ZEAL CTO Susan Standiford awards prize to one of the winning startups at the MassChallenge UK Awards
On 18th January 2017, the startup community gathered at the Old Truman Brewery Boiler House in East London for the MassChallenge UK Awards Ceremony. This event concluded the program for the 2016 London cohort and marked the announcement of the six winners of the zero-equity cash prizes (total £100,000).
Having successfully made it through the previous rounds of judging, the top 20 finalists presented their businesses with great enthusiasm. “From allergy detection and prevention to repurposing insect protein, the winning companies represent the best and the brightest of the UK’s vibrant startup ecosystem,” said Diane Perlman, Chief Marketing Officer at MassChallenge.
ZEAL Investments partnered with MassChallenge last summer and has since enjoyed many inspiring interactions with the startups. We were very pleased that ZEAL Network’s CTO Susan Standiford joined us for the evening and awarded the £10,000 cheque to Agricision, one of the three gold winners. Dedicated to improving the efficiency of world food production, Agricision makes precision agricultural technologies more affordable and accessible.
Susan Standiford remarked: “We are very excited about the first year of our MassChallenge partnership. Over the past months, it has exposed our organisation to many great companies from the current program. I am confident that ZEAL Investments will invest in a MassChallenge startup in the near future as well as striking commercial partnerships with the wider ZEAL Network group.”