Tech Innovators is now in its second year, and is a process whereby we take a look at the wider technology sector to determine which ones we think will become leaders in the near future.
From London to Bath, and from Cardiff to Oxford, each has made great strides in developing products, acquiring customers and securing valuable partnerships.
I’ve personally interviewed each of them and the passion with which they describe their business, and the problem it will ultimately solve, is incredible – almost enough to make me want to launch my own start-up!
Our main Tech Innovators 2014 feature provides a short introduction to each of the 23 companies contained, with information on the business itself and the founder that was interviewed. We’ve then created a more detailed individual page for every technology firm, including an ‘inside track’ interview, recent and upcoming milestones, technologies and products as well as which investors are involved.
There are also contact details included, so whether you’re an interested investor, possible partner or even potential customer, we urge you to get in contact to find out even more.
A selection from Tech Innovators 2014:
- Fanmode acts as digital voice for sports fans
- SOMA Analytics provides insight into staff health
- We Are Pop Up pairs businesses with short-term leases
- Mash Machine takes multimedia entertainment to the masses
- Ether Books vs the publishing world
This year we’ve also included a number of foreign entrepreneurs who have decided to call the UK home and set up shop there. From Rose Adkins who relocated from the Hollywood Hills to set up ScreenHits to Gianmarco Troia whose Qwince business began after being spun off from the University of Palermo in Italy, it’s clear to see that Britain is now an enviable business building environment that is attracting people from far and wide.
You will probably have heard this before, but technology is a true disruptor. It has provided business opportunities where they never before existed and allows companies to be scaled up at an alarmingly quick rate.
As a benchmark of the kind of start-up stock we’ve assembled, they have all either secured equity investment or bagged grant funding from the likes of the Technology Strategy Board or the Welsh Government.
There is also a decent chance that you’ll come across some of our Tech Innovators in your day-to-day life. Twizoo is a great way to find out where the best restaurants, cafes and bars are on the move and Q App is definitely the stand out service for ordering and buying a beverage at a football game.
I urge you all to go have an explore, we’ve set the feature up as a way to find new companies and discover what each is up to in their space.