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Ignite 2.0 remote accelerator legacy 2018

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Ignite 2.0 accelerator legacy 2018
A look at some of the standout tech startups from the inaugural Ignite 2.0 remote accelerator programme...

We recently wrote about the Ignite ‘2.0’ remote accelerator programme opening open up for its second run in 2019. We thought that this was a good opportunity to have a look at some of the tech startups in its first cohort from September 2018. We’ve written about a couple of these in more detail previously, so don’t forget to have a look at those more detailed articles when you’re finished here!


This platform helps students to improve their essays and assignments. From searching through your work and finding sources for it, to helping you easily build a bibliography, to applying statistical analysis to your work to provide assignment analytics, to feedback breaking down paragraph by paragraph. It aims to alleviate some of the stress students are under whilst helping to improve the structure and the writing of the essays and assignments themselves. A great idea for helping students without doing any of the actual work for them (that’s what Wikipedia is for!).

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Guardian Angel is a startup that connects families with funeral directors, digitises the funeral directors’ offline processes, and provides a support hub to help make the processes following a bereavement easier. The support hub allows family and friends to communicate quickly, easily, and privately in a time that is already overly stressful. It has a ‘wall’, in a similar fashion to Facebook, to share updates, memories, and support. Thing like to-do lists, lists of times and dates, and automated coordination for things like food and flowers that people may wish to send all help to simplify this hard time.

Our Daily Thread

Founder of Our Daily Thread, Natasha, has worked in the fashion industry for about ten years and has found a wide-ranging lack of diversity in the fashion press - be it body type or price range. She created Our Daily Thread to curate the latest and best fashion info, daily, to bring high street consumers the same level of dedication that fashion magazines bring to designer clothing and supermodel-esque readers. Since going through Ignite and receiving seed funding there, this startup has moved on to series A fundraising.


Yooz is an app with the specific function of allowing you to transfer low amounts of money from the UK to India. We’re talking anywhere from ?500 to ?10,000, within minutes, with no hidden fees, commission, or hassle - only straight exchange rates. It’s fast, reliable, and secure, so what more can you need? Yooz is coming soon, but you can sign up now as a ‘Trailblazer’ to get early access.


Being the parent of a preschooler can be stressful and exhausting, and finding ways to entertain them all day without going mad can be difficult. Happity is a platform to help make the days a little easier. It comprises thousands of groups and activities for under-fives all across London so that all you have to do is filter by age, time, and distance, and you’ll find yourself with a wide range of things to fill your day, complete with quick-look tags to show whether they are drop-in or advanced booking, under £2, and more.

We have previously written more about Happity.


theWebShed provides an award-winning platform that gives you everything you could want for SEO in one place. With the Onsite Optimiser, backlink explorer, advanced keyword tracking, automated site crawler, local citation audits, and actionable reporting, theWebShed is an all-in-one SEO solution. In the same year that they were in Ignite, the platform’s Onsite Optimiser won the ‘Highly Commended’ award for Best Software Innovation at the European Search Awards.

This busy startup also created Hike, the SEO tool specifically built for startups, which we wrote about in October.

For more on the latest Ignite opportunity read this blog post by Programme Director Wil Benton, visit the website to read over the FAQs and more info, and click here to apply for the 2019 cohort!

Ignite accelerator North East England


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Published on: 3rd December 2018

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