We are members of the first ever WayraUK and University of Edinburgh AI & Blockchain Accelerator housed in the new Bayes Centre - running from now until April 2019.
We have learned already that this means two things:
Business Opportunity - it is a great honour and opportunity to be selected and this is benefitting our business
Quality - the quality of companies alongside us means you need to maintain the absolute highest quality levels
The platform given to us to grow and expand is excellent including links in with O2 Telefónica and partner organisations such as Cisco we just would not have otherwise got.
Furthermore the quality of experts brought in to give opinion and advice is fantastic and fast paced with advice on Investment, Objectives and Key Results, Marketing and PR, Sales and the list goes on...!
Thanks especially go to Harry & Daniel @Wayra and Steve @EdinburghInformatics in getting these experts through the door.
Early stages but it has been excellent so far.
Quality & Competition
The other substantial benefit is the effect of being in an ambitious cohort of companies. It galvanises your own ambition but also highlights areas where you need to improve and pushes you to find another level of quality across the board.
I can honestly say I have learned something from the founding members of each company already!
And the sense of friendly competition is also a great motivator. The whole cohort wants the other companies to succeed but equally we can be driven on to be as good as them and to great benefit.
Although just over a month in the benefits have been great already and that will continue as we go more deeply into the Accelerator.
Thanks again to Wayra, Edinburgh Uni and the cohort - looking forward to it!