UK
14 October 2015

MassChallenge UK Announces Top 26 Startups Competing for 500,000 in Cash Awards

Our entrepreneurs had a game-changing summer and Im very proud of all of the 2015 finalists, said MassChallenge Founder and CEO John Harthorne. These top 26 startups are poised to make a tremendous impact across a variety of industries from transportation to healthcare to robotics. Each of these startups has great potential, and I look forward to celebrating their achievements with the community at the Awards Ceremony.

The 2015 final judges include industry leaders and visionaries Henry Lane Fox, CEO and Co-founder of FoundersForum, Bill Morrow, Co-founder and Director of Angels Den, Steve Perry, Founder and Co-Creator of Visa Europe Collab, Jeremy Bassett, Director of the Unilever Foundry and Nadia Crandall, Co-Chair of Harvard Business School Angels of London.

In addition to distributing the 500,000 in awards, the 2015 Awards Ceremony will include pitches from the 26 startups and a showcase of all 90 MassChallenge UK finalists. Featured speakers at the ceremony will include a successful British female entrepreneur and the founder of a highly successful navigation app.

MassChallenge also announced today updated impact metrics for its 835 alumni startups, including the 218 from its 2015 cohorts in Boston and London. Since its first program in 2010, MassChallenge startups have raised over 720 million ($1.1 billion) in funding, generated over 340 million ($520 million) in revenue and created over 6,500 jobs.

MASSCHALLENGE UK 2015 TOP 26 STARTUPS

BuyerDeck (@buyerdeck)
UK | High Tech
BuyerDeck is a Buyer Portal. B2B seller teams collaborate on content & deal information with buyers to deliver a great buying experience.

Cambridge Bio Augmentation Systems (@CBioAugSystems)
UK | Healthcare & Life Sciences
A permanently integrated smart device that provides the interface between an amputated stump and any prosthesis.

Carbon Analytics Ltd (@co2analytics)
UK | Social Impact
Carbon Analytics provides fully automated and action oriented carbon, energy and water emission insights to the SME/SMB community!

Compare and Share (@compareandshare)
UK | High Tech
Compare and Share is the comparison marketplace of the Sharing Economy, helping people and companies access 8000 sharing sites in one place.

Converge
UK | High Tech
Converge the IoT platform for industry that automates manual monitoring by connecting large scale sensor networks.

DOYA Medical Ltd.
Israel | Healthcare & Lifesciences
DOYA Medical active eStent replaces ear tube surgeries, improves quality of life, reduces recovery time and saves millions in costs.

FoPo Food Powder (@hellofopo)
Sweden | Social Impact
FoPo extends food shelf life from 2 weeks to 2 years by freeze drying & turning it into powder, while reducing food waste and helping farmers.

GiveVision (@givevision_net)
UK | Healthcare & Lifescienes
Developing smart glasses that act as eyes for blind people.

Glisser (@glisserapp)
UK | High Tech
Glisser makes presentations interactive - they take regular slide decks, push live to audience devices and gather data and feedback.

Gormley & Gamble (@gormley_gamble)
UK | High Tech
London's first made-to-measure tailors exclusively for women. Complimentary monogramming, macaroons and appointment-only service.

Great Little Place (GLP) (@glpLondon)
UK | General, Retail & Consumer Goods
Great Little Place (GLP) is a mobile app for discovering and sharing great little places around you.

HelpingB (@helpingb)
UK | Social Impact
HelpingB helps revolutionary products with a social impact and financially sustainable business model come to life through crowdfunding.

Live Better With(@lbwcancer)
UK | General, Retail & Consumer Goods
A one-stop marketplace of healthcare, home aid and wellness products and technologies for patients with long-term conditions and their carers.

MOM Incubators (@momincubators)
UK | Healtchcare & Lifsciences
One million children die needlessly due to premature birth every year. MOM - The Inflatable Incubator was designed to give them a chance.

Preliminal Games (@preliminalgames)
UK | High Tech
Mantle is a toolset to create rapid 3D environments for games, built environment and geo-visualisation. Start creating through discovery.

RE-VANA (@re_vana)
UK | Healthcare & Lifesciences
RE-VANA is focused on saving the eyesight of elderly and diabetic people by using it's high tech drug delivery systems.

Renovagen Ltd (@renovagen)
UK | Energy & Clean Tech
Renovagen - saving lives with solar power and driving down the cost of access to energy in remote locations.

Resonance (@ResonanceCEO)
UK | General, Retail & Consumer Goods
The platform that makes being the most ethical company also the most profitable.

Shoot (@ShootGardening)
UK | High Tech
Shoot empowers all gardeners to be successful. Tell them which plants are in your garden and they'll send you care reminders each month.

Sinclair Fire (@SinclairFire)
UK | General, Retail & Consumer Goods
Smarter, Faster, Safer. Sinclair Fire - saving lives and reducing the cost of fire damage with groundbreaking detection technology.

Talent Rank (@fmrank)
UK | High Tech
Making raw financial talent measurable and discoverable.

twosigmas (@twosigmas_)
UK | General, Retail & Consumer Goods
Edtech startup twosigmas specializes in matching global education demand with UK-based educators and education resources.

Unique Access
UK | Social Impact
We use predictive analytics at universities to identify students most at risk of dropping out to provide them with the necessary support.

Vidsy (@vidsysocial)
UK | General, Retail & Consumer Goods
Vidsy is a game-changing tech platform enabling brands to create fresh micro content & ideas from a community of digital natives & creators.

World Around Me (@wamapp)
UK | High Tech
World Around Me is local discovery app that helps people worldwide to search for places of interest and all kinds of local services.

zipcube.com (@zipcube)
UK | High Tech
zipcube is booking.com for meeting rooms - don't enquire, just book.

About MassChallenge:
MassChallenge runs startup accelerators designed to catalyze a global renaissance by connecting high-impact startups with the resources they need to launch and succeed. Anyone can apply to MassChallenge, with any early-stage startup, in any industry, from anywhere in the world. MassChallenge does not take equity or place any restrictions on the startups it supports. With programs in Boston, Israel and the UK, MassChallenge provides entrepreneurs with mentorship, office space, education, access to a vast network, and other resources during four months of acceleration. MassChallenge awards over $2 million in non-dilutive grants to the startups demonstrating the highest impact and highest potential. A nonprofit organization, MassChallenge is funded by corporate, public and foundation partners. To date, the 835 MassChallenge startups have raised over 910 million ($1.3 billion) in funding, generated over 340 million ($575 million) in revenue and created over 8,500 jobs.

For more information, visit www.masschallenge.org. For tickets to the Awards Ceremony & Fundraiser October 22 in London, visit this page.

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