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Wayra UnLtd social venture accelerator names 10 successful startups

The Wayra UnLtd Academy has announced the 10 successful socially minded startups that have been recruited to to join the accelerator programme in September.

Each new business will receive seed funding of £40,000 structured as a convertible loan, as well as physical incubation for up to eight months, mentoring and access to around 150 follow on investors.

The startup bootcamp is a partnership between Wayra, an international accelerator ran by Spanish telecoms giant Telefonica, and UnLtd, the world's largest supporter of social entrepreneurs.

The programme is 50 per cent funded by the UK government's Social Incubator Fund. Worth £10 million, the fund was specifically setup to support startup social ventures.

Winners include those looking to further genomics research, match people in need of care with suitable providers and enable people to self check moles for skin cancer risk.

The bootcamp will be held in the same building as Wayra's existing larger academy which already has a cohort of 17 startups being put through their paces.

The 10 successful startups were chosen from a shortlist of 20 who took part in a two day pitching process.

Here's the full list of recruits:

DNA Digest - a non-profit organisation founded for the purpose of solving the problem of accessing genomics data for research purposes.

StudentFunder - crowdfunding for students.

Discoverables - enables talented young people to "show employers what they are made of".

Karisma Kidz - a platform which offers children the chance to explore and understand their emotions

Know Maths - provider of online maths tutoring for kids.

My Support Assistant - Connecting people who need support with people who provide it

Skin Analytics - tool to self scan for skin cancer

The DoNation - encouraging people to donate by doing.

Lingoing - an "approachable and friendly" place to source translation services

Provenance - specialists in transparency of product information.