The second cohort of the Ignite North of Tyne Pre-Accelerator has begun.

As part of the five-month programme, which is funded by the North of Tyne Combined Authority (NTCA), 15 teams will each be receiving £10,000 in grant funding, weekly workshops, access to the Ignite network of founders and mentors, and £250,000 in credits from partners. The programme is designed to help early-stage entrepreneurs build businesses with scaling potential.

Successful applicants can benefit from workshops and mentoring with experienced tech founders, and will receive the £10k in equity-free investment. Funded by NTCA, the pre-accelerator is the third of a range of programmes delivered by Ignite to help drive digital business growth in the region.

We’ve been really impressed with the quality of applications this year, which has grown by nearly 50%. We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who put in time to apply — and to all the founders who helped us with the judging process.

The 2023 Teams

Here are the startups who will be spending the next 5 months on our Pre-Accelerator:

Affectronics allows clinicians to focus on the quality of care for their babies in intensive care units by providing continual pain monitoring and reporting, using computer vision and deep learning.

 Brava provides access to the unmissable with truly smart ticketing built for today. Brava ensures that tickets end up in the hand of real fans at a fair price, every time.

 Floe is shaping the future of work through its CAAS — Coworking as a Service — offer which helps landlords better utilise unoccupied commercial spaces.

Fundify is the search engine for grant funding, automating matching between funders and grant seekers.

 Insightano is an automated modern data stack, enabling non-techy people to derive insight from their organisational data and open data in order to inform decision making, and to drive impact and growth opportunities.

Javel Groupe uses AI to help insurers make contracts better understood, and just plain better.

Let&Net provides access to source samples for fashion stylists, making the process of booking samples easier and faster to manage, whilst helping emerging designer brands with sample management and product seeding.

 Mayfli is a UK Marketplace/Website Combination providing UK Businesses with a platform they can strive and not just survive on.

♻️ Nothing is Left designs and produces the world’s most desirable household products that help rid the planet of plastics — using natural, compostable materials.

 Rise Learning Group improves new starter retention and productivity through a four-step approach to onboarding.

 ROXID is a user-friendly data management tool to enable sustainable and intelligent heritage management.

 Safer Date is the safest dating app in the world, designed to provide a safe place for people to meet online.

️ SQCDP digitises manufacturing processes to connect teams and drive business performance.

 Sugarcoat is a next generation ecommerce platform that provides the technology to create bespoke selling experiences at scale.

✍️ Vibbl reduces teacher workload by enabling better, faster and more collaborative verbal feedback.

What’s next?

Over the next few months Ignite will be capturing the journey of the teams through their social media, so make sure to give them a follow on Linkedin or Twitter.

They will also be organising a public showcase on Wednesday June 7th. More information to follow, but for now, save the date!