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Final four start-ups announced in Dell residency competition

Dell has announced the finalists for its next Start-up-in-Residence competition. The winning company will gain a unique set of prizes that can accelerate the growth of their business.

The Startup-in-Residence programme was first launched in 2013, offering two winning start-ups a one or two year residency at Dell’s Bracknell headquarters. This year’s winner will gain new technology, mentorship and free office space.

The victorious start-up will also join Dell’s other current Startup-in-Residence, innovative email company, Fantoo.

The four start-ups all originate from the technology sector. The finalists include Digi.me, Imagine Cyber Security, The Link App and Blue Sense Networks.

Digi.me allows people to reclaim and manage personal information from third parties online. The user can then decide what to do with that data.

Imagine Cyber Security enables users and businesses to ensure that their wireless infrastructure remains secure. The firm provides a next generation intrusion detection system that will localise and track any wireless client (authorised or unauthorised) by physical location.

The Link App is a communication tool that legal companies can utilise to enhance the service it delivers to its clients. The service provided through the app enables clients to have access to legal information at any time and keeps them in the loop throughout their case, saving law firms both time and money.

Blue Sense Networks is a proximity data company based in Reading. Its cloud platform helps a variety of industries unlock and analyse hundreds of millions of indoor proximity data points, helping them gain customer insight and providing the ability to deliver new mobile services.

‘‘The goal of the Startup-in-Residence programme is simple,’’ explained Tim Griffin, vice president and managing director, Dell UK.

‘‘We want to remove the pressure of large expenses like finding office space and technology, which can prevent the growth of an early-stage startup. Becoming the next Startup-in-Residence will enable the winner to focus growing their business in an environment that encourages entrepreneurial thinking.’’