Stratford technology company gives places to 12 female-led startups on accelerator programme

13th May 2018

A Stratford technology company has announced the cohort for its first ever programme for female-led startups.

Plexal launched its accelerator programme Plexiglass in March. The programme gives technology businesses a workspace, mentoring and access to academic institutions for eight weeks.

There were 80 applications for 10 spaces, which were expanded to 12 due to demand. One of the successful startups was Mile End based Prim and Clover, a wedding dress company.

Plexal’s founder Claire Cockerton said: “We are excited to be able to help these amazing women pursue their entrepreneurial visions. As we enter the fourth industrial revolution we need a diverse technology sector to make the most of the massive opportunities in front of us.”

Lyn Garner from the London Legacy Development Corporation, which is working in partnership with Plexiglass, said: “Plexiglass is a fantastic example of the opportunities for local people in and around Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park – a result of the exciting innovation and collaboration taking place here. This part of the city is fast becoming a hotbed for London’s emerging industries, and this scheme is a great way to develop pathways into tech for local female entrepreneurs.”