The 10 winners of Tech Nation’s Rising Stars competition have been unveiled following the final in London.
Hundreds of start-ups applied for the chance to win a funding package worth more than £4,000, narrowed down to 20 finalists who pitched to judges at the Rich Mix arts centre auditorium in Shoreditch in front of 150 tech industry leaders.
Companies taking part in the competition have annual revenues up to £1.5m and at least one active client or pilot.
The winners, which are listed below, will now have access to one-to-one mentoring; introductions to potential partners and investors; a tailored public relations campaign; and tailored support from the programme sponsors including BDODrive, Microsoft, Bing and TLT LLP.
In addition, the winners will benefit from further pitch training, coaching and a host of networking opportunities.
“Some of tonight’s winners will doubtless go on to become technology brands in their own right and others will partner with and solve problems for larger companies,” said judge Warwick Hill, senior MD Europe, Microsoft for Startups.
“Whatever route they take, they will benefit greatly from access to industry expertise. I’d like to congratulate all those who took part and wish them well.”
The 10 winners
Developing Experts, Norwich – Empowering teachers and parents to teach science with confidence through a library of over 700 interactive, online science lessons
Metasonics, Bristol – Developing the next generation of customised, scalable acoustic metamaterials, changing the way we use and interact with sound
People Matter Technology, Ringwood – A wellness platform that offers a safe online space where you can measure and improve your mental wellness at work
PPC Protect Limited, Horwich – Award-winning, automated software that stops click fraud immediately and protects future campaigns
SeedLegals, London – Leveraging big data and human experts to solve the problem of expensive, time-consuming legals for startup funding rounds
Serelay Ltd, Harwell – Enabling mobile device users to capture verifiable photos and videos, and platforms receiving these to query them for authenticity of content, time and location
Tended, Lincoln – Offering intelligent personal safety wearables and monitoring systems that provide all-round safety solutions for individuals and businesses
Tickr Ltd, Liverpool – Investment products that allow customers to make money and have a positive impact at the same time, starting from just £5
Vet-AI Ltd, Leeds – Combining the expertise of qualified vets and groundbreaking new technologies to deliver mobile, on-demand veterinary care, direct to pet parents
Vitaccess, Oxford – A platform that produces real-time data on how diseases and treatments impact patients’ everyday lives, based on tailor-made apps installed on their smartphones