13 Sep 2017

Meet our autumn 2017 accelerator cohort

By Dama Sathianathan

Today we kicked off our 11th accelerator programme and we’re excited to tell you about the nine tech for good startups we’re investing in. All of these early stage startups use tech to address particular social and environmental challenges ranging from chatbots helping young people at risk of homelessness, to digital assessment tools to manage human rights risks at companies, to aeroponic innovations aiming to reduce food waste. What they all have in common is not only their aspiration to change millions of lives for the better. They are all just starting their BGV journey, taking part in in our accelerator over the next twelve weeks.

We selected the nine teams from over 150 applications and will share our lessons from the selection process next week. But without further ado, here are the nine startups on a mission to change people’s lives for the better:

Ally
Ally is a chatbot providing individuals in precarious housing situations with the information and tools they need to escape the cycle of homelessness.

Labour Xchange
Labour Xchange is a recruitment platform that matches workers and employers (mostly SMEs) on an hour by hour basis.

LettUs Grow
LettUs Grow uses innovative aeroponic technology to reduce food waste and help grow the freshest food possible.

MindMoose
Mind Moose is a fun, digital platform that teaches children how to keep their minds healthy.

ReactPolls
ReactPolls aim to use tech to transform how we measure public opinion.

Remarkable Lives
Remarkable Lives is a social network centred on individuals who are getting older, helping to change society’s perceptions of later life.

RightsDD
RightsDD is a due diligence and assessment tool to help companies assess and manage human rights’ risks.

Salve
Salve is a mobile app which supports patients through the treatment journey with personalised treatment information synced to their clinic’s Electronic Health Record.

TellJo
Tell Jo is a digital assessment of a customer’s level of vulnerability and financial capability.

This round of the accelerator also features startups, who have been selected to work with our partners Resolution Trust to promote tech that boosts low wage workers (namely Labour XChange) and Children’s Society supporting vulnerable young people (Ally and MindMoose).  

We’re excited to see where all nine teams are headed. Our community plays a huge role in supporting them during the programme, so do get in touch if you want to help a team out.

For more information on our partnerships, please follow the links below:
Children’s Society
Resolution Trust