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Supporting next generation World-class virtual, augmented and mixed reality early stage businesses

Augmentor is a 10 week equity-free programme supporting early stage businesses working with immersive technologies. Powered by Digital Catapult and early stage investors Seedcamp, Augmentor is focused on companies developing innovative and commercially-focused applications of augmented, mixed and virtual reality.

Benefits

Workspace

Free workspace at Digital Catapult Centre London

Mentorship

Guidance and Support without Ownership Dilution

Masterclasses

Bespoke Programme of Exclusive Masterclasses

Access to Facilities

Access to Digital Catapult’s Immersive Lab and Partner Facilities

Research

Be Introduced to Leading Universities

Partnerships

Digital Catapult and Seedcamp Open Doors to Public Sector and Larger Companies

Investment

Company Showcase at Special Investor Event

Take Advantage of Key Benefits

From March to May 2017, in partnership with HTC, the programme will deliver technical and business mentorship, workspace for teams at Digital Catapult Centre London, access to state-of-the-art immersive facilities, regular check-ins with Seedcamp, wrapping up with an investor showcase event to be held in May.

Overview and highlights from Augmentor phase one

Augmentor registration

We’ll soon be opening the call for our year two participants, if you’d like to be kept posted either as a participant, mentor or partner please sign up here.

Selected Companies

Year one selected companies

Partners

With thanks to our year one partners

Powered by Digital Catapult and Seedcamp

 

Digital Catapult works with SMEs to help them grow and scale faster. It helps larger corporates in their digital transformation. It does this through programmes of collaboration and open innovation, by bringing academic leading edge expertise into the mix combined with the organisation’s own business and technological expertise.

www.digicatapult.org.uk

 

 

Seedcamp is Europe’s leading first round fund, backing the most ambitious founders at pre-seed and seed stages and providing them with a lifelong platform of network, capital and learning to scale valuable, global businesses. Seedcamp was founded in 2007 to help European startups bridge the gap between knowledge and capital. Today, Seedcamp invests in startups from all over the world and has backed over 230 companies across a wide range of sectors – including the likes of TheWaveVR, the world’s first social VR music platform, and Splash, the mobile platform for capturing experiences in VR.

www.seedcamp.com

FAQs

FAQs

About Augmentor

How will Augmentor help companies?

The programme delivers technical and business mentorship, workspace for teams at Digital Catapult Centre London, full access to state-of-the-art immersive facilities, and ends with an investor showcase .

Will Augmentor provide me with workspace?

Successful companies will be able to make use of space at Digital Catapult Centre in London for a period of 10 weeks from the start of the programme.

Is there funding available?

Augmentor will not provide capital investment, however it will help build relationships with investors.

What facilities will we get to use?

Companies will gain access to Digital Catapult’s Immersive Lab and those of our partners.

About my company

How much equity do you take?

Augmentor is equity free and there are no fees associated with participation.

I'm concerned about my intellectual property. Should I be?

Your application will be screened by Digital Catapult . We may share this with mentors and partners in judging and selecting companies. For this and other practical reasons, please don’t ask us to sign an NDA. We can only achieve these kinds of activities if we have the trust of the tech community so it is not in our interest to release or take a share in any of your IP.

What if I am involved in another accelerator programme?

Augmentor is for teams of no less than two and no more than six people.

What if I'm not based in the UK?

We welcome start-ups from across Europe but it is expected that teams will make use of the work space offered at the Digital Catapult Centre in London and be present in person for mentorship sessions and the investor showcase event.

Can you get us visas?

No, sorry, we can’t do that for you. But we may help where we can.

How are companies selected for Augmentor?

Applications are made in response to an open call. Applicants are initially reviewed by Digital Catapult, programme partners and mentors and reduced to a list of no more than ten.. This shortlist is then invited to a preparation event and selection day. No more than six companies will then be selected for the programme.

Judgement is made on the quality of idea, a team’s ability to deliver and market readiness/capacity. As well as a team’s ability to benefit from the programme.

Do we need to send a business plan?

No, just complete the online application form.

What Does Augmentor Offer?

How will Augmentor help companies?

From March to May 2017, in partnership with HTC, the programme will deliver technical and business mentorship, workspace for teams at Digital Catapult Centre London, full access to state-of-the-art immersive facilities, wrapping up with an investor showcase event to be held in May.

Will this company provide me with workspace?

Successful companies will be expected to be based at Digital Catapult Centre in London from March 20 through to May

Is there funding available?

Augmentor will not provide capital investment, however it will help build relationships with investors.

What facilities will we get to use?

Companies will gain access to Digital Catapult’s Immersive Demo Lab and those of our partners.

Other

How much equity do you take?

Augmentor is equity free and there are no fees associated with participation.

I'm concerned about my intellectual property. Should I be?

Your application will be screened by Digital Catapult and Seedcamp who may share this with mentors and partners in selecting companies. For this and other practical reasons, please don’t ask us to sign an NDA. We can only achieve these kinds of activities if we have the trust of the tech community so it is not in our interest to release or take a share in any of your IP.

What if I am involved in another accelerator programme?

Fantastic, this is no problem. However, you will be expected to participate in certain events, activities and base your company at Digital Catapult Centre in London.

Get in touch with us at hello@augmentor.co.uk