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15th September 2021 - 20th October 2021

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Tech nation - Rising Stars

Rising Stars 3.0 is the UK’s most exciting competition for innovative, early-stage tech companies. Designed to showcase the best the country has to offer, we provide the platform for businesses from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to shine bright.

Tech nation - Rising Stars
Tech nation - Rising Stars

Time & Location

15th September 2021 - 20th October 2021

Online Application

About the Event

The Award

The competition culminates in the top 20 companies being showcased online and promoted to a highly curated audience of investors, corporates, influencers and the wider tech ecosystem. The judging panel will then deliberate over the final 20, selecting 10 companies to be named as this year’s Rising Stars, who will feature in a high-profile celebration event, held exclusively online.

The Offer

Pitch training and coaching by Sunderland Software City

Meet potential investors through a series of VC office hours and AMAs

Opportunity to showcase your business to a curated audience of investors, accelerators, entrepreneurs and corporate leaders

Tech Nation content campaigns and national press coverage

Speaking opportunities, thought leadership and press through the Tech Nation network

Induction into the Rising Stars and wider Tech Nation alumni network

The Ask

Create a Pitch for the final competition & the ability to Committ to the programme

Sector

A digital tech business with a product or service to sell

Funding Stage

  • Seed to pre-Series A funding stage OR if revenue focused, generating annual revenues below £1.5m

Requirements

  • Seed to pre-Series A funding stage OR if revenue focused, generating annual revenues below £1.5m
  • A digital tech business with a product or service to sell*
  • At least one active client or pilot
  • Able to demonstrate market traction
  • HQ’d in UK
  • Company incorporated between 1-3 years
  • Able to commit to key dates in the Rising Stars calendar

Countries

UK

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