Innovation consultant and tech investor LMarks and global investment management company, Winton have teamed up to create Winton Labs, an accelerator for data driven startups. Winton recognises, as Owen McCormack, Director at Winton said, that “the challenge with having a great idea for many entrepreneurs is taking it from concept to product or from an initial product to a thriving and scalable business.”
The Winton Labs program is one of the answers to this issue and an excellent opportunity for ten startups to immerse themselves in a program tailored to helping them accelerate their success.
How will it work?
During the ten week program, the ten startups will receive expert guidance in the form of seminars and mentoring in key areas of business including: law, operations, accounting and marketing. The startups will be housed in a space, in a great central London location.
At the end of the program, the teams will present their business with a chance to gain investment from and partner with Winton.
Winton, however, will not be taking any equity from the companies that are part of their program.
What you need to do to be part of it?
Winton Labs has particular interest companies innovating in the Client Relationship Management (CRM), Data Management and Visualisation and Compliance and Governance. They also have a ‘wildcard’ category open to a startup that doesn’t fit into the aforementioned categories but is dedicated to innovation in the data space.
Applications are open to startups at all stages, from the 28th January 2016 until February 21st 2016, for a chance to pitch their ideas on 22nd March 2016.
From the submissions, Winton will select the businesses they align with and that can be part of their entrepreneurial culture.
On the 25th of March, those accepted to the Winton Labs program will be announced!
Are you ready to give your startup a competitive advantage? Apply to the Winton Labs program now!