Ready, set, scale.

Over the last few years, we’ve worked with hundreds of the UK’s leading tech companies and had the opportunity to hone our growth programme offering, to ensure the companies involved have the support, advice and connections to help your company scale.

Whether you’re an early-stage founder trying to get things off the ground, or a late-stage CEO steering a much bigger ship, we have the perfect growth or sector programme for you.

Before you start your application, we recommend you read our Application Guide which includes advice from our judges on what makes a good application.

Entry requirements:

  • Have grant funding or investment from Seed to pre-Series A (under £10m) OR have revenues below £1.5m
  • A digital tech business with a product or service to sell which contributes to emissions reduction; This includes digital, hardware and life-sciences companies.
  • Evidence that the product or service is beyond the minimum viable product phase
  • Proven evidence of some market traction
  • HQ’d in UK

Entry requirements:

  • Be a fintech/insurtech company
  • Be at the equivalent of Seed to Series A funding stage 
  • If the company is self-funded, minimum annual revenue £100k and maximum £1.5m.
  • Open to all B2B, B2C and B2B2C companies
  • Company is more than 1 years old
  • HQ’d in the UK

Entry requirements:

  • Have Artificial Intelligence at the core of your value proposition and your key product.
  • Seed to Series A* (or no more than £1.5m annual recurring revenue)
  • Take into account ethical considerations.
  • HQ’d in UK

Entry requirements:

  • Must have at least one (self-identified) ethnic minority founder in the founding team, from the following ethnic minorities:
  • Black, South Asian, East Asian or Arab. The founder can be multiracial, as long as this includes the ethnic minorities specified above.
  • A digital/tech-enabled tech business with a product or service.
  • The company is at Seed to Series A funding stage. It can have raised up to £10 million, or bootstrapped, with maximum annual revenue below £1.5M.
  • We will accept pre-seed stage companies, so long as they are able to demonstrate market traction.
  • Sector agnostic
  • Have at least one active client or pilot
  • Have the ambition to scale
  • Headquartered in the UK

Entry requirements:

  • VC backed, having raised Series A round OR – revenue focused and generating £1.5m – £5m.
  • Growing at a rate of approx. 10% month-on-month (this can be revenue, headcount, users or any other primary growth metric)
  • Looking to significantly increase its team
  • Thinking about expanding its customer base or market share
  • Aspirations for substantial national or international growth
  • HQ’d in the UK

Entry requirements:

  • Be a climate tech scaleup, directly or indirectly contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction
  • Be headquartered in the UK
  • Have grant funding or investment between Series A and pre-IPO

Entry requirements:

  • Series B+ funding stage
  • OR If revenue focused generating annual revenues over £5m
  • Achieving 50% year-on-year growth
  • HQ’d in UK

* no agencies or consultancies, sorry.

Net Zero 3.0

[EARLY-STAGE]

Funding: Up to Series A
Revenue: Annual revenues below £1.5m
Status: Able to demonstrate market traction

Net Zero has been designed to support climate-tech trailblazers that are creating a more sustainable future. These are the companies that have what it takes to accelerate the UK’s goal to drive down global emissions. We are now looking for our second cohort of early-stage scaleups working across key sectors, including electricity & energy, transport & mobility, agriculture, food systems, manufacturing and building technology.

Applications close at 4pm on 28th June 2022.

Fintech 5.0

[EARLY-STAGE]

Funding: Up to Series A
Revenue: Annual revenues below £1.5m
Status: Able to demonstrate market traction

On this programme, our cohort will learn the ins and outs of what it takes to scale a fintech company – and grow from strength to strength. You can expect to learn from entrepreneurs, investors and experts that have the experience our founders need to tap into. Could you be the perfect candidate today, to become a fintech powerhouse tomorrow?

Applications close at 4pm on 28th June 2022.

Applied AI 4.0

[EARLY-STAGE]

Funding: Up to Series A
Revenue: Annual revenues below £1.5m
Status: Able to demonstrate market traction

Our Applied AI programme is all about addressing real world challenges, with unreal solutions. For the founders developing cutting-edge and unique AI solutions, comes its very own set of unique challenges. To help you address these hurdles, our programme creates a safe haven for you to learn from world-leading scale coaches and connect with your peers.

Applications close at 4pm on 28th June 2022.

Libra 2.0

[EARLY-STAGE]

Funding: Seed to Pre-series A
Revenue: Annual revenues below £1.5m
Status: Able to demonstrate market traction

Libra is all about levelling the playing field for underrepresented founders in the UK. The programme will focus on the Black founder experience, helping them navigate the scaling journey, to realise their ambitions in the tech sphere.

Applications close at 4pm on 28th June 2022.

Net Zero X

[MID-STAGE- LATE STAGE]

Funding: Have grant funding or investment between Series A and pre-IPO
Status: Has demonstrated market traction and high emissions reduction potential

The Net Zero X programme is designed to support the growth of climate tech companies with high-emissions reduction and exponential potential. The aim of the programme is to reduce the carbon funding gap, counter the climate tech ‘valley of death’ and connect climate tech founders to investors, corporates, partners, policy-makers and other stakeholders.

Applications close at 4pm on 28th June 2022.

Upscale 8.0

[MID-STAGE]

Funding: VC backed, having raised Series A
Revenue: Annual revenues between £1.5 – 5m
Status: Growing at a rate of approx. 20% month-on-month

Upscale helps the UK’s most promising tech companies to accelerate their growth and unlock the key to scaling successfully. Over 6 months you’ll receive 60+ hours of support, delivered by over 20 scale coaches in this highly curated programme designed to reflect your scaling journey.

Applications close at 4pm on 28th June 2022.

Future Fifty 11.0

[LATE-STAGE]

Funding: Series B+
Revenue: Annual revenues over £5m
Status: Achieving 50% year-on-year growth

Tech Nation Future Fifty 11.0 can unlock the answers you need to achieve your global ambitions. Connect with a network of the most successful companies in UK tech as we guide you to learn, lead and problem solve together.

Applications close at 4pm on 28th June 2022.

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