For media/bloggers: The Difference Engine

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The Difference Engine is a seed accelerator programme that selects about ten companies per round, providing funding of £20,000 per team, along with support and mentorship.

The application process for the second Difference Engine programme  running  January 2011 closed on October 3, 2010.

(The Difference Engine extends application deadline)

For an insight into the programme, based in the North East of England,  check out

This times programme is funded and supported by a variety of organisations including One North East, Middlesborough and Sunderland City Councils.

Mentors come from a variety of backgrounds and include serial entrepreneurs, technology experts, and professionals such as lawyers, marketing specialists, accountants and venture capitalists.

Media contact at Waves PR: Claire Thompson

email: claire [at]

phone: +44 (0) 118 944 0394

mobile: +44 (0)7771 817015

Media contact at The Difference Engine: Jon Bradford

As Jon is travelling most of the time, we suggest you contact Claire and let her do the chasing on your behalf – it is fine to call out of hours.

Useful Links:

About the teams who have participated: Round One

Canddi (web analytics)

Curated.By (curation platform)

Cutefund (crowdsourced fund management)

Geogoer (transport sharing scheme)

Recite (website accessibility)

Rock Control (crowd sourced rock band)

Screen Reach (new technology for screen interactions)

Tagorize (search accelerator)

WishList (gift matching)


About Jon Bradford, founder and managing director, The Difference Engine

Crunchbase profile

Please note: at the moment this blog won’t accept uploaded pictures,, being resolved by some clever folk who are much geekier than me. Should you need pictures, please contact me and I’ll email them to you/organise.

Apologies for the inconvenience, Claire

See also:

Difference Engine Completes First Phase (Computer Weekly)

Start Ups Choose the UK (Financial Times)

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Other Links to this Post

  1. Difference Engine deadline extended | Waves PR, freelance PR consultant, UK — July 21, 2010 @ 10:37 pm

  2. All Change for The Difference Engine | Waves PR, freelance PR consultant, UK — October 3, 2010 @ 2:03 am

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