We help digital tech companies start, scale and succeed
We help digital tech companies grow through a series of programmes, research and events aimed at boosting the number of high-growth businesses in the UK, raising the profile of the sector, and providing a feedback loop from business to government to help shape policy. We also work to eliminate the issues that hold back startups such as skills and access to finance. For more information on what, how, and why we do this, visit our about us page.
Upscale 3.0 now open for applications
Upscale is our six-month programme to help the most promising mid-stage UK tech startups on their scaling journey, under the mentorship of some of the UK’s most successful tech entrepreneurs including: Riccardo Zacconi (KING.com/Candy Crush founder); Martha Lane Fox and Brent Hoberman (Lastminute.com founders); Lesley Eccles, (FanDuel founder); and David Buttress (Just Eat founder).
Applications are now open for Upscale 3.0 – apply before 3 November for the programme workshops running February to July 2018.
Fintech For All competition open for applications
We’re looking to find fintech startups that can make a difference to those people who are in danger of being left behind by financial services as currently provided by conventional banks, building societies and credit card providers.
Tech Nation 2017
Tech Nation 2017 shows that the UK digital tech sector is one of the country’s economic success stories, growing twice as fast as the wider economy and creating highly skilled workers and well-paid jobs. With 1000+ data points, 61 tech company case studies & 200+ community partners Tech Nation 2017 is our most comprehensive report to date.
TECH NATION REPORT 2017
26 companies joined the Future Fifty programme in 2017
FinTech: Azimo, ClearScore, Ebury, Onfido, Receipt Bank
Data, Analytics & Cybersecurity: Blis, Track Global, Ve Interactive
eCommerce & Marketplace: Bloom & Wild, carwow, Festicket, Gousto, LoveCrafts, Swoon Editions, Tails.com, Thread, Threads
Digital Advertising & Marketing: UNiDAYS, SuperAwesome
Digital Entertainment: Spitfire Audio
Enterprise Software & Cloud Computing: Condeco
Hardware & Devices: Epos Now, ROLI
SaaS: Fairsail, Interact
History of the programme
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