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Applications Open for the 2020 Startup Summit Competition

Ross Kelly


Startup Summit Competition

If you’re an aspiring tech entrepreneur, the Startup Summit Competition offers a great chance to connect with some of the top figures in the global tech sector.

Applications for the latest Startup Summit Competition are now open.

Led by FutureX, the team behind Impact Summit and the Future Business Forum, Startup Summit 2020 will be held on the 28th and 29th October via an online platform.

The Startup Summit Competition offers tech for good startups a chance to win a fully-funded place on the 2021 Silicon Valley Scale programme, as well as a business support package worth more than £50k.

The overall winner of the Startup Summit Competition can expect prizes including:

Finalists of the competition will also receive:

  • Business consultancy support from Johnston Carmichael
  • 50% discount on Inclusive Recruitment package from AAI Employability, and
  • One year membership to FutureX Plus

More prizes are set to be announced ahead of Startup Summit.

Silicon Valley Scale

Each year, FutureX accepts a cohort of rising tech leaders on its Silicon Valley Scale programme. The programme connects participants with some of the global tech industry’s top figures and offers a chance to pitch to potential investors.

Previous cohorts have met with executives from global tech companies including Facebook, Airbnb and Y Combinator.

Programme alumni include some of Britain’s leading technology entrepreneurs who, collectively, have raised more than £50 million in funding. These include Andrew Parfery, founder of Edinburgh-based Care Sourcer, Chris McCann, founder of Current Health, Tarryn Gore, founder, Kafoodle and Scott Weir, founder of Pillow Property Partners.

For UK-based entrepreneurs and early-stage tech startups, the programme is a valuable opportunity to connect with some of the best the global tech industry has to offer.

Learn more about previous participants

How to get involved

To get involved with the Startup Summit Competition, applicants are asked to complete a simple application form then create a six-slide presentation deck that outlines their business and how they will benefit from a place on the programme.

Apply for the competition here:

Applications close on the 30th August, so prospective applicants are urged to register.

Ross Kelly

Staff Writer

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