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Pitching Opportunity for North of England Tech Startups

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Pitching Opportunity for North of England Tech Startups
Our friends at Tech North are on the hunt to discover the most promising early-stage tech companies operating in the North of England
(Applications close on October 9th!)

The poetically named Northern Stars Pitch Competition is travelling the length and breadth of Northern England to find innovative and potentially disruptive startups to go head-to-head with their peers and win an impressive bundle of business prizes.

Applications are welcomed from early-stage tech and digital startups from across the technology sector working in everything from AI, VR and IoT, to drones, HealthTech, Edtech, Gaming, and more!

You can submit your application online here.  

Startups who are successful at this stage will be invited to deliver a 3-minute pitch at a regional pitch event, and 20 will make it through a grand finale taking place on November 17th where a panel of industry leading judges will decide on 10 winning startups.  

Tech North's Northern Stars

Tech North's Northern Stars

The 10 Winning Startups Will Get:

  • A Stand on the Tech North pavilion at TechCrunch Disrupt (London, Dec 5th & 6th)

  • 2 Tickets to TechCrunch Disrupt (including subsidised travel)

  • Entry into the Investor pitch event at Bloomberg, London (Jan 2017)

  • Fast-track to Wayra Finals

  • Pitch Training from Amplify

  • Travel and Accommodation Subsidised / Covered

  • Stand on Tech North pavilion at TNW Conference (Amsterdam, May 2017) and 2 tickets to the conference & subsidised travel

  • Entrance to the Northern Tech Awards Northern Stars category (March 2017)

  • Free legal audit by Ward Hadaway law firm

  • Recruitment support and advice by Evolution Recruitment

  • Access to subsidised Tech North delegations: such as SXSW

To be considered applicants need to meet the following criteria:

  • Be a digital tech startup based in the North of England

  • Have raised less than £2m investment

  • Have market validation with customers and demonstrable traction

  • Be prepared to develop and deliver a 3-minute pitch at a regional pitch event

The application deadline for Northern Stars is 9th October so you’ll need to get your skates on. 

Our Upcoming Startup Meetup in Manchester 

If you're an entrepreneur based in the Manchester area you should take a look at out upcoming startup meetup which will be taking place in the city on 4th October.  We will explore how startups and big business can innovate together, alongside representatives from RBS, Ordnance Survey, Sage, Tech North, and NESTA. There will also be beer pizza and plenty of time to socialise with your fellow attendees!  Book your free ticket here.


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Published on: 28th September 2016

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