Our 4th annual Best British Mobile Startup competition provides an unrivalled opportunity for British tech businesses to raise their profile. Winners gain access to investment opportunities, corporate connections and the opportunity to present their startup at Mobile World Congress (MWC), in Barcelona, to 100,000 attendees. Previous winners have included Babylon Health, which now powers NHS’s digital healthcare assistant ‘GP at hand’, and the digital banking alternative Revolut, which after the competition went on to raise €66m in venture funding - the largest Series B round ever in the UK.

This year we received over 120 applications from a wide variety of sectors, visited 4 UK cities and heard 35 pitches. The quality of participating companies was outstanding. In London contenders had raised on average of £6.9m, demonstrating that these businesses deserve to be taken seriously. Applicants were scored according to their traction, innovation and disruption, market potential and the quality of their pitch.

This year’s five finalists will pitch in front of industry experts at the MWC conference in February and will be revealed at the Department of International Trades (DIT)’s stand.

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Previous blogs

1) What to expect from Mobile World Congress 2018 - Perhaps the biggest date in the mobile tech calendar is just around the corner; so what should you expect from MWC18?

2) What is it like to attend Mobile World Congress as a Best British Mobile Startup finalist? - Five startups will attend MWC18 as finalists of KPMG’s BBMS. However, they might not know what to expect from this fierce competition to become Britain’s best mobile startup.

3) What we expect to see at 4YFN ’18 - One of the most popular sections of Mobile World Congress, what does 4YFN ’18 have in store?

4) Highlights from MWC and 4YFN 2018 - It’s important for startups to stay up to date with the latest mobile trends, so here are the highlights from MWC and 4YFN 2018!

Meet the 2018 finalists

  1. Circleloop  Designed for the modern-day worker, CircleLoop ensures cost saving by taking away the need for expensive desk phones, line rentals and long-term contracts. Find out more: www.circleloop.com.
  2. Landmrk – There’s a time and a place for content. Landmrk is a geo-location content discovery platform, the ‘Pokemon GO for brands’. Find out more: landmrk.it.
  3. Echo Echo is an app that makes prescription painless enabling patients to order NHS repeat prescriptions and have medication delivered for free. Find out more: www.echo.co.uk.
  4. Smartpipe Smartpipe has developed technology which enables improved targeted advertising on smartphones while maintaining the security and privacy of subscriber data. Find out more: www.smartpipesolutions.com.
  5. Linkapp – The Link App has been specifically designed to help law firms improve client communication while gaining a competitive advantage. Find out more: thelinkapp.co.uk.

Meet the 2017 finalists


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