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Tech Nation Rising Stars - the UK’s premium pitch competition for early-stage tech

For the second year running, BDODrive is proud to sponsor Tech Nation Rising Stars, the newest and most exciting pitch competition for early-stage tech businesses.

The objective is to identify the country’s best tech start-ups and provide them with the support, mentoring and advice to unlock their future growth.

Companies shortlisted by Tech Nation Rising Stars will benefit from a business plan diagnostic, delivered by our BDODrive team. Alongside a comprehensive review of your business plan, our team will provide feedback and challenge to help you assess the areas of development and ensure you are investor ready.

Reviewing your business plan through an ‘investor lens’, we will look at a range of requirements from venture capitalists, and will identify potential gaps. Before the Grand Final, our local teams will visit you in person to play back development areas, enabling you to maximise your chance of securing investment.

The competition is open to any company that:

  • Is HQ’d in the UK
  • Has been established for 1-3 years
  • Is a digital, tech-enabled business
  • Is at seed to pre-Series A funding stage, or if bootstrapped has max annual revenues of up
  • to £1.5m
  • Has ambition to grow and scale
  • Can commit to Rising Stars competition dates outlined in the timetable.

Previous year’s Tech Nation Rising Stars include:

  • Tickr
  • Seed Legals
  • Developing Experts
  • And more.

To find out more about the competition, prizes, the timeline and how to enter, simply click the link below. Applications close at midnight on 3 November 2019.

Find out more about Tech Nation Rising Stars

About BDODrive

BDODrive delivers business services to support ambitious, entrepreneurial businesses. As part of BDO, you’ll have access to experts across our global business to enable your business’ growth and help make doing business easier.

Find out more at

Mark Sykes

+ 44 (0) 7791 397544
[email protected]



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