Supporting startups from seed stage to success story
Tech Nation is the leading growth platform for tech insights, connections, collaboration and talent, empowering ambitious founders and their teams with the access and knowledge they need from seed stage to success story.
Powered by Founders Forum Group, our approach unites the tech ecosystem placing founders from all corners of the UK and beyond at the forefront, amplifying their needs and challenges and empowering them to grow their businesses so they can positively transform our world.
“The climate programme gave our company great access to resources and elevated us a business to investors. Though for me personally as a founder, the access to mentors has been invaluable, providing a safe space to discuss and start to solve many of the thoughts that keep you up at night!”Antony Yousefian
“Tech Nation’s climate programme has been an excellent support network, enabling us to explore some of the challenging topics that we face as we grow and scale. What’s more, we are now part of a community of committed and passionate impact founders for life, and I can’t wait to see what amazing things they deliver over the next decade.”Brittany Harris
“We’re really excited to be working with other entrepreneurs from top notch UK businesses through this programme. Amongst other things, it will help us stay up to date with the evolving needs of our country’s top talent; continuing to deliver on our promise of making our products as enjoyable and relatable to them as possible.”Chieu Cao
“This was by far the best accelerator in the UK”Genevieve Patenaude
“Being part of Tech Nation’s programme not only gave us access to a community of like-minded peers, but it helped put us on the map. It was a huge moment of recognition and celebration for our team. We have featured in many leading publications – and being selected for Tech Nation’s Net Zero programme absolutely contributed to establishing our credibility as an ambitious and innovative tech scaleup.”Jo Parker-Swift
“It’s a fantastic network of great people and companies. Great support from the Government which is doing a fantastic job in the UK tech industry.”José Neves
“There isn’t a pipeline problem, there is a social and financial capital allocation problem. For female founders, the ecosystem is five years behind the current status quo, and for black and ethnic minority founders, the ecosystem is 10 years behind. Programmes like Libra will help to hopefully narrow the gap.”Tom Adeyoola, CEO & Co-Founder
Metail & Extend VC
Unlocking Global Talent
Don’t live in the UK? We know that global talent drives innovation. And if we want technology to work for everyone, it has to be built by everyone. Our global talent visa programme fast-tracks the acquisition of exceptional people in the digital technology sector – enriching the UK’s entrepreneurial workforce with a diverse pool of talent from around the world.
HSBC Innovation Banking
“We are delighted that HSBC Innovation Banking is the founding partner across the relaunched Tech Nation programmes including Libra, Climate and Future Fifty. These programmes provide high-impact founders and their leadership teams with invaluable skills, access to a powerful network of peers, investors, and potential clients, as well as expert advisory and mentorship to foster their companies’ growth. In partnership with Founders Forum and Tech Nation we will supercharge our shared mission to fuel growth by providing unparalleled support and opportunity for the innovation ecosystem, across all life stages and sectors.”
Erin Platts, CEO, HSBC Innovation Banking
New to the Tech Nation network: Creo & Motability Operations
Creo, created in partnership with Motability Operations, aims to establish a vibrant community that brings together disabled founders and entrepreneurs working on products designed to assist people with disabilities.
Throughout the year, founders, industry leaders and advocates with a strong passion for innovation centred around disability-related advancements will gather to discuss and seek to enhance the visibility and reputation of startups led by individuals with disabilities, fostering continuous growth and development.
Learn more about Creo here