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Applications for the Startup Summit Competition are now open!

Win a free place on the FutureX Silicon Valley Accelerate programme

If you're an entrepreneur based in the UK, have an early stage tech for good startup and you are solving a problem in a new or unique way, have we got an opportunity for you!

The Startup Summit Competition offers one brilliant entrepreneur the chance to win a free place on the FutureX Silicon Valley Accelerate programme (worth £4k plus flights and accommodation!)

Interested? Sure you are!

The Silicon Valley Accelerate programme gives UK business leaders access to some of the most influential companies and investors in the world.

What is the Startup Summit Competition?

The Startup Summit Competition is aimed at UK-based tech startups looking for support to supercharge their business.

Each year, FutureX brings together a select cohort of rising tech leaders on theirSilicon Valley Accelerate programme. Here, they connect with global leaders in the tech industry and pitch to potential investors. Previous cohorts have met with senior execs from Facebook, Google, Waze, Y-Combinator, Rocketspace, Uncork Capital and DFJ Ventures.

2016 winner - Cameron Graham, Storii Care

Cameron Graham
Storii Care

"If you are thinking of doing business or raising investment in California, the FutureX Silicon Valley programme is the one to be on. You won't be disappointed. It resulted in me pitching to Sequoia, arguably the most successful VC in the world."

2017 winner, Tarryn Gorre, Kafoodle

Tarryn Gorre
Kafoodle
 
"The FutureX Silicon Valley programme was truly a once in a lifetime opportunity for both the company and me, we wanted to validate as US interest for our product as the main goal, however, I came back with so much more."

Tell me about the prizes!

We're passionate about giving incredible people the boost they need. As well as a free place on the Silicon Valley Accelerate programme, we'll also be offering an incredible prize package, rammed full of support for your tech startup - more info coming soon!

All finalists will pitch their businesses at Startup Summit in October 2019 and the winner will be announced on stage the same day.

Previous companies visited:

Previous companies visited: Google, airbnb, eBay, waze, Facebook, RocketSpace, Pivotal, YCombinator, IBM, 500 Startups, Nasdaq, DFJ

Should I apply?

If you are an entrepreneur based in the UK, have an early stage tech for good startup and you are solving a problem in a new or unique way, we want to hear from you!

Apply now!

How can I get started?

It’s easy! All you need to do is fill out the Startup Summit Competition application form below and send in a 6-slide presentation on your startup. Please check out the guidelines below before you enter, we'd hate for you to make a mistake!

Key Dates

  • Competition close date: 30th of August
  • Semi final: week of the 23rd of September, Edinburgh
  • Final: 30th October, Startup Summit, Edinburgh
  • Silicon Valley Accelerate Programme: April 2020

Got any burning questions?

If you have any questions about the Startup Summit Competition, the Silicon Valley Accelerate programme or any other FutureX events and programmes, please drop us an email at anais@futurexinnovation.com.

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