Tech Nation’s Rising Stars Now Open

Tech Nation are delighted to introduce Rising Stars, the UK’s newest and most exciting pitch competition.

Designed with the ambitious tech entrepreneur in mind, Rising Stars is on a mission to find the UK’s most promising early-stage startups and take them to the next level.

This is a fantastic opportunity to connect your startup with mentors, investors and influencers, and significantly raise the profile of your business. Entries are open now.

 

Who are they looking for?

Tech Nation are on the hunt for the UK’s most ambitious tech companies to take part in the inaugural Rising Stars competition.

Your tech business must have been going 1-3 years, have a UK HQ, be at seed to pre-Series A funding stage and have at least one active client or pilot (see full criteria). But mostly they’re looking for exciting companies that have the desire and ambition to scale their business.

 

What’s in it for you?  

They’ve carefully crafted a prize package designed to amplify your early stage startup. Their 20 Rising Stars winners will benefit from: 1-2-1 mentoringInvestor meetingsBootcamp trainingPitch trainingContribution towards conference of choice, and Press campaign

 

Applications are open until midnight on Sunday 4 November.
Shortlisting will take place between 12 – 27 November. We will contact you by 27 November to let you know whether you have been shortlisted to go to the semi-final.
Unfortunately we cannot provide individual feedback on applications.
Please note: applications should take 20-30 minutes to complete. You can save and return at any time.
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