Posted on December 22, 2017 by staff

51 Tech 1sts: From 41-51


From the first computer to the first smartphone tech has been at the coal face of innovation for decades.

BusinessCloud joined forces with Havas PR to find the next generation of those that dare digitally – the pioneers and technological boundary pushers from across the UK.

We were inundated with nominations but in the end our judges settled on our 51 Tech 1sts.

The products could be game-changing or just a bit of fun but part of it had to have had an element of being first. Several of the companies that made the list also pitched at a special BusinessCloud event on November 28th with ORCHA taking home the prize of a ticket, or cash equivalent, to CES 2018 in Las Vegas.

Products had to be less than five years old and entrants had to provide evidence of the entry being a first to market.

This week we’re sharing the 51 game-changing pieces of tech from our Tech 1sts list. Today we share the final eleven on our list.

DriverNet, St Helens

Deliveries often take longer than they should thanks to things like incorrect information, unreliable GPS and blocked access. DriverNet brings logistics into the 21st century and reduces emissions by fast-tracking deliveries through pinpoint navigation and live customer alerts.

Hello Soda, Manchester

People get turned down for financial services all the time when relying on information from traditional routes like credit reference agencies. Hello Soda’s software thoroughly analyses all data to give more accurate scores, allowing for informed decisions in areas like credit risk.

Cyber Coach, Bolton

Learn two subjects in one with Emile Education’s online games. Aimed at children between six and nine years old the games teach maths at the same time as a language, meaning kids learn the language in context.

IntroStream, Manchester

Letting start-ups meet their perfect clients, IntroStream’s platform matches businesses to the innovative tech services they need. It also lets companies post a ‘challenge’, asking for ideas from the community on how technology can help them., Cambridge

For anyone who worries about putting their lives – or fortunes – in the hands of artificial intelligence comes the first principled AI decision-making platform. Using mathematical principles to guide it, PROWLER helps companies’ AI systems make smarter choices and has recently received £10m investment toward that goal.

SEaB Energy , Southampton

Make money from your waste products with SEaB Energy, which helps sites transform organic waste into electricity, heat, water and fertiliser with its easy-to-use, cost-effective FLEXIBUSTER™.

Cognitiv+, London

With Brexit on the horizon many businesses are wondering how legislative changes will affect their business. Cognitiv+, an artificial intelligence platform that’s demystifying legal documents, can help. It aims to allow businesses and law firms to gain better insights from their legal data minimising risks of mistakes or confusion.

Now Healthcare Group, Manchester

With the NHS overstretched, seeing a doctor can take weeks. Now Healthcare Group’s app is the first to offer video consultations with an NHS doctor and then deliver medicines to patients’ doors with its integrated pharmacy solution.

from beyond life, Manchester

from beyond life gives you a chance to say goodbye to the ones you love after you die. Its platform lets users upload and store pictures and videos that loved ones can log in to watch after they pass away.

Wonderful, Manchester

Many people don’t realise that when they raise money for charity a cut goes to the fundraising platform. Non-profit is the first event fundraising website to ensure that charities receive 100 per cent of donations, thanks to corporate sponsors.

GoInStore, London

Get the experience of shopping in-store from the comfort of your home when shopping with GoInStore’s live video streaming app. It matches customers browsing online to the best sales assistant on the shop floor. The sales assistant can then demonstrate a product and talk the customer through their purchase.