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The Marketplace for Business Ready Startups during London Tech Week

Elevating Founders, powered by the Founders Forum is the flagship startup event during London Tech Week, enabling high potential Seed and Series A tech startups exclusive access to curated investors and the enterprise marketplace at TechXLR8, where tech is transforming business.

Elevating Founders in Numbers

Elevating Founders is open to startups and scaleups by application only and judged by the London Tech Week leadership team, successful startups and scaleups will be rewarded with exhibition space at Elevating Founders, unlocking the ability to pitch their product or service in front judges including London Tech Week ambassadors, leading corporate and private investors/vc and leading enterprises who are at the forefront of digital transformation.

of the UK's Highest Potential Startups and Scaleups on Show
Investor and Startup Meetings in Investor Green Room
Attendees Across TechXLR8
Pitch Off's
For both Startups and Scaleups
International Pavilion Zone
Elevating Founders, Powered by the Founders Forum is the headline startup event of London Tech Week

Who's eligible to apply for Elevating Founders?

Startup Criteria
  • Seed level of funding under £5 million
  • 1-10 employees
  • Under 3 years in business
Scaleup Criteria
  • Series A+ level of funding under £5 million
  • 10+ employees
  • 20% YOY revenue growth over 3 years

Elevating Founders Focus Areas

  • AgTech
  • ClimateTech/Sustainability
  • EdTech/Future of Work
  • FinTech
  • HealthTech
  • Industrial/Manufacturing
  • RetailTech/Customer Experience
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Smart Cities
  • Smart Energy
  • Smart Mobility
  • SpaceTech
  • Telecoms
  • 5G
  • AI
  • AR/VR
  • Blockchain
  • Cloud Computing
  • Edge Computing
  • IoT
  • Quantum Computing
  • Wireless