Announcing our 2016 Entrepreneur Academe cohort
A huge thank you to our judging panel who joined us in the unenviable task of deciding who to accept on to Entrepreneur Academe this year. We had a large number of really high quality applications and after much debate and deliberation, we selected the following:
Coo is a parenting platform. Our first product is a group communication & calendar app that helps build parent communities.
Chime Advisors – phone calls and surveys with experts via sophisticated tech, to answer research questions on niche topics for consulting and PE firms.
Drum Roll HQ creates story-driven games that teach children the skills which are essential for success in the digital era.
Grub Club is on a mission to enable anyone to set up a restaurant anywhere. They do this by connecting talented chefs with underused spaces, in order to create unique dining experiences in spaces you never knew existed.
Headliner connects live musicians, bands and DJs directly with event planners to book for corporate events and private parties.
MeeTwo is a webapp offering moderated peer support and expert advice to help teenagers deal with everyday anxieties.
Metafused uses artificial intelligence with real time data to enhance marketing decision-making and driving automated proactive intelligence.
Mush – loosely described as tinder meets NCT (with less one night stands and less breathing exercises), mush connects mums with other local mums.
Pilio provides energy analytics to businesses and households seeking to make energy and cost savings.
Pivigo are building the trusted marketplace for data science projects, disrupting the data consultancy market, and democratising data science.
Congratulations to all of them! We’re looking forward to supporting them over the next 9 months.
What is Entrepreneur Academe?
Entrepreneur Academe is a mentoring programme for women tech founders supported by the City of London and powered by the Angel Academe community of mentors, advisors, angel investors and partners including Thomson Reuters, haysmacintyre and Kingsley Napley.
Who are our mentors?
Our mentors include experienced entrepreneurs, angel investors and business leaders from the Angel Academe community and partner organisations. As well as extensive experience of starting, running and growing businesses, they bring specific expertise in finance and fund-raising; sales, marketing and PR; technology; law, accountancy and people management. They include:
Sarah Turner (Angel Academe co-founder and angel investor)
Simon Hopkins (Angel Academe co-founder and angel investor)
Bridget Connell (Angel Academe advisor and investor)
Simon Thorpe (Angel Academe advisor and investor)
Francesca Tondi (Angel Academe advisor and investor)
Olga Shafranik (Angel Academe investor)
Kerri McKechnie (Angel Academe investor)
Meganne Houghton-Berry (Angel Academe investor)
Dave Weller (Angel Academe investor)
Marianne Costigan (Merian Ventures)
Helen Reynolds (Cass Entrepreneurship Fund)
Natasha Jacobs (Craigie Capital)
Lamorna Short (Spring Partners)
Eva Kirkby (Imperial Innovations)
YeeMun Thum (Potential.vc)
We provide them with an opportunity to get to know some exciting women-led businesses over a period of time. If you would like to join our amazing pool of mentors, we would love to hear from you. Please tell us a little more about yourself.
Our 2015 Cohort
Antidote Street is the UK’s leading online retailer for black hair and male grooming brands with the best products, advice and fast delivery.
Aparito use wearable technology and smartphone apps to change the way we monitor patient health and wellbeing in real time.
Beautimeter uses technology to redefine how women chose and use beauty products.
Birdsong is for women who expect more from their wardrobe. We find the best female makers and bring them to you. No sweatshops, no photoshop.
Club Soda helps you change your drinking, whether you want to cut down, stop for a bit, quit or stick. Online and in socials and events.
Digital Mums retrains mums to be freelance social media managers and connects them to SMEs.
Fluency is a learning and recruitment platform that teaches young people in-demand digital skills and helps employers find the right talent quickly.
GP at Home is an innovative web portal system allowing patients to instantly and securely exchange clinical information and consultations with their doctor.
Happ helps clients collect and interpret the real time customer (and employee) insight they need to make intelligent marketing and business decisions.
Interests. We bring communities together with collaborative email newsletters.
Movement for Modern Life are the UK’s online yoga and wellbeing platform featuring the leading teachers in the UK. They make yoga, meditation and movement easy and accessible.
Provenance. How things are made matters. Provenance is the platform for sharing the stories behind your products.
Raremark will empower families affected by rare disease with powerful, digital tools to make a difference.
Trubikini designs, manufactures and sells high-end swimwear for women online. Our signature product is the ultimate triangle bikini. The original TRUBIKINI.
Vitalfootprint revolutionises the way supply chain information is communicated from farm to fork for the eating out (food service) market, to create safe and informed dining out experiences for consumers, and regulatory compliance for food service businesses.
Winerist. Do you like wine, food & travel? Winerist is the largest online platform for wine & food lovers seeking an authentic travel experience.
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