Amiqus Resolution, the Edinburgh-based company which enables regulated professionals to securely collect client on-boarding information and documentation is the winner of the 2018 Disrupt the Enterprise competition.
Created by Deloitte, Disrupt the Enterprise is an annual pitching competition which invites Scotland’s most disruptive and innovative technology start-ups to showcase their ideas in front of a panel of industry leaders.
Six short-listed finalists were invited to Deloitte’s Greenhouse in Edinburgh to present their ideas to a panel of expert judges:
- Roz Cuschieri, board member of Emily’s Crisps and Social Bite Ltd
- Polly Purvis OBE, chief executive of Scotland IS and board chair at CodeClan
- Stacey Winters, partner at Deloitte
- Rich Hurley, partner at Deloitte
Each company had eight minutes to pitch their business to the judges, followed by a two minute Q&A.
The companies taking part were:
- Amiqus Resolution – Anti-money laundering and compliance checks for regulated professions
- Float – Intuitive, visual cash flow forecasting
- My Digital Health Way – Online self-management diabetes platform
- Kindaba – Private online family-sharing network
- RAB Microfluidics – Predictive maintenance solution for heavy industrial machinery
- Topolytics – Data and analytics focused on commercial and industrial waste
At the end of the night, Amiqus claimed the top prize, winning a range of support from Deloitte, which includes secondment of a consulting analyst into the start-up for six months.
The most disruptive prize of the night was awarded to Topolytics, focusing on the company’s innovative approach to industrial and commercial waste, which uses a meta-map of waste generation, movement and recycling.
Callum Murray, founder and CEO of Amiqus told DIGIT:
“We’re delighted to be recognised by Deloitte and win Disrupt the Enterprise 18. Their support and seconded resource within our team over the coming six months arrives at the perfect time as we continue to grow across sectors in the UK and make steps towards the US market.”
Rich Hurley, partner at Deloitte and judge at Disrupt the Enterprise 18 said:
“The pace at which technology is changing and the extent this is impacting upon the business landscape is staggering. What we have seen today is some of Scotland’s most disruptive start-ups demonstrating how they intend to seize these opportunities and solve problems that may not even exist yet, but are inevitable.
“We look for pitches that tell the story of the business; who they are, where their idea came from, and crucially, how they see the business growing in the days to come. We need to understand why the business really is innovative, why it is a step ahead and what sets it apart from all the others enterprises competing in that space.
“We’d like to thank all the businesses and innovators that took part in the competition and we hope that each of them has been able to take something positive from the experience.”