• Startup Summit



    Applications for the 2019 Startup Summit Competition are now open!

    What is the Startup Summit Competition?

    Each year, FutureX accepts a cohort of rising tech leaders on their Silicon Valley Accelerate programme, where they are given the opportunity to connect with some of the global players in the tech industry and pitch to potential investors. Previous cohorts have met with execs from Airbnb, Facebook, Survey Monkey, RocketSpace, Y Combinator, Waze, and Threshold.


    The Startup Summit Competition offers startups the opportunity to win a funded place on the programme in April 2020, plus a business support package worth over £200k. The final of the Competition takes place at Startup Summit in Edinburgh on 30th October, where three finalists will pitch on the main stage to our expert judging panel for a chance to win the top prize!

    Startup Summit Competition

    Key Dates

    • Applications close: 30th August 2019
    • Semi final: week of the 23rd September 2019 (Edinburgh)
    • Final: at Startup Summit  on 30th October 2019 (Edinburgh)

    How to apply:


    Create a 6 slide presentation (not including title or contact pages), consisting of six sections that tells us about your business and how you would benefit from a place on our Silicon Valley Accelerate programme. Download the instruction sheet for more information.

    Step 2.

    Fill out the application form. Approx 2 mins

  • What you could win!

    One fully funded place on the FutureX Silicon Valley Accelerate programme (worth £4K+, including flights and accommodation) and a business support package worth over £200K!

    Top Prize Worth Over £200,000
  • Johnston Carmichael - Chartered Accountants & Business Advisers

    Initial business consultancy support

    from Johnston Carmichael

    Winner, finalists & semi-finalists

    AAI EmployAbility

    Recruitment Support from AAI EmployAbility (worth £1,500)

    Winner & finalists


    £100,000 from the STV Growth Fund for marketing on STV



    $120,000 of IBM Cloud Credits ($10,000 per month for one year.)


  • Who can apply?

    Any question? Check out our FAQ or just send an email to anais@futurexinnovation.com

    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.

    Is your business scalable?

    We're looking for businesses that are early stage but scalable. If you're at the idea stage, this isn't quite for you as we want to see proof of market but we'd love to hear from you in a few months!

    Are you purpose driven?

    We want to hear from you if you have an exciting idea to make the world a better place and have evidence that the technology developed is having a positive impact on the people, communities or industries around you.

  • Previous winners

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

    Cameron Graham

    Scott Weir, 2018 Winner

    Scott Weir


    Pillow Property Partners

    Tarryn Gorre, 2017 Winner

    Tarryn Gorre



    Cameron Graham, 2016 Winner

    Cameron Graham


    Storii Care

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