Twelve kick off GovStart 2018
GovStart, the accelerator set up by Daniel Korski’s PUBLIC govtech investment firm, has named the next cohort of startups it hopes will transform UK public services. The 2018 programme follows an inaugural accelerator last year that took 10 startups through a similar programme. (more…)
Innovation ‘cannot come too soon’ for NHS
Innovation represents one of the few ways the NHS can relieve the demographic and financial pressures it faces, a major new report from govtech investment firm PUBLIC says this week. But it says major barriers still lie in the way of digital health innovation.
Public names GovStart 10 in £20bn market
Public, the new govtech investment firm set up by ex-PM advisor Daniel Korski, is taking a broad view of the sorts of innovation it thinks can transform UK public services in its selection of a first cohort for its GovStart programme, as well as in a major report defining the market overall. Julian Blake reports. (more…)
Korski’s £45bn govtech opportunity
Up until last June’s shock referendum result, Daniel Korski was a key pro-EU official at the heart of David Cameron’s Conservative government. This spring, he opened up Public, a VC-backed operation to help tech startups transform public services. In the first of our new AgendaSetters interview series, Korski talks to Julian Blake about his new project.
£50m govtech fund to boost civic innovation
A new £50m fund to back digital innovation in public services is being developed by a former Downing Street advisor to David Cameron and some of the UK’s most pre-eminent venture capitalists. The fund is set to boost civic projects at home and abroad. Julian Blake reports. (more…)