BBC Worldwide hits six for digital programme

Louise Duffy | 19-08-2012

BBC Worldwide has chosen six UK digital media start-up companies to take part in the first BBC Worldwide Labs initiative.

MiniMonos, wireWAX, Foodity, Krowd 9, Flooved and KO-SU have been offered workspace in BBC Worldwide's offices in West London, from 10 September for a six-month period.

The participants will have the opportunity to work alongside specialists from BBC Worldwide, gaining insight in areas such as technology, content, marketing, sales and distribution, advertising and more. The Advisory Board at BBC Worldwide will also provide advice and guidance for the selected companies.

Jenny Fielding, the head of BBC Worldwide Labs and new digital ventures, said: Im excited to announce our finalists and was overwhelmed with the calibre of applicants. Its made the selection process incredibly difficult so much so that we decided to add an additional spot.

"The finalists are a fantastic mix of strategically aligned companies in areas ranging from education, cloud delivery, games, mobile, kids and video. The mix of companies and entrepreneurs is exactly what we were hoping for when we came up with the idea for BBC Worldwide Labs. And we even bucked the tech start-up trend as half of our companies have female founders. Now the fun part starts bringing the vision of Labs to life!