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September 2021
ExCel Exhibition Centre,
London

Elevating Founders

The Marketplace for Business Ready Startups during London Tech Week

Powered by Founders Forum

As the flagship startup event of London Tech Week, Elevating Founders enables 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

100
of the UK's Highest Potential Startups and Scaleups on Show
1-2-1
Investor and Startup Meetings in Investor Green Room
17,000+
Attendees Across TechXLR8
Pitch Off's
By both Startups and Scaleups
Pavilions
International Pavilion Zone
#LTW
Elevating Founders, Powered by the Founders Forum is the headline startup event of London Tech Week

Who's eligible to apply for Elevating Founders?

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 virtual exhibition space at Elevating Founders.

The Elevating Founders Pitch Off competition is now full. Startups and scaleups are still encourage to apply to exhibit at Elevating Founders but if successful, will not receive a slot in the pitch off.


Startup Criteria
Startup Criteria
  • Seed level of funding under £5 million
  • 1-10 employees
  • Under 3 years in business
Scaleup Criteria
Scaleup Criteria
  • Series A level of funding under £15 million
  • 10+ employees
  • 20% YOY revenue growth over 3 years

Elevating Founders Focus Areas


Industries
Industries
  • 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
Technologies
Technologies
  • 5G
  • AI
  • AR/VR
  • Blockchain
  • Cloud Computing
  • Edge Computing
  • IoT
  • Quantum Computing
  • Wireless

KEY REASONS TO GET INVOLVED WITH ELEVATING FOUNDERS


STARTUPS/SCALEUPS
STARTUPS/SCALEUPS
  • Virtual exhibition space at Elevating Founders in the heart of TechXLR8
  • Meet investors, VCs and CVCs and secure funding at the event
  • Compete in our Pitch-Off, judged by London Tech Week ambassadors and leading investors
  • Meetings with the investors you've always wanted to meet
  • Get the media and press coverage you've been looking for
INVESTORS
INVESTORS
  • Access to the UK's top Startups/Scaleups as chosen by London Tech Week and Founders Forum
  • Save time with the complete Elevating Founders investor guide, curated by Founders Forum
  • 1-2-1 meetings with the startups/scaleups of your choice facilitated by AI matchmaking
  • Be part of TechXLR8 Virtual
FREE VISITORS
FREE VISITORS
  • Witness the future of technology unfold at the Elevating Founders Pitch-Off
  • Experience the entire ecosystem of TechXLR8
  • Fantastic virtual networking opportunities

Lead Sponsor

Feature Partner

Exhibitors

Vertical Partner

Media Partners

Industry Partners