MassChallenge UK Celebrates Highest-Impact Startups from 2015

Over 700 members of the London startup community gathered to celebrate entrepreneurship at the first ever MassChallenge UK Awards Ceremony and Fundraiser. The event featured a showcase of the 90 MassChallenge UK startups, pitches from the Top 26, and speeches from Thomasina Miers, Cofounder and Executive Chef of Wahaca, and Azmat Yusuf, CEO and Founder of Citymapper.
 
“Our first year in London has been a huge success and tonight is the culmination of the hard work of our team, mentors and most importantly, our startups,” said MassChallenge CEO and Founder John Harthorne. “This year has set a solid foundation for growth and I look forward to great progress in the years to come.”
 
The Awards Ceremony capped off an active year for the global not-for-profit. Over 2,250 startups applied to join MassChallenge accelerators in Boston and London, and 218 in total were accelerated, with MassChallenge Israel sending 5 teams to London for acceleration. MassChallenge UK, which launched in February of this year, has already built a community-driven accelerator programme with over 300 top mentors and graduated 90 startups, making it the largest accelerator in London. 
 
The 90 startups from MassChallenge UK now join an esteemed group of alumni, which includes 835 companies from around the world. Since 2010, startups accelerated by MassChallenge have raised $1.1 billion in funding, generated $520 million in revenue and created 6,500 jobs.
 
£50K DIAMOND WINNERS
 
UK | Healthcare & Life Sciences
A permanently integrated smart device that provides the interface between an amputated stump and any prosthesis.
 
MOM Incubators (@momincubators)
UK | Healthcare & Lifesciences 
One million children die needlessly due to premature birth every year. MOM - The Inflatable Incubator was designed to give them a chance.
 
Preliminal Games (@preliminalgames)
UK | High Tech
Mantle is a toolset to create rapid 3D environments for games, built environment and geo-visualisation. Start creating through discovery.
 
Renovagen (@renovagen)
UK | Energy & Clean Tech
Renovagen - saving lives with solar power and driving down the cost of access to energy in remote locations.
 
Sinclair Fire (@SinclairFire)
UK | General, Retail & Consumer Goods
Smarter, Faster, Safer. Sinclair Fire - saving lives and reducing the cost of fire damage with groundbreaking detection technology.
 
Shoot (@ShootGardening)
UK | High Tech
Shoot empowers all gardeners to be successful. Tell them which plants are in your garden and they'll send you care reminders each month.
 
£25K GOLD WINNERS
 
BuyerDeck (@buyerdeck) 
UK | High Tech
BuyerDeck is a Buyer Portal. B2B seller teams collaborate on content & deal information with buyers to deliver a great buying experience.
 
UK | High Tech
Converge – the IoT platform for industry that automates manual monitoring by connecting large scale sensor networks.
 
Glisser (@glisser)
UK | High Tech
Glisser makes presentations interactive - they take regular slide decks, push live to audience devices and gather data and feedback.
 
UK | General, Retail & Consumer Goods
Great Little Place (GLP) is a mobile app for discovering and sharing “great little places” around you.
 
Live Better With (@lbwcancer)
UK | General, Retail & Consumer Goods
A one-stop marketplace of healthcare, home aid and wellness products and technologies for patients with long-term conditions and their carers.
 
twosigmas (@twosigmas_)
UK | General, Retail & Consumer Goods
Edtech startup twosigmas specializes in matching global education demand with UK-based educators and education resources.
 
Vidsy (@vidsysocial)
UK | General, Retail & Consumer Goods
Vidsy is a game-changing tech platform enabling brands to create fresh micro content & ideas from a community of digital natives & creators.
 
Zipcube (@zipcube)
UK | High Tech
Zipcube is the booking.com for meeting rooms - don't enquire, just book.
 
IN-KIND SILVER WINNERS
 
Carbon Analytics (@co2analytics) 
UK | Social Impact
Carbon Analytics provides fully automated and action oriented carbon, energy and water emission insights to the SME/SMB community!
 
Compare and Share (@compareandshare)
UK | High Tech
Compare and Share is the comparison marketplace of the Sharing Economy, helping people and companies access 8000 sharing sites in one place.
 
Israel | Healthcare & Lifesciences
DOYA Medical active eStent replaces ear tube surgeries, improves quality of life, reduces recovery time and saves millions in costs.
 
FoPo Food Powder (@hellofopo)
Sweden | Social Impact
FoPo extends food shelf life from 2 weeks to 2 years by freeze drying & turning it into powder, while reducing food waste and helping farmers.
 
GiveVision (@givevision_net)
UK | Healthcare & Lifesciences 
Developing smart glasses that act as eyes for blind people.
 
Gormley & Gamble (@gormley_gamble)
UK | High Tech
London's first made-to-measure tailors exclusively for women. Complimentary monogramming, macaroons and appointment-only service.
 
HelpingB (@helpingb)
UK | Social Impact
HelpingB helps revolutionary products with a social impact and financially sustainable business model come to life through crowdfunding.
 
RE-VANA (@re_vana)
UK | Healthcare & Lifesciences
RE-VANA is focused on saving the eyesight of elderly and diabetic people by using it's high tech drug delivery systems.
 
Resonance (@ResonanceCEO)
UK | General, Retail & Consumer Goods
The platform that makes being the most ethical company also the most profitable.
 
Talent Rank (@fmrank)
UK | High Tech
Making raw financial talent measurable and discoverable. 
 
UK | Social Impact
We use predictive analytics at universities to identify students most at risk of dropping out to provide them with the necessary support.
 
World Around Me (@wamapp)
UK | High Tech
World Around Me is local discovery app that helps people worldwide to search for places of interest and all kinds of local services.
 
 
MassChallenge Boston winners will be announced October 28, 2015. Check masschallenge.org/press for more details. 
 
 
About MassChallenge:
 
MassChallenge runs startup accelerators designed to catalyse a global renaissance by connecting high-impact startups with the resources they need to launch and succeed. Anyone can apply to MassChallenge, with any early-stage startup, in any industry, from anywhere in the world. MassChallenge does not take equity or place any restrictions on the startups it supports.
 
With programs in Boston, Israel and the UK, MassChallenge provides entrepreneurs with mentorship, office space, education, access to a vast network, and other resources during four months of acceleration. MassChallenge awards over $2 million in non-dilutive grants to the startups demonstrating the highest impact and highest potential. A nonprofit organization, MassChallenge is funded by corporate, public and foundation partners. To date, the 835 MassChallenge startups have raised over £910 million ($1.3 billion) in funding, generated over £340 million ($575 million) in revenue and created over 8,500 jobs. For more information, visit www.masschallenge.org.
 
 
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