We're thrilled to announce the three leading tech for good entrepreneurs that have been selected for the Startup Summit Competition final! They'll be competing for a top prize worth over £220,000 in front of 1,000 attendees at this year's Startup Summit.
The overall winner of the Startup Summit Competition will receive a fully funded place on FutureX's Silicon Valley Accelerate 2020 programme and a business support package worth over £220,000. This package includes business support from Johnston Carmichael, The Herald, Dentsu Aegis Network, STV, IBM and AAI EmployAbility.
The Silicon Valley Accelerate programme takes a select group of rising UK tech leaders to Silicon Valley. There, they have the opportunity to connect with some of the global players in the tech industry and pitch to potential investors. Previous cohorts have met with executives from Airbnb, Facebook, SurveyMonkey, RocketSpace, Y Combinator, Waze, and Threshold.
"With just one spot available on the Silicon Valley Accelerate programme, the competition is always intense - and this year's applicants took it up a notch," said Zoi Kantounatou, semi-final judge and Co-founder of FutureX. The three tech for good finalists are vying for the chance to learn from global tech leaders in Silicon Valley and the extensive business growth and recognition that opportunity presents. I'm eager to see the finalists pitch live on the Startup Summit main stage and learn who'll be joining us in Silicon Valley.”
"The three tech for good finalists are vying for the chance to learn from global tech leaders in Silicon Valley and the extensive business growth and recognition that opportunity presents." - Zoi Kantounatou, Co-founder, FutureX
We won't keep you waiting any longer: your finalists for the Startup Summit Competition, 2019!
Good-Loop is a disruptive digital media platform which turns advertising money into funding for charitable causes - and delivering better ROI and capturing valuable permission-based data - in a market worth £150 billion.
Photocert's software establishes and certifies the validity of pictures and videos, delivering 3rd party trust between both businesses and their customers. Photocert returns the authenticity and trust in images so people can trust their validity.
Talking Medicines brings medicines to life for improved insight into how patients take their medications. It captures the voice of the patient and reinvents the way pharmaceutical companies buy consumer insight about the who, what and why people take medicines.
Congratulations to our three finalists! The competition final will be hosted on the main stage at Startup Summit 2019 on October 30th in front of a live audience.
All finalists receive:
The overall winner will be awarded:
- A fully funded place on the FutureX Silicon Valley Accelerate programme (worth £3,500 + flights + accommodation)
- Initial business consultancy support from Johnston Carmichael
- Recruitment support from AAI EmployAbility (worth £1,500)
- £100,000 from the STV Growth Fund for Marketing (only available to companies registered in Scotland)
- Editorial package from The Herald (worth £20,000)
- Advertising and market analysis package from Dentsu Aegis Network (worth £2,000)
- $120,000 of IBM Cloud Credits ($10,000 per month for one year)