Dell backs glaucoma detection start-up and social news network

Scottish start-ups IbisVision and Newslines named winners of Dell's Entrepreneurial Growth Progamme and will get access to hardware, mentorship, and training

Two Scottish start-ups have been chosen to take part in Dell’s Entrepreneurial Growth Programme, with both receiving access to Dell hardware and a year’s worth of mentoring and training.

Aberdeen-based IbisVision and Glasgow-based Newslines beat two other shortlisted businesses to win the support package after pitching their ideas to the Dell Scotland leadership team.

IbisVision’s medical examination technique ‘RingOfSight’ is a portable and affordable test for the detection of glaucoma – a cause of irreversible blindness affecting 60 million people worldwide.

Newslines’ social news network integrates sites such as Wikipedia, Facebook and Twitter into one timeline to help users organise the way they receive news.

On its win, Blair Donaldson, founder of IbisVision, commented:

“We were looking for a partner to help us with crucial guidance around how we market and export the product in order to help more people retain their sight. Dell’s global footprint, obvious hardware expertise and access to networks gives us that vital step up.”

To find out how other corporate brands are working to help start-ups, read our guide to Europe’s corporate start-up stars.

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