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How companies in the South West 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 Vicky Hunter 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 South West 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
Amy King, cofounder, People Matter Technology
“Rising Stars has been an amazing learning experience. It’s been incredibly rewarding and exciting, fun, scary, amazing, and demanding – a real rollercoaster! Since winning the competition we have successfully launched our product to a FTSE100 business. Speaking as an innovative tech startup, Rising Stars has really helped our credibility and Tech Nation has helped us to scale by supercharging our connections and getting us out to the world.”
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
James Hadley, CEO, Immersive Labs
“Upscale is absolutely the bees’ knees! If you’re a founder, and you’re either in dire straits or doing a perfect lap, you’ll learn so much that you didn’t think about. Regardless of sector and stage, you will benefit.”
Vinnie Morgan, CEO, Booking Live
“Tech Nation brought together 30 of the most upcoming talented and hungry for growth tech companies in the UK. The Upscale cohort was, and continues to be, a hub of talent and likeminded founders who share and solve problems together. I’m delighted our C-level was part of the programme and I am looking forward to our next stage of growth.”
Chris Wood, Head of brand and acquisition, MoveGB
“We found Upscale to be really valuable – it was great to meet and collaborate with people trying to solve the same problem as ourselves.”
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
Follow in the footsteps of Future Fifty companies like Crowdcube, and apply now to join the programme.