6th June 2024

A further 10 ventures have been selected for the second cohort to take part in the GoodTech Ventures Accelerator – an accelerator programme supporting impact-led start-ups. The programme is delivered by Catch22 in partnership with Social Tech Trust and Unity Ventures with funding and support from Ufi VocTech Trust, Microsoft and the UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

David Hinton, Senior Venture Partner at Catch22’s GoodTech Ventures, said:

“We’re excited to announce the arrival of the second cohort of the GoodTech Ventures Accelerator, comprising 10 remarkable ventures. The selection process was highly competitive, with numerous exceptional impact ventures to choose from. At GoodTech Ventures, our mission is to champion founders dedicated to leveraging technology for a stronger society. These 10 ventures embody this commitment, and we’re proud to stand behind them as they set out to make a lasting difference in our communities.”

Programmes Director at Social Tech Trust, Chris Blues, said:

“We’re thrilled to welcome new game-changing companies joining our second cohort of the GoodTech Accelerator. They represent a diverse range of solutions aiming to transform lives with tech and put positive social impact as the driving force behind their growth.”

GoodTech Ventures supports early-stage impact-led tech founders through a community of practice and an accelerator programme.

The full set of ventures is available on the GoodTech Ventures website. Three of the ventures that will be part of the cohort are:

Elifa

Elifa Founder, Yolanda Roach, said:

“I’m thrilled to be part of the cohort. Our goal is to make a meaningful impact on society, one family at a time, through our end-of-life and legacy planning platform.

Being accepted into the programme is important to us because it aligns perfectly with our mission to empower individuals to make life’s most difficult decisions with confidence and peace of mind.

Through this accelerator, we hope to gain insight, mentorship and support to further develop our MVP and progress towards our final product. We’re looking forward to working with like-minded founders and experts in the field of technology for good, and learning from their experience and expertise.”

Air Aware Labs

Air Aware Labs Co-Founder, Louise Thomas, said:

“We are excited to join Goodtech Ventures to take Air Aware Labs to the next level. Now we’ve launched our first product, this is a crucial time for us to deliver our commercial strategy and conclude our pre-seed investment round. We’re delighted to be part of Goodtech Ventures’ second cohort, building our network and gaining expertise to build our business.”

Fish Bladder Games

Fish Bladder Games Founder, Jon Reynolds, said:

“We’re excited to be part of the GoodTech Accelerator! At Fish Bladder Ltd, we’re on a mission to revolutionise how kids view physical activity worldwide. With innovative digital tech, we’re making fitness fun and accessible. The accelerator’s support will help us enhance our solution and make a greater impact on society. Together, we’re building a future where every child can enjoy a healthy, active lifestyle.”

Director of Ufi Ventures, Helen Gironi, said:

“The new cohort of impact-driven tech ventures will join a community of people and organisations using digital technologies to help build a stronger society. At Ufi, we have witnessed firsthand the transformative impact that early-stage startups can have on public service delivery. We are really pleased to be able to continue our partnership with the GoodTech Ventures Community and Accelerator, helping them to provide vital resources and support for these ventures.

Want to learn more about upcoming programmes and community events at GoodTech Ventures? You can join our platform for free here: www.goodtech.ventures

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