About Us

Supporting Startups from Seed Stage to Success Story

The Leading Growth Platform

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 the Founders Forum Group, our approach unites the tech ecosystem whilst 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.

Our Mission

Tech Nation’s mission is to be the independent voice of the tech ecosystem, amplifying the needs and challenges of ambitious tech founders and their teams and providing them with the support they need to unlock growth.

We occupy a unique position in the tech ecosystem, which allows us to address challenges that extend beyond the realm of business and delve into issues deeply intertwined with societal and environmental impact.

With an exceptional network encompassing business leaders, advocates and experts across the tech sector, our objective is to drive growth for the good of the entire tech ecosystem.

Our Promises

Through our powerful networks we aim to:

– Unite tech leaders, founders, investors and policy makers to drive important conversations to accelerate the tech ecosystem, amplifying the founder perspective at the forefront

– Focus on impact, with founder needs at the core, and facilitate £10bn into startups within the next 5 years

– Champion startups from all corners of the UK, collaborating with regional ecosystems and ensuring 50% of programme participantes are based outside of London

– Be a global connector, celebrating the UK as a place to scale as well as supporting international collaboration to collectively fuel investment and impactful innovation

– Move the needle in the investment landscape for underrepresented founders, through Libra – our early stage growth programme focused on diversity driving innovation – and Creo – our new community for disabled founders or founders building technologies for the disabled community

But this is only the beginning!

Our vision is create a world in which all founders have access to the knowledge and communities they need to succeed on their scaling journeys.

Would you like to be a part of it?  Fill out the form below to enquire about the sponsorship opportunities or apply to one of our programmes – Climate, Libra or Future Fifty.

Our Impact

Over the past decade, Tech Nation has engaged with 5,000+ businesses, accelerating 1,250 of them through 48 growth programmes.

These companies have collectively raised £28.1bn, contributing over £600m in GVA to the UK economy.

£28.1bn+

Investment raised by alumni companies

£600m+

Gross Value added to the UK economy

10,000

Global Talent Visa applications processed and counting

5000+

Companies engaged

35%

Of all unicorns ever created graduated from a Tech Nation programme

40%

Of all decacorns ever created have graduated from a Tech Nation programme

Meet our team

Ellie Steel

Head of Strategy & Operations, Founders Forum Group

Francesca Arese Lucini

Head of Research & Insights, Founders Forum Group

Sammy Fry

Head of Climate

Chantelle Young

Libra Lead

Johnny Mayo

Future Fifty Lead

Ailsa Mealings

Event Operations Manager

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