Growth Programmes

For every stage of your business lifecycle

If you’re a tech entrepreneur, we have a programme for every stage of your growth.

Join our network and you’ll benefit from peer-to-peer learning, access to world-class scale coaches, and connections that will help you solve your business challenges. Not to mention added exposure for your brand. And while our programmes are selective, they're completely free for selected companies. No cost, no equity.

Founders' Network

"I love Founders' Network because it's people who are doing, or have done, exactly what I want to do, with different software. The shared experiences are priceless."

— Gareth Everson, Co-founder, Connectably

Upscale 1.0

"The quality of the coaches and their enthusiasm openness and honesty in sharing their experiences and advice was top notch."

— Wendy Jephson, Co-founder, Sybenetix

Future Fifty 2015

“The really important stuff to us is the access Future Fifty gives us to companies of a similar size and the voice into Government, more than just the accolade of having made it.”

— Alice Newton-Rex, Head of Product, WorldRemit

Fintech 1.0

“There is always so much value to be had from peer learning, and building relationships with other founders that will last. Adding into that the mentorship, and experience from industry leaders, made the programme difficult to resist!”

— Colin Hewitt, Co-Founder & CEO, Float

Our programme alumni

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What does it take to scale a business?

Hear from 25 of the UK’s top tech entrepreneurs, investors and industry veterans in Upscale, the book. A collection of unmissable insights on the challenges all startups face as they grow.

See what founders say about our growth programmes

(Excuse the old branding – these were produced during our Tech City UK and Tech North days; we've since merged to become Tech Nation and the makeover is still underway but we thought these were too good not to share. Oh, and applications are now closed for these three programmes – sorry! Find out more about each programme above).

Programmes from yesteryear

Some of our programmes might be gone, but they're certainly not forgotten. Find out about Northern Stars, Upskill, Northern Voices and the companies and individuals that took part.