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RGU Selects Businesses to Join Startup Accelerator

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Robert Gordon University (RGU) has selected twenty-eight companies to join its new Startup Accelerator.

The programme is the first of its kind in North East Scotland and is designed to help entrepreneurs execute business models, deliver valuable products or services and create local jobs.

The chosen startups cover a range of industries including healthcare, digital media, food, financial technology, retail and more.

The RGU Startup Accelerator forms part of the university's innovation and entrepreneurship initiative and will support teams of students, staff and recent alumni from RGU and North East Scotland College.

The 28 teams that successfully navigated the application process will receive training, mentorship and development including up to £10,000 of funding each.

The accelerator is funded by the Wood Foundation and is based in the Innovation Station located in the university's Sir Ian Wood Building.

John Harper, Principal and Vice Chancellor of RGU, said: "The new startup accelerator is just one of the many ways in which RGU is offering students a way to develop their careers while still in university."

"By opening access for staff and alumni from both RGU and NESCol, the university is building an open and inclusive innovation ecosystem that will have long lasting impact on the wider regional economy."