Best British Tech Startup 2019. Out of the ordinary. Out in front.
Northern pitching heat
The Northern heat will include semi-finalist applicants from the North and Scotland.
31 January 2019 at 5:30pmRegister your interest
KPMG’s search for the 2019 Best British Tech Startup continues. Join us at the Northern heat on 31 January where semi-finalists compete for their spot in the finals.
The pace and scale of innovation and ingenuity we continue to see is remarkable. And it's not just us, a reported total of £1.4 billion was invested by VCs into UK startups between July and September 2018 which is up on the £1.31 billion raised in the same quarter in 2017.
Our Best British Tech Startup competition champions startups that have innovative, proven technologies, robust business models, the ability to demonstrate traction in their activities, and the potential to scale.
Northern semi-finalists will compete at our pitching event in front of our judging panel, VC’s, corporates and tech industry influencers. One winner will be selected from this heat and flown to Barcelona in February 2019 to compete at the finals at Mobile World Congress – the industry’s largest mobile gathering.
Join us to hear directly from emerging startups and on all that is new and trending in innovation and technology.
Northern semi-finalists pitching:
The judging panel will comprise:
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.
Richard Pursey, CEO of SafeToNet (2017 winner)
Stephen Bourke, Co-founder of Echo (2018 winner)
Lauren Riley, Founder & CEO of The Link App (2018 finalist)
Giles Rhys Jones, CMO at What3Words (2016 winner)
Dr Mike Short, Former VP Telefonica Europe and since 2018 Chief Scientific Adviser, Department of International Trade
Since launching in 2013 this annual competition has been propelling forward the game changers, the disruptors and tech titans of tomorrow. BBTS finalists receive an incredible opportunity to profile their businesses to senior corporate decision makers, investors and the media. This includes presenting their business at Mobile World Congress (MWC) and Four Years from Now (4YFN) in Barcelona, February 2019 - the world’s largest annual mobile industry gathering. Out of the ordinary. Out in front.