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Nine exciting start-ups join Menai Science Park’s ambitious Accelerator Programme

Jamie Thomas

M-SParc are delighted to announce the cohort for Level Up, an ambitious Accelerator programme launched by the Science Park for North Wales science and technology start-ups, to drive growth of innovative businesses in the region.

Nine businesses from across north Wales have joined the programme, which will offer a small cohort of ambitious founders access to five months of expert mentoring, powerful global connections, exclusive investment and networking opportunities, and more.

The nine businesses that are part of the initial cohort are Carbon AcCount, Curatec, Dewin Tech, Explorage, Fusion Digital Health, Haia.live, Lion Dog Apps, Pai Language Learning and Pelly. An exciting range of businesses from a broad spectrum of sectors, the founders have already had their first coaching sessions and Advisory Board meetings and are benefitting significantly from Level Up.

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Just two weeks in, Level Up is already having an effect on our business. I am already far clearer in how we will be approaching investors, what our general strategy going forward will be, and what it is that I need to present to people outside of the company. If this process continues, I can really see it having a profound effect on the company and its prospects.

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Pai Language Learning Co-Founder.

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The Level Up Advisory Board is compiled of 11 exceptional business leaders, with representatives from companies such as Microsoft, Morlais, Ernst & Young, the British Business Bank and more.

Bangor University feature heavily amongst the Level Up programme, with some of the businesses on the cohort being founded by Bangor graduates, and the Advisory Board including some high-profile Bangor University alumni.

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It is incredibly exciting for M-SParc to be taking this step. Level Up will transform the landscape for innovative businesses in the region and offer an all-encompassing package, arming the best and brightest founders in the region with the tools to take their business to the next level. Our reputation for providing the best opportunities for such businesses in the region is unmatched. We’ve helped secure millions of pounds of investment for our tenants over the years and provided business support of the highest quality, but Level Up cements our ambition to take all of this to the next level and make a significant difference to businesses in the wider region.

Pryderi ap Rhisiart

Managing Director, Menai Science Park

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"What sets Level Up apart from others is the wraparound support on offer and our focus on supporting founders as well as businesses. Alongside a powerful ecosystem and fantastic opportunities, those selected for the programme will benefit from dedicated one-to-one coaching and peer-to-peer support throughout. Founders will develop the confidence, focus and capability needed to lead a high growth business. We focus as much on the individual as we do on the business, enabling them rather than teaching them.

Olu Peyrasse

Level Up Accelerator Programme Lead

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You can follow all the progress of the nine businesses taking part in the Level Up programme by checking out M-SParc’s social media channels and website for regular updates over the coming weeks and months.

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Tom Burke

Digital Innovation Manager

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Tom used to work at the KFC in his hometown of Colwyn Bay before it mysteriously burned down. He then spent several years “on the lam” in East Germany, where he worked as an animator in Berlin. When the wall fell, Tom came home.

He enjoys climbing and hates ice-skating.