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.

Future Fifty

Future Fifty is a programme for the UK’s fastest growing tech companies to network, share challenges and feed back to government to inform policy.

 

Future Fifty

Future Fifty

Upscale

Upscale is a programme for early to mid-stage tech startups looking to scale through workshops delivered by world-class entrepreneurs.

 

Upscale

Upscale

Digital Business Academy

Digital Business Academy is a learning platform enabling you to gain the skills you need to start or join a digital business, at your own pace, from your own place, online. For free.
Digital Business Academy

Digital Business Academy

Tech Nation

The Tech Nation report is the most comprehensive analysis of the city clusters powering the UK’s digital economy. A key finding of the 2017 report is that the UK’s digital tech sector is growing 50% faster than the wider economy.Tech Nation

Tech Nation

Tech Nation Visa Scheme

The Tech Nation Visa Scheme makes it possible for talent from around the world to come and work in the UK’s digital tech sector. If you receive endorsement, you’re eligible to submit your Visa application to the Home Office.Tech Nation Visa Scheme

Tech Nation Visa

Tech North

Tech North‘s mission is to make sure that Northern tech businesses have the information, networks, support and inspiration they need to start, grow and succeed.

 

Tech North

Tech North

Tech Nation Talent

Tech Nation Talent is a series of four reports, published month by month, focussing on different aspects of talent in the digital tech sector. The first report covered the nationality of workers in the UK tech workforce.

Tech Nation Talent

Tech Nation Talent

Tech Nation Talks

A monthly talk series, focussed on key topics of importance to the tech industry, such as culture, failure and mental health.

 

Tech Nation Talks

Tech Nation Talks

Fintech For All

Fintech For All is a competition to find fintech companies that make financial services work for everyone. This is an opportunity to showcase how innovation can contribute to solving financial inclusion and improving the financial capability of people in the UK.

Fintech For All

Fintech For All

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.

 

 

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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.

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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

 

Tech Nation 17-DOUBLE PAGE

26 companies joined the Future Fifty programme in 2017

 

The companies

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
EdTech: Kano
Enterprise Software & Cloud Computing: Condeco
Hardware & Devices: Epos Now, ROLI
SaaS: Fairsail, Interact

History of the programme


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