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Meet the businesses taking part in our third incubator programme

We’re proud to announce that the third DCI programme is now underway. 

We can’t wait to see how our current crop of local entrepreneurs develop their businesses over the next six months.

Without further ado, here are the seven start-ups we’re supporting at the moment…

First up is Doxa Consultancy, which is run by Sola, an academic who specialises in biblical-theological research. 

Sola helps under- and post-graduates through the research and writing journey during their academic studies. She does this through helping her clients organise and manage single or multiple research and academic projects and define the goals and outcomes necessary for completing the project.

Next up is Scientistt, a networking tool for research groups and students interested in pursuing a career in scientific research. 

The application has been built by Hassan to bring transparency to the field of research as well as give research institutes, pharmaceutical companies and universities a platform to advertise high-quality research opportunities to skilled researchers.  

Hassan has been granted a start-up visa by Durham University and aims to develop the platform and his business here in the city. 

The Little LunchBox is a technology-driven food catering business founded by Bronzie, a Masters student at Durham University Business School. The business provides children’s pack lunches for busy parents. 

Parents receive nutritious and fun lunch boxes consisting of a main meal, a snack, a healthy treat and a drink. The Little LunchBox then tracks their child’s likes and dislikes and introduces new, healthy snacks that match their tastes, helping expand to their palettes. 

Next up are Will and Gautham, two Durham University students looking to disrupt the process of applying for an internship with Internly

Internly is a machine learning-driven web platform that connects employers and students through an intuitive and easy-to-use application. Will and Gautham’s ambition is to streamline and simplify the internship process for both students and employers. 

Chatpro is also joining us –  a start-up founded by Harry, a former teacher that has just completed his masters at Durham University Business School. 

Today, people who work with children – such as teachers, scout leaders, and tutors – generally use Whatsapp to communicate with their students. This is a big safeguarding risk that ChatPro seeks to eliminate by providing a safe, effective way for adults to communicate and engage with young people through a safeguarding- and GDPR-compliant smartphone instant messaging service. 

Next up we have Alderham Design, a branding and design agency founded by Jacob, the first New College Durham graduate to join our incubator programme. 

Jacob has launched his own business straight out of college and hopes to grow it into an agency that employs designers and animators and ultimately moves into TV production.

Last but not least we Nathan from Vanguard Technology, a medtech business that is currently developing innovative products to tackle health issues that currently have no solutions.

As you can see, there’s an exciting bunch of businesses currently going through our incubator. Watch this space to see what they get up to. 

And if you’d like to follow in their footsteps and take part in the next DCI programme, apply now or get in touch to find out more about how we can help you launch your own business in County Durham. 

The next application deadline is Friday 6th May 2022

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