The shortlist of nominees for pro-manchester’s Trailblazing Tech Award has been revealed.

This year saw a record number of entries celebrating the outstanding appetite of startups pushing the boundaries of technology with new products and businesses. 

The founders behind these ground-breaking solutions will now present to a panel of judges – including BusinessCloud and TechBlast editor Jonathan Symcox – to showcase their incredible tech.

The top three startups will then go through to a live demonstration on stage at the Trailblazing Tech Conference on Friday 23rd June 2023 at The Lowry Hotel, with an audience vote to decide the winner.

TT23 shortlist

The shortlisted businesses are:

NanoGraft – graphene-based microprocessor graft that interfaces with neurons inside an amputee’s leg

Gig Pig – platform that helps venues manage process of booking live musicians and DJs

leafYard – a web application that motivates people to take control of their own mental health

Boodil – a safe and secure way to pay which rewards customers every time they spend

Pet Trust UK – connecting responsible dog breeders with happy homes

Snippit Mirrors – behind bespoke smart mirrors for barbershops

Walk the Plankoutdoor arts charity which creates powerful events with mass appeal

EcoBelt – new company formed to disrupt the conveyor belt industry and stop harmful PVC going to landfill

Cubode – a no-code platform helping data analysts to design and build

Inevitable – collaborative AI technology startup

“The Trailblazing Tech Award is an incredibly exciting part of the pro-manchester programme and we are thrilled to have received so many fantastic and truly credible entries,” said pro-manchester COO Nicola McCormick.

“The award has proved to be a huge accolade for Manchester’s tech talent with previous winners such as Wondrwall, Inovus and Candl who have gone on to achieve huge success.” 

Inovus Medical – The future of surgical training

Trailblazing Tech 2023 will host a rich line-up of expert keynote speakers, panel sessions and live tech demonstrations. Topics include cybersecurity, FinTech, voice recognition and digital transformation for every size of business.

The conference will also see BusinessCloud unveil its inaugural Manchester Startups 2.0 list on a special panel hosted by award-winning journalist Chris Maguire.

The search for Manchester’s under-the-radar technology startups was launched two weeks ago and will recognise fledgling companies which are bootstrapped, pre-seed or angel-backed. Founders can nominate their business for Manchester Startups 2.0 using the form at the link below.

Launching Manchester Startups 2.0 – nominate now!