Introducing the next 6 digital media startups from the BBC’s accelerator in London

majicmike:

{Note to self/and all} – Seems kinda interesting!

Originally posted on Gigaom:

Over the past year, the commercial arm of England’s almost century-old media powerhouse the BBC has been searching for the most innovative digital media startups based in London through its year-old accelerator program BBC Labs. And on Monday night, at an event in the offices of Wayra, BBC Labs announced its second class of six London-based digital media startups that will enter into the accelerator program. The companies range from a startup making a branded captcha, to a new freelancer portfolio site, to video image recognition software.

The main goal of BBC Labs is to find startups that BBC Worldwide (the BBC’s commercial arm) can work with on commercial partnerships. The startups in the program don’t get funding, but over a six-month period get access to office space, and more importantly, get access to the BBC’s huge network and BBC execs working on its digital content.

BBC LabsJenny Fielding…

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