The UK network

Connecting ambitious entrepreneurs

Become part of Tech Nation

We're creating a national network connecting ambitious entrepreneurs across the UK. We understand that each city and region has unique challenges and opportunities, strengths and quirks. So we're building an inclusive web in which founders and startups can learn from each other, regardless of where they're based.

To help us do this we're building a team of Entrepreneur Engagement Managers on the ground in key tech clusters across the UK – the kind of people who can help you get involved in the programmes that are right for you and your business, introduce you to valuable contacts, and be an all round gem of a person to know.


Tech Nation on Tour 2017 – Liverpool

So where are we going to be?

Right now Tech Nation operates in four regions (Greater London, North East, North West and Yorkshire & Humberside), in our first year (starting April 2018) we expect to add three more, with the remaining regions added the following year. Like many of the businesses we work with, we believe in an agile and iterative approach; we’ll be learning from each new region we set up in, to ensure that we have impact in each and every one.

The clusters:

Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, South West, South East, East of England, Midlands, North East, North West, Yorkshire and London.

How do we add value locally you ask?

Our team of Entrepreneur Engagement Managers are positioned to showcase the best that each cluster has to offer, profiling the best and brightest startups, and connecting entrepreneurs across the country. From face-to-face meetings at coffee shops to staging local meetup events, we give local tech founders a voice to showcase their companies.

Why this approach?

Our Entrepreneur Engagement Managers (EEMs) are stationed in each tech cluster within our network (or will be soon!) and are highly passionate about their region and its future. They'll be building relationships with tech founders, influencers and industry stakeholders, facilitating cross-network opportunities. We get it, that doesn't sound particularly tangible, we don't offer grants or offer space. But it's a model we've found to have a huge impact on hundreds of businesses we've worked with so far. And if you're not convinced, get in touch to find out more. We're certain our Entrepreneur Engagement Managers can show you the value of plugging into the network.

Tech Nation on Tour 2017 – Edinburgh
Tech Nation on Tour 2017 – Birmingham
Tech Nation on Tour 2017 – Bristol