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How companies in the East of England have benefitted from Tech Nation’s growth programmes
They’re all designed to scale and grow the next generation of tech businesses based in the country, each offering tailored solutions to the biggest challenges facing UK companies – from access to networks and investors to hiring top talent, and expanding internationally.
If you would like to discuss anything about them – from applying to timescales and everything in-between – your local Entrepreneur Engagement Manager Thea Goodluck is happy to help.
Additionally, to better help you understand how appearing on a programme could benefit you and your scaleup, we’ve asked our alumni founders in the East of England to share their insight and experiences. Here’s what they had to say.
Rising Stars is the UK’s most exciting competition for innovative, early-stage tech companies, designed to take your business to the next level. With a prize package built to significantly raise the profile and awareness of the winning companies on both a national and international level, you’ll also be given the opportunity to connect with top investors, influencers and corporates. Applications for Rising Stars 2.0 are now open. Apply today
Sarah Mintey, CEO and founder, Developing Experts
“Rising Stars was a milestone celebration for us that provided a timely national endorsement that enabled us to clinch an overseas deal. Having Tech Nation’s endorsement gave our investors and partners confidence in our company – and it really made a difference in enabling investors to get behind our next funding round. In short, Rising Stars has been pivotal to our success by helping us scale.”
Upscale helps the UK’s most promising tech companies to accelerate their growth and unlock the key to scaling successfully. Based on values of honesty, intimacy and trust, this established, curated programme is designed to reflect companies’ scaling journey. Companies explore fundamental growth challenges with peers and benefit from sessions delivered by expert scale coaches who have been through it all. Applications for Upscale 5.0 are now open. Apply today
Joe Parry, Cofounder and CEO, Cambridge Intelligence
“Upscale has connected our founder and leadership team to the wider scaleup community. That connection has given us great access to an informal ‘help’ network and a better appreciation of best practices as companies grow to Series B stage. In a word: transformative!”
Future Fifty is the UK’s leading late-stage growth programme, bringing together the country’s most successful tech companies to build a powerful network and problem-solve with peers. With the help of the tech community, the programme supports these companies in achieving their global ambitions, creating jobs and opportunities across the UK, and inspiring the next generation of tech entrepreneurs, founders and businesses. Applications for Future Fifty 8.0 are now open. Apply today