Augmentor is a 10 week equity-free programme supporting start-ups 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.
Free workspace at Digital Catapult Centre London
Guidance and Support without Ownership Dilution
Bespoke Programme of Exclusive Masterclasses
Access to Digital Catapult’s Immersive Lab and Partner Facilities
Be Introduced to Leading Universities
Digital Catapult and Seedcamp Open Doors to Public Sector and Larger Companies
Company Showcase at Special Investor Event
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.
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Augmentor is a 10 week equity-free programme supporting start-ups working with immersive technologies
Augmentor will support emerging applications of immersive technologies and make the UK the best place in the world to develop content for virtual, augmented and mixed reality.
Augmentor is powered by Digital Catapult and early stage investors Seedcamp. We also have a number of industry and academic partners and experts involved including HTC and others that you will find listed elsewhere on this site.
We are looking to raise the profile of companies developing innovative applications of virtual, augmented and mixed reality that are looking for investment in the next 6 months. Your idea should be at or past concept stage with at least two team members. We are especially interested in immersive technology being applied to the Health & Care, Manufacturing, Supply Chain and Creative Industries.
Yes, you must have incorporated to participate in Augmentor.
Augmentor is available for those companies that already have a working demo or launched product, but raised less than £400,000 in capital.
Augmentor is for teams of no less than two and no more than six people.
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.
No, sorry, we can’t do that for you. But we may help where we can.
Applications will be screened by Digital Catapult and Seedcamp. Those that pass this stage will be included in a longlist at time of applications closing. This will be reduced to a list of 10 companies by the Judging Panel (Mentors, Partners, Digital Catapult and Seedcamp), with each company then invited to a Selection Event on Monday March 13, consisting either video or in-person pitches at Digital Catapult Centre, London. No more than six companies will then be selected for the programme. Judgement will be made on the quality of idea, a team’s ability to deliver and market readiness/capacity.
No, just complete the online application form.
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.
Successful companies will be expected to be based at Digital Catapult Centre in London from March 20 through to May
Augmentor will not provide capital investment, however it will help build relationships with investors.
Companies will gain access to Digital Catapult’s Immersive Demo Lab and those of our partners.
Augmentor is equity free and there are no fees associated with participation.
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.
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.
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