About Augmentor

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How will Augmentor help companies?

Augmentor delivers technical and business mentorship, access to state-of-the-art immersive facilities, regular check-ins with investors and ends with an investor showcase event.

Will Augmentor provide me with workspace?

While Augmentor will give selected companies access to Digital Catapult’s Immersive Labs, there is no guarantee of access to workspace.

Is there funding available?

Augmentor does 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 Labs around the United Kingdom and discounted access to Dimension Studio

About my company

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How much equity do you take?

Augmentor discovers and supports the UK’s most commercially viable augmented and virtual reality companies. In order to ensure the security of future programmes, Digital Catapult may take a maximum of 1% equity in selected companies. This equity is simply a token of appreciation for the programme to help build its sustainable future. We do not wish to take an active role in your company’s future, we will not request a position on your board or advise in any way.

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 non-disclosure agreement. We can only undertake these kinds of activities if we have the trust of the tech community so it is not in our interest to release your IP.

What if I am involved in another accelerator programme?

Participating or having participated in accelerator or other startup support programmes does not preclude you from taking part in Augmentor.

What if I'm not based in the UK?

All applications will be considered, but to take part in Augmentor, your company must be registered with the Companies House and many events that you will be expected to attend, will take place in the UK.

Can you get us visas?

We can’t do that for you, but we will help where we can.

How are companies selected for Augmentor?

Only applications made on Digital Catapult’s Open Call will be considered. A long list is created by Digital Catapult of companies that meet the basic criteria. Mentors and partners, those that make up the selection committee, will then be consulted to select a shortlist. Shortlisted companies are invited to a preparation and selection day where they will pitch in front of Digital Catapult and Augmentor partners.

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

What’s the basic criteria to take part in Augmentor?

I. Two or more team members
ii. Have a product beyond concept stage
iii. Looking to raise seed investment in the next 12 months
iv. Able to be based in the UK for the duration of the programme
v. Registered with Companies House in the UK
vi. Have <£500,000 in private investment or public funding

Do we need to send a business plan?

No, just complete the online application form. However you will be expected to have developed one and to be working on this throughout the programme.

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