London calling for a few beautiful Irish start-ups

21 Jun 2016

Beauty and fintech start-ups that are accepted to the Founders Factory accelerator will get a £30,000 investment and six months office space in South Kensington in London co-founder Brent Hoberman’s Founders Factory in London is running a summer accelerator backed by L’Oreal and Aviva for 20 early-stage beauty tech and fintech start-ups.

Irish start-ups are being urged to apply and applications for this cohort close on 30 June.

As part of the programme, start-ups will receive £30,000 in capital.

They will also receive dedicated support from a 30-strong product, engineering, business development and fundraising team.

Particularly valuable will be the six months worth of office space in South Kensington in London.

Hoberman is a British entrepreneur who started in 1998 with Martha Lane Fox.

He floated the company and then sold it to Sabre for £577m in 2005. Sabre sold the company last year to the Bravofly Rumbo Group for £120m.

Hoberman, who received a CBE in 2015 for his services to entrepreneurship, is also a co-founder of Founders Forum, a private network for digital and technology entrepreneurs.

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John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years