This article was originally posted on the Tech North website.
Three months after applications opened, we’re ready to reveal the 20 startups that will pitch in the Northern Stars Grand Final.
Northern Stars exists to find and showcase the best tech startups in the North of England. The finalists were selected by a selection panel consisting of: Rose Lewis (Collider), Kara Shurmantine (Mass Challenge), Tom Wilson (Seedcamp), Chris Adelsbach (TechStars), Francisco Gutierrez (Startupbootcamp), Harry Rhys Davies (Wayra). That’s with the exception of Synap, Ruler Analytics, and SkillsForge, who won our regional heat events.
Get your ticket
At the Grand Final, the finalists will be assessed by a panel of judges. The panel of five will include: David Fogel (ADV), Suzanne Ashman (LocalGlobe), and Keith Wallington (Oxx VC). They will select the 10 winners, who will receive a fantastic prize package (more on that here).
The Grand Final takes place at The Stoller Hall, Manchester, on 16 November 2017. Free tickets are available now – get yours while they last!
Assenty – An easy way to get fresh content shared about your event on social media by inviting questions for the speakers. [Manchester]
BigChange – The paperless way to plan, manage, schedule and track any mobile workforce. [Leeds]
Bunting – website personalisation tool built for marketers, using cutting-edge machine learning technology to personalise experiences across web, mobile and email [Manchester]
Chatta – A unique and proven teaching method underpinned by an approach which maximises learning outcomes for pupils of all ages. [Hull]
Energi Mine – A.I. and blockchain for the energy industry, providing energy trading services for large commercial and industrial energy users. [Oldham]
Helpthemove – Enabling you to manage change of tenancy notifications to council, water and energy in one go, via a personalised online portal. [Manchester]
Membr – Connecting the fitness industry with its members, helping inspire, educate and motivate them to a healthier lifestyle. [Manchester]
Modyst – A unique platform that disrupts the way independent films are distributed and consumed globally. [Sunderland]
Nivo – The fastest, safest, and most cost effective way for service providers to talk to customers. [Cheshire]
Regit – Using a consumer’s car registration to create a digital garage that helps them buy, sell or maintain their car(s). [Manchester]
Relative Insight – Helping brands choose the best language to use with their target audience. [Lancaster]
Ruler Analytics – Closing the loop between leads and revenue. The platform matches real customer form-fills, live chat and phone calls, against the marketing campaign and keyword from which they were generated. [Liverpool]
SkillsForge – SkillsForge automates and evidences the effectiveness of key processes within universities across the globe. [York]
Sport:80 – A cloud-based platform designed to enable sports organisations to simplify the way they work and deliver online services to members. [Sheffield]
SteamaCo – Bringing utility-type capabilities to organisations looking to sell distributed energy. [Manchester]
Synap – An intelligent platform that uses machine learning to help students and professionals to learn more in less time. [Leeds]
Technically Compatible – Helping tech recruiters make better hires and CTOs build better teams, by giving them a 360-degree view of potential IT hires via an innovative skills assessment platform. [Sunderland]
Tutora – Helping students and parents find the best local tutors for private, one-to-one tuition. [Sheffield]
VYPR – Enabling fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) businesses to turn product innovation into a science, ensuring successful outcomes of the product development process, every time. [Manchester]
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