One of our key objectives at the Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership is to support and enable business growth within the county. One way that we are helping to do this is by developing and growing the opportunities available to innovate, and that is why I would encourage businesses and entrepreneurs to apply to join Cohort 2.0 of Worcestershire’s first tech accelerator BetaDen, before the deadline of April 30.

BetaDen is a unique commercial accelerator that is able to support businesses of all sizes through an innovative platform where they can create, research and develop new concepts.

We launched BetaDen in October last year and we have already seen the benefits that it has had for members of its first cohort. These businesses and entrepreneurs have been able to develop their tech ideas into commercial business opportunities with the support on offer.

BetaDen is a fantastic opportunity to access proof of concept funding, marketing support to develop ideas in a thriving technology ecosystem and personalised coaching. The accelerator benefits from a wealth of experienced business mentors who can provide tailored one-to-one sessions that help cohort members to make the decisions that will benefit and accelerate their business ideas.

I strongly urge any interested businesses and entrepreneurs to apply for cohort 2.0 before the deadline of 30 April, to ensure that you have the opportunity to benefit from this immense resource located within the internationally recognised cyber tech cluster in Malvern.

To apply or find out more information, visit the BetaDen website, or contact the team by calling 01905 672700 or emailing