What do cyber safeguarding app SafeToNet, digital healthcare service Babylon Health, location app What3Words and prescription delivery business Echo have in common? They’re all alumni of our Best British Tech Startup (BBTS) competition.

The pace and scale of innovation and ingenuity we continue to see is remarkable. Now in our fifth year we continue our search to find the Best British Tech Startup 2019.

We are looking for tech startups that have innovative, proven technologies, robust business models, the ability to demonstrate traction in their activities, and the potential to scale.

Semi-finalists will compete at one of our four regional heats in Birmingham, London, Manchester and Oxford in front of our judging panel, VC’s, corporates and tech industry influencers.

Join us at one our regional heats to hear directly from emerging startups and on all that is new and trending in innovation and technology. The winner from each regional heat will be flown to Barcelona in February 2019 to pitch on stage at Mobile World Congress – the industry’s largest mobile gathering.

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Since the competition launched in 2013, we’ve had more than 1,000 applications. Here’s what some of our previous participants have to say about it.

“Winning KPMG’s BBMS award literally changed the face of SafeToNet over night. The award gave SafeToNet international credibility and recognition not least because of the brand association with KPMG but also because the final was held at the Mobile World Congress and in front of some of the biggest and most influential companies in the world.”

Richard Pursey, CEO of SafeToNet (2017 winner)

“Winning KPMG’s BBMS Competition contributed immensely towards positioning Echo as a strong business on a national level, it also gave us a useful platform to engage with key government organisations like The Department for International Trade and various NHS trusts.”

Stephen Bourke, Co-founder of Echo (2018 winner)

“BBMS 2018 was a great opportunity to showcase The Link App's innovation on a national and global stage. I would highly recommend taking part for startups looking to increase brand exposure and recognition.”

Lauren Riley, Founder & CEO of The Link App (2018 finalist)

“BBMS was a great program to be part of. It gave us a huge platform to reach potential customers, decision makers and influencers. The process forced us to be incredibly focussed and clear on our proposition and our story and we met some great like minded startups.”

Giles Rhys Jones, CMO at What3Words (2016 winner)

“The multi round UK format attracted a lot of talented SME’s. Raised their profile and gave them good KPMG and wider support. Reaching MWC 2018 was icing on the cake for those that took the chance to meet wider partners, investors and international buyers.”

Dr Mike Short, Former VP Telefonica Europe and since 2018 Chief Scientific Adviser, Department of International Trade