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These ventures have been with Accelerate Cambridge for over three months and are either looking to finalise their product or close their first sales.

Africa Bio-Innovation Hub

Africa Bio-Innovation Hub is a knowledge and skills hub designed to accelerate the application of modern biotechnologies for crop improvement in African nations. Despite the fact that ~80% of sub-Saharan Africa’s food is supplied by small holder farmers, food insecurity remains a problem throughout Africa.

The activities of the new Bio-Innovation Hub will focus on up-skilling a new cadre of African scientists who are adequately prepared to drive scientific research and innovation forward in African nations. The hub aims to overcome several issues that researchers currently face, including lack of molecular biology training and resources, required to advance their own research programmes focused on crop improvement in Africa.

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Cambridge BioNexus (formerly Old Neale Analytics)

Cambridge BioNexus builds data tools, analytics systems, and knowledge resources to help biotech investors and drug developers better appraise risk and identify opportunity in the biotech industry. You can think of us as a Bloomberg for Biotech.

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Carbon Reset

Carbon Reset intends to help public and private organisations, NGOs, and individuals achieve their carbon offset targets through biological carbon sequestration – tree planting. We aim to plant millions of trees across Africa in the next few decades, reinvesting significant proportions of our revenue into local communities to improve infrastructure for sanitation, clean water, as well as providing educational resources, and technical advice on sustainable construction techniques and materials.

We are starting the project in Chad and will expand throughout Africa over the next few years. We are currently applying for funding at the Royal Academy of Engineering, and have received significant interest in Africa, and around the globe.

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The Communication Practice

We give leaders and managers the confidence to have crucial conversations through online communication coaching with professional actors. The actor plays the other person in the client’s real-life upcoming conversation so they can prepare, improve, and calm their nerves before the real thing.

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Consone AI

Consone AI a disruptive technology platform targeting how decisions are made in the drug development process. Accelerating new medicines to market, reducing cost, time and environmental footprints. The Consone AI platform will empower user decision making by successfully predicting effects and viability of new drugs.

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Data Duopoly

Data Duopoly is driven by data and creativity to create the best possible visitor experience. Our co-founders, Tanuvi, a data whizz, and Erin, a creative wonder, identified a need by venues to better understand their visitors’ behaviours on-site, to improve visitors’ experiences and ultimately increase their revenues. We solve the issue of congestion and frustrations experienced by visitors by facilitating personalised incentives to discover and navigate venues. We provide unique data insights to venues to help them make informed operational and strategic decisions. Our technology is scalable, and we want to be in shopping centres, campuses, event stadiums and visitor attractions worldwide.

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DearPlant is a two-sided vertical marketplace for houseplants, which provides environmentally friendly door-to-door local sales of houseplants. Houseplants sellers are still unable to sell online, meanwhile, the demand for houseplants is still accelerating following the pandemic. Most houseplants sold in the UK are imported from the Netherlands or Southeast Asia which causes high carbon footprint, excessive plastic packaging and harmful shipping for plants. Existing online marketplaces for houseplants, such as Facebook and Gumtree, do not offer targeted marketing, search tools or plant care instructions. Our business model cuts the shipping costs, creates a free market control of prices and develops a scalable network.

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DiRibona’s soil analysis and bio-fertiliser solutions help landowners and agricultural companies suffering from reduced crop quality due to soil degradation. We achieve this by delivering precise soil quality analyses and precision-based bio-fertilisers, unlike the current solutions that are synthetic and generic

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Ethicronics’ main activity is hardware-enabled cybersecurity fighting against counterfeit, compromised and recycled electronics. Our first unique selling point is certifying your hardware is the one designed, at scale. Our SaaS solution provides hardware integrity certificates for market segments such as defence, security, transport, communication, finance and IoT. Ethicronics’ team brings together expertise in software engineering, electronics manufacturing, and hardware security.

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Fathom Cognition

An unmet need in Alzheimer’s disease diagnostics is for scalable, culture-fair cognitive assessments that are sensitive to the very earliest disease stages. 40% of patients with cognitive impairment are not detected by GPs. 99% of Alzheimer’s clinical trials fail because recruited patients are too far progressed. Fathom Cognition (formerly NaviCog) has developed novel virtual reality cognitive assessments that meet this need. We are a team of neuroscientists and neurologists that have translated frontline cognitive neuroscience understanding to design assessments that accurately measure the first brain function altered in Alzheimer’s disease: navigation.

Our mission is to enter both international clinical trial markets as well as clinical dementia diagnostic pathways within the NHS. Our vision is to help reduce the global burden of dementia.

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FinCrime Dynamics

FinCrime Dynamics has a company vision to make the global financial system safer. We aim to do this by accelerating the adoption of new technologies in the fight against financial crime. Our software solution Synthetizor® uses synthetic data generation and financial crime simulations to allow financial institutions to improve their financial crime controls and prevent crime before it happens.

The problem of financial crime remains huge for society and is estimated to total around $1.45 trillion per year in lost output. Financial institutions are still struggling to fight financial crime despite spending of over $200 billion a year on compliance. Regulators are beginning to lose their patience over the inadequate control systems of banks. Over $14 billion of anti-money laundering fines were issued last year and the FCA recently issued a “Dear CEO” letter to retail banks warning them over their weak financial crime controls. The ability to fine tune compliance systems is hindered by the lack of collaboration within the industry. This makes it extremely difficult to prepare for criminal activity before it happens in real life despite other banks having knowledge. While many financial institutions are now exploring the use of machine learning to help fight financial crime, access to large amounts of high quality and very sensitive data to train models remains obstructive.

Our synthetic data generation and financial crime simulation engine provides a new opportunity to improve financial crime control systems. According to Gartner “by 2030 synthetic data will completely overshadow real data in AI models”. Synthetic data allows realistic synthetic data twins of real sensitive data to be generated quickly at large scales but free from the data privacy concerns.

Our product allows synthetic data to be enriched with simulations of labelled financial crime techniques. This enriched data allows banking control systems to be tested, measured through our benchmarking and then iteratively improved. Financial institutions can increase their protection with our growing library of known financial crime typologies as well as create their own bespoke simulations. Labelled typologies allow for better machine learning to now become a possibility. Further to this, we aim to build a collaborative peer benchmark of financial crime control performance which will also benefit wider stakeholders such as regulators, consultants and insurers.

FinCrime Dynamics was founded as Ealax Ltd by Dr Edgar Lopez-Rojas (CTO), an academic and financial crime expert. He holds a PhD in computer science and his research focused on fighting financial crime which gives us a large advantage over our competition. In addition, Dr Lopez-Rojas has consulting experience with the FCA and a number of financial crime systems companies. Following two grants from Innovate UK our product has been developed to an MVP stage and we are now prepared to begin Proof of Concepts with targeted financial institutions.

The team has expanded to include Stephen Quick (CEO) and Kellyann Ripnar (COO). Both have completed MBAs at Cambridge Judge Business School and lead the commercial elements of the business. Their addition adds valuable financial services experience, particularly in the area of digital transformation and strategy. The product team is driven by Daniel Turner-Szymkiewiczk (CPO) and currently consists of three contracted developers.

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FinCrime Dynamics logo. platform is a state-of-the-art platform that gamifies the experience of logging information on food habits, dietary preferences, food allergies and health goals and then combines it using machine learning to provide hyper personalised and curated food recommendations to its users. These food recommendations can be categorised into three main segments: grocery food, restaurants dishes and new recipes for self-cooking. Consumers are becoming more aware of “free from” and clean labels and are exploring ways to integrate such products into their lifestyle. This requires for them to try out new products that also suit their taste buds. UK consumers are hesitant to try out new products and need some validation either in the form of online reviews or recommendations by friends or family, which makes them miss out several products that they would have liked more than what they are currently consuming. Although the idea is extremely broad and useful for everyone, the beachhead market for this platform are people who suffer from some form of food allergy or have strict dietary preferences and find it extremely difficult to navigate their food choices. A service of this kind can really help them identify new foods that are more relevant to them and perfectly align with their needs.

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Our product helps people run a food business from their home kitchen and enable branding themselves in their local communities. Vendors get an app and a website that makes running their service and finding customers easy. The consumers get convenient access to locally sourced, niche, and authentic dishes with excellent value for money. We are calling this product Foodiano. It is a product of our company Pioseer Ltd.

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FotoStax is developing a camera that lets you capture and print moving images or 3D images in instant print format. Currently it takes weeks to create and receive these prints. By introducing this technology into the instant camera and printing industries we seek to provide individuals and businesses the ability to create these types of images easily and accessibly themselves.

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Frozen Data

Frozen Data aims to empower web3 creators, businesses, and investors with analysis of data stored on the most popular blockchains.

We aim to associate wallet addresses with labels carrying valuable and interpretable information, which would help our clients take more informed and data driven decisions. Additionally, to unlocking a massive and unexplored data stream, we will leverage the inherent transparency of blockchain to provide wallet holders with access to all the information we hold about them. As well as the ability to compensate for their data as the markets shift more in the direction of customer privacy.

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GetZero is an educational platform to help young people and their families to decarbonise their home through a ‘digital twin’.

Linked to the curriculum and co-designed with students, the GetZero microcourse will provide the educational content, whilst the GetZero app will show a digital twin of their home where they can virtually test out emission reduction behaviours or new technologies, then bring them to life through a series of challenges.

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Globean Foods

Globean Foods is a one-stop shop for plant-based protein ingredient and we serve plant-based meat manufacturers, brands, restaurants, and catering services, starting from the UK and Europe. The plant-based protein market is expected to worth more than £200 billion globally by 2035. However, Globean Foods has identified some critical issues in the market and the growth can be further accelerated by addressing them properly.

Globean Foods aims at helping many excellent plant-based meat ingredients innovation reach the market and be adopted widely and commercially. We will select and import the outstanding and innovative ingredients from our carefully selected supplier in Asia, the growing hub of alternative protein with advanced technology and resources. We will also standardising a traceable plant-based meat portfolio so customers can have transparency on the selection of ingredients and easily understand the composition and application.

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JUX Food (formerly Sprig Foods)

JUX Food sells ‘sustainable super-seasonings’ that super-charges people’s meals.

JUX is on a mission to fix the broken and inefficient food processing system. We want to give people more nutrition and more convenience, in more sustainable way.

Anna Wood, the energetic and dynamic founder of JUX, grew up on a farm in Norfolk and is passionate about the relationship between people and food. She recently completed an MBA at the University of Cambridge.

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Lamina POP

Lamina POP aims to make dignified housing more accessible for the 1.2 billion people around the world that currently live without adequate shelter. Our novel construction system uses widely available materials to produce buildings that are simpler, more durable, and much cheaper than what is possible with traditional low-cost housing models for the developing world. We have completed over 15 projects with the Lamina POP system in Guatemala, both independently and in partnership with organisations like Habitat for Humanity, and are now focused on scaling up our operations.

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leep is building a job search and recruitment platform for the future workforce. Unlike traditional job search and recruitment platforms that only match businesses to job seekers based on CV and resume alone, leep matches businesses and job seekers based on three main sets of criteria that reflect the workplace preferences of gen z and millennial job seekers: social and environmental impact, diversity, equity and inclusion, and company culture. Our values matching framework makes it quick and easy for jobseekers to find work that matters to them, while also saving time and money for businesses.

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Limosaero is developing a low-altitude long-endurance solar powered UAV which has the capability to extend electric UAV flight time up to multiple days, with zero CO2 emissions. Extending the UAVs endurance means longer time aloft and further distances travelled. Limosaero’s product will have a competitive advantage over existing technologies as it sits in a market gap between current aircraft.

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MedAi is an Artificial Intelligence (AI) powered comprehensive digital healthcare platform that will enable millions of healthcare deprived people across the globe to remotely access a range of healthcare services in their language.

Billions across the globe struggle to access basic healthcare services. Unattended health issues often turn into health emergencies and every year worldwide an estimated 180 million people are pushed to poverty due to out-of-pocket emergency health expenditures.

MedAi aims to democratise healthcare by allowing patients to access vital healthcare support anytime from anywhere and prevent this healthcare cost-driven poverty. Actionable clinical insights from its intelligent electronic health record (EHR) module will enable healthcare providers to offer faster diagnosis and recommend patients with tailored guidance for better disease management. Its analytics platform will guide health policymakers and investors to make more data-driven decisions. Its analytical strength will also allow it to deliver health education and promote healthcare products & services in a targeted fashion to bring optimal benefit for both patient and the provider.

We are running a small pilot that involves a research collaboration with a medical college and four private clinics in rural Bangladesh. We aim to launch the platform among 50 million Bengali speaking smartphone owners in Bangladesh and the Middle East by the second quarter of 2023 and expand to Hindi, Urdu, and Arabic speakers by the end of 2023.

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Mind Health AI

Mind Health AI is a health tech startup using evidence based psychological interventions to improve health outcomes for people with chronic physical health conditions. Like many chronic illnesses, people with diabetes often become overwhelmed by the psychological burden of their disease. As a result, almost half of diabetics will struggle to cope with the relentless challenge of controlling their blood sugar. The cost of poor mental health in diabetes is estimated to cost the NHS £2.4 billion per year.

Traditional models of delivering therapy have been proven to be effective at improving physical health outcomes in diabetes, but they are neither scalable or affordable. Through our proprietary AI, we are able to deliver personalised treatment plans using a combination of motivational interviewing techniques and cognitive behavioural therapy. 

Mind Health AI aims to give users access to the most effective support whenever they need it, wherever they are. We envision a world where emotional intelligent technology allows anyone with a chronic physical health condition to think, feel and live well.

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We are a group of students from a diverse range of disciplines, studying at the University of Cambridge. We first met in the 2021-22 Innovation Programme of the Cambridge MedTech Foundation where we began working on a medical solution to post-operative flap care.

Our solution is designed around our users, with the goal of saving our clients time and money. Our aim is to provide an affordable solution that makes caring easier and better.

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Oxbridge Clinical

Oxbridge Clinical aims to revolutionise the etiological diagnosis of respiratory infectious diseases, which currently represent one of the main challenges for doctors in the primary care setting. Our technology, based on the emerging field of solid-state nanopores, will be able to discriminate between the multitude of germs responsible for respiratory infections, which are generally characterised by very similar symptoms. Cheap, quick, and capable of being deployed directly at the point of care, Oxbridge Clinical will allow physicians to finally opt for the most appropriate therapy, without having to rely on the indiscriminate prescription of broad-spectrum antibiotics.

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Peace & Pure

Peace & Pure is a premium natural skincare brand that focuses on emotional well-being and self-love. At Peace & Pure, we understand the mind-skin connection. We want to create a brand that its products are not only potent and effective to bring visible improvement for the skin, but also a brand that creates contents, rituals and experiences that will enhance women’s emotional wellbeing. Our products are not merely serving a functional skincare need, they go much beyond that, they create an experience and ritual to connect with one’s inner being, a calming and uplifting experience that serves an essential part of a tranquil daily healing ritual of self-love by nourishing the skin, mind, and spirit. Meanwhile, through all our Marketing channels, we consistently communicate contents that are educational, inspiring for enhancing our customer/audience’s emotional wellbeing, so to fulfil our brand’s promise and mission.

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Pebble (formerly Stream)

A mattress topper which uses machine learning and novel sensors to detect the onset of pressure ulcers before they develop on the skin surface to enable early interventions. It monitors patient movement and automates the documentation to provide a holistic solution for the prevention of pressure ulcers.


Health services across the world are facing an identical challenge – how can we provide world class care to an ever-increasing population of cancer patients? Diagnosing cancer early drastically improves health outcomes and reduces treatment costs. However, whilst screening is an effective tool to diagnose cancer early, only 6% of cancers are currently detected within screening programs. A rigid one-size fits all approach to cancer screening is ineffective at diagnosing cancers in a diverse and variable population – a personalised approach is needed. Providentia aims to revolutionise how cancer screening is delivered by public health services, leveraging our innovative risk stratification platform.

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Nearly half of the food you consumed in the UK today was internationally sourced. In fact, this is a £23 billion market in the UK and an industry that contributes 23% of the global greenhouse emissions. Food withdrawals, rejections and recalls cost the food industry £7 billion annually. This is translated into containers of food being wasted, packaging being thrown away and tonnes of extra greenhouse emissions released. Human mistakes in the quality control process are one of the main drivers of inefficiencies, the main one being the manual inspection of images. This time-consuming, error-prone process is not up-to-date with the advancement of emerging technologies.

At Qtrace we are reimagining the quality control process by automating the inspection of images through algorithms. This solution not only ensures the highest quality of seafood products but promotes trust, transparency and traceability in the value chain.

Join us in revolutionising the seafood trading industry, one picture at a time!

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ROOTSPACE provides a seamless integrated ecosystem providing efficiency in the tenancy journey with effective communication and controls. Some the benefits of our platform include: Integrated Tenancy Creation and Management, Comprehensive Compliance Management for All parties, Maintenance Management, Deposit and Rental Management including Pay-in, Pay-Out and reconciliation for Tenants, landlords and Estate Agents.

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Rota Wrangler

Rota Wrangler is a tool that allows business owners or managers to forecast, schedule and share rotas in a secure and GDPR friendly way. We automatically calculate the staffing cost against the predicted sales while providing a better view of staff members availability without the need of having to leave the interface. Using the emerging technologies, we can provide business owners with an overview of their running costs and suggest changes based on historical data. Our goal is to make the rostering process smarter and more efficient while saving time for business owners so that they can focus on the important thing – running their venture.

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Super Beans

Super Beans is a health food manufacturer supporting sustainable diets. As one of the best plant-based protein resources, high-quality organic beans are used as our basic ingredient. Our products are packed with dietary fibres as well as many essential vitamins and minerals while also being free of (refined) sugar and artificial sweeteners. Our wide range of products aim to provide specific and balanced nutrients to meet a variety of needs.

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SyncSupply is a supply chain risk model system that can help automotive manufacturers mitigate suppliers’ risk in advance by finding alternative solutions based on AI & Blockchain.

We aim to help the manufacturers plan in advance before a crisis arrives, confirm a sustaining production capability and implementing the state of art digital techniques to real-world implications to solve real-world risk mitigation problems

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tumchi is a personalised nutrition startup on a mission to restore health and balance – for people and the planet. tumchi is a platform that combines microbiome analysis, dietetics, gamification, and machine learning to bring people’s diet back to balance without dieting. tumchi is digitising a personalised balanced diet and aims to make it accessible for everyone.

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Reinventing manufacturing inspection for mass customisation.

Turation offers an AI-enabled quality analytics solution that adapts quickly to any changes in manufacturing processes. A single solution can be used in mass customisation, contract manufacturing and across several production stages.

It reduces the cost of poor quality, waste of resources, rework and recall rate, and increases yields prediction accuracy, production line speed and output. Making quality management in manufacturing more flexible and efficient and reducing waste, rework, and recalls

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Tycho MedLink

Stroke is an enormous public health problem. The aggregate cost of stroke is estimated at £26 billion per year in the UK making this a major challenge for the future. We help stroke survivors improve cognitive deficits by using Augmented Reality (AR) technology to gamify the rehabilitation process, increasing capacity for them to regain independence in activities of daily living with affordable price.

Currently, there is no long-term training process for patients that suffer from executive dysfunction, which leads to patients adapting to living with their cognitive impairments. The short-term training process tends to be very intensive for the patients to cope. Moreover, the training exercises can be repetitive, and patients are easily bored.

Our algorithms can analyse the results and suggest suitable levels and tasks to patients; therefore, avoiding boredom or frustration.

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Viridian Seeds

Viridian Seeds aims to generate improved varieties of legumes (Super-Legumes) which will transition agriculture and food production to a more sustainable future, while accelerating the dietary transition to plant based diets. Our mission is to create super-legumes to provide a sustainable source of healthy plant protein and nutrition. We are a next- gen plant product company backed by cutting edge technology. Our products are improved grains of protein crops such as Lentils, Yellow peas, Chick-peas, Kidney beans and Lupins with novel traits created in our R&D laboratory. Our technologies are, next generation AI based Targeting Induced Local Lesions In The Genome (TILLING) for mutation screening and CRISPR gene editing for mutation creation. Our products will benefit farmers, consumers and the environment.

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Virtual Scientia

Transform Life-Sciences and Healthcare Sectors using AI, AR and MR advanced technologies.

The life-sciences and healthcare sectors require highly skilled specialist practical education and training at both university and industry level. This is often very costly to obtain with training inefficiencies, limited access to tutors & laboratory space and constraints on equipment availability which can affect the quality control process in industry.

Virtual Scientia is on a mission to provide specialist practical training using a photorealistic, immersive, and interactive virtual lab simulator to help train the workforce and students to increase skills, knowledge, and confidence.

The Virtual Scientist platform uses 2D and 3D computer generated imagery (CGI), laser-scanned equipment for photorealism, AI and augmented and mixed reality for an immersive experience with patent-pending advanced technologies. Digital twins of real lab equipment allow users to undertake simulations of protocols such as cloning, immunofluorescence and ECG.

Initially targeted at the life-sciences and healthcare sectors, the platform will have later applications in other practical-based sectors. Virtual Scientia aims to transform practical skills education & training for our immersive digital future.

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Vuala is a company working to disrupt the food waste collection industry with innovation. Our innovation automatically sorts out food waste from other waste and turn them into raw material for energy production within hours on site. In doing so, we save 95% labour and logistic cost, 95% CO2 emission while providing cheaper, faster, and cleaner service. Our mission is to reduce 100 million tonnes CO2 in 10 years.

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Wander out Wild

Wander out Wild will be an aggregator platform business connecting wilderness-based companies in Southern and East Africa to the UK market. Think Airbnb, but specifically for safari operators, camps and lodges that run nature-based activities and experiences. Each operator will be carefully selected for the platform to give users an authentic and safe experience that they would likely only be able to find if they had a local recommendation.

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You Okay, Doc?

You Okay, Doc?’s focus is to support the mental health and wellbeing of doctors across the globe. We are a service provider platform that provides support for doctors and have recently extended these services to nurses through You Okay, Nurse? In 2018, 80% of UK doctors were high risk of burnout and were two-four times more likely to die by suicide when compared to the general population. These statistics have been compounded by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic and are also echoed throughout the world, with USA and Australia reporting similar figures. Sick days in the NHS due to mental health during the pandemic are estimated to have cost £1.5 billion. The COVID-19 pandemic has facilitated a positive movement towards tackling the mental health issues of healthcare workers.

We take a multifaceted approach addressing this pressing issue and combine evidence-based solutions with practical services that are readily adopted by our end-users and across hospitals nationally.

We provide four flagship programmes underpinned by current research into peer support and trauma support, curated by leading experts and psychotherapists. We have partnered with organisations in the UK and US (including an initiative of Harvard University), a large corporate and are currently piloting our programmes in three NHS trusts and continue to build our network and community worldwide.

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