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BBC Worldwide backs more startups

The BBC’s commercial arm, BBC Worldwide, has announced finalists for its second BBC Labs programme – an initiative to give support to digital media startups.

The six selected startups are all “at the point of commercialisation where BBC Worldwide Labs can play an important role in their further development and growth,” BBCWW said.

The start-ups are Animal Vegetable Mineral, Oddizzi, Future Ad Labs, Social Spree, Peekabu Studios and The Backscratchers and cover the areas of 3D gaming, animation, play captchas, gesture tracking, social media measurement tools and education.

The startups will have the opportunity to work within BBC Worldwide’s London headquarters with support from teams across legal, sales and marketing, business development and technology. They will also have access to mentors from within BBC Worldwide and the BBC and external mentors from companies such as Facebook and Google.