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TfWL Demo Day 2 Recap

TfWL Demo Day 2 Recap

Thursday 19th November 2020 was a celebration of the stand outs of Lab by Transport for Wales cohort 2. With one start-up being awarded £25,000, 2 receiving commendations from TfWR and a total of 8 start-ups progressing to business case review. Our virtual demo day...

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Cohort 3 Recruitment Live

Cohort 3 Recruitment Live

We've accelerated almost 20 businesses and took 13 of these to business case review with Transport for Wales Rail. Recruitment for cohort 3 of our innovation accelerator programme is now open! Your business could be the next startup to come through our innovation lab...

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Meet Window Seater – Cohort 2 Startups

Meet Window Seater – Cohort 2 Startups

With demo day fast approaching - we are really excited to showcase all the great work our startups have been doing during cohort 2.   Due to COVID restrictions, cohort 2 has not been able to take place from our innovation Lab in Newport. However, that doesn't mean...

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Demo Day – Showcasing TfWL Cohort 2

Demo Day – Showcasing TfWL Cohort 2

Wales' only rail dedicated is gearing up for cohort 2 demo day. On November 13th, 11 start-ups will pitch their solutions to TfWR and Keolis Amey stakeholders. These pitches will showcase ideas that have been developed over the 11 week Innovation Accelerator...

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Meet Wordnerds

Meet Wordnerds

We're super excited at TfWL with all the start-ups we have taking part in cohort 2. Due to COVID restrictions, cohort 2 has not been able to take place from our innovation Lab in Newport. Consequently, cohort 2 has been taking place remotely. We're collaborating with...

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Cohort 2 – What our Startups are Building

Cohort 2 – What our Startups are Building

We're over way half way through cohort 2 of TfWL. In this time, we've seen 11 brilliant start-ups problem solving challenges that are facing Transport for Wales Rail. Over this 6 week period, start-ups have; Analysed and prioritised challenge areas Identified area's...

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Stakeholder Workshops – Cohort 2 Week 4 Recap

Stakeholder Workshops – Cohort 2 Week 4 Recap

Week 4 was dedicated to stakeholder workshops. These workshops allowed start-ups to present, playback and review their progress, ideas and thoughts with their stakeholders. Stakeholders could then provide feedback, plugging in gaps, or validating assumptions that had...

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Build Something Users Want – Cohort 2 Week 2 Recap

Build Something Users Want – Cohort 2 Week 2 Recap

95% of new products fail. Let that sink in. This is a staggering number. These figures come from the Harvard Business Review. But every single one of these failed products share a few things in common. The reasons for their failure. Joan Schneider from HBR stated that...

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