Tech City UK Blog

We’ve got some big news.

With digital business leaders right across the UK making their voice heard for Tech Nation 2016, we’ve now reached the halfway point. The level of engagement – from every corner of the country – has taken us aback. We’re not only building on 2015, we’re smashing targets. Thank you!

In recognition of the community’s incredible engagement, we thought we thought it was time to up the ante and further reward all those business leaders that are helping us to chart the development of the UK digital economy.

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Alongside our friends at UKTI, we’ve secured 10 tickets for Tech Nation survey completers to attend South By Southwest (SxSW) this March as part of the Tech Ambassador Programme. You have full access to the most exciting interactive movie, tech and music event on the planet.


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Your experience in the awesome city of Austin will be tailored just for you and your company, with the chance to meet US digital business leaders and high-profile US investors, as well as a whole host of other influencers from the ecosystem stateside.

What do you need to do to be in with a chance of being 1 of the 10 companies we select?

After completing the Tech Nation 2016 survey you will be asked to submit a 1-minute pitch video, which we will use to guide us in selecting the 10 companies who will receive tickets to the acclaimed Texas festival.

Get creative, think outside the box and most of all, inspire us! We will also be looking for case studies to feature in the report and our other domestic and international marketing material so it’s a no brainer.

What’s next?

Well you got to be in it to win it, right? So the time is now to make your voice heard. We’re halfway there and we want to make sure we have as wide a geographic spread of respondents as possible so that we can shout from the rafters about the strength and depth of the UK digital ecosystem. See below for a snapshot for the heaviest hitting clusters.


We can’t rest on our laurels. Share the survey, encourage your network to make their voice heard and feel part of this journey.

Be part of Tech Nation 2016.

As always, a big love to our partners Nesta and Growth Intelligence.