilitates the crowd-sourcing of information to rapidly match victims with their loved ones.  

The Programme is delivered at the Imperial White City Incubator, with further support by NatWest. NatWest is an active supporter of the Tech sector and helps businesses from university spinouts to FTSE100 get the 3B’s – get Backing, get Big and get Bought. The banking giant is involved in accelerator schemes across the UK and regularly works with innovation programmes to promote great ideas, partner on fintech, or explore large enterprise problems they can solve together.