Six start-ups have joined the GovStart 2020 accelerator programme from venture firm PUBLIC.
Following over 100 applications, six early stage companies, Zencity, Coplug, Samurai Labs, Alcuris, TympaHealth and Deployed have been selected.
The accelerator selected the organisations based on the potential to scale immediately. The six start-ups include:

Alcuris provides an assistive technology platform that prolongs the independence of older/vulnerable individuals, provides reassurance of their wellbeing to friends and family as well as actionable insight to local authorities and care professionals. 

TympaHealth are the developers of a mobile ear health clinic which combines high definition otoscopy, hearing screening tests, and ear wax removal, onto one portable device.

Deployed is a productivity platform, supporting users to write performance focused Statements of Work (SoW) with Suppliers.

Zencity uses advanced AI to provide local government agencies with actionable insights about their communities’ needs and priorities based on discourse in digital channels.

Coplug has developed SidM Systems, a powerful spatial analytics digital platform that supports services and infrastructure planning across cities.

Samurai Labs is an online safety company keeping children and online communities safe from cyberviolence, sexual predators, suicidality and other threats – before any damage is done.

Mark Lazar, Director of Programmes, PUBLIC, said: “Government and public bodies have faced an unprecedented strain as they were forced to find new ways to deliver their services during the pandemic. Over the last eight months, technology startups and entrepreneurs have stepped up – proving that they had the tools needed to close this gap.”
“Now the challenge is to learn the lessons from this transformation, to work out what has worked and hasn’t and to make sure that  startup’s technologies continue to be a pillar in Government’s plans to ‘level-up’ the economy. I am firm in my belief that our latest cohort of companies each have their own important role in this, and we look forward to supporting them in doing so.”
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