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London Tech Week's official startup platform

Connect your startup with industry and investment

Startup Elevate is Informa Tech's dedicated startup programme, aimed at connecting startups with industry and investment to empower the next disruptors in tech. London Tech Week's flagship startup event is located at the heart of TechXLR8 and London Tech Week's flagship and allows the startups to accelerate their business development and gain crucial exposure.


Startup Elevate is the meeting place of the most innovative and disruptive startups on the tech scene.

A unique startup event that focusses on supporting your startup and bringing you face to face with investment opportunities. Startup Elevate offers tech startups an unrivaled platform to network with thought leaders, accelerators, corporates, solution providers, other innovative startups and the investment communities across each industry featured at TechXLR8. The program launched in 2015 and is now active in 3 continents and boasts an array of features such as access to networking with investors and decision makers, gaining crucial exposure to your audience, benefiting from first-hand feedback from well-known tech experts, and much more!



Meet representatives from over 100 leading investment firms, potential partners and build new business relationships


Build exposure for your startup in front of passionate and senior level tech audience at the show


Reach an extended network through additional exposure via social and digital channels before, during and after the show

A winning formula of inspiration connections and showcasing opportunities

Showcase at the Startup Elevate

Positioned at the heart of the TechXLR8 show floor, Startup Elevate was the hub of our advanced tech events including Internet of Thing World Europe, 5G World, The AI Summit, Cloud & DevOps World, Blockchain for Business, AR & VR World, and Smart Mobility & Transportation, all of which attracted world-class audiences of industry decision makers.  

Startup Elevate buzzed with activity, hosting Pitch Competitions, the Investor Lounge, and the Startup sessions. Startups exhibited and demoed in this thriving environment on their own branded turnkey booth.

Pitch-Off for the ‘Innovation of Things Award’

All of the startups who joined the Startup Elevate programme were entered into our pitch-off competition.

Founders showcased their business in front of our panels, comprised of industry experts and investors, with the chance of winning our coveted ‘Innovation of Things Award’.

Actionable feedback was given during a Q&A session at the end of each pitch. Congratulations to our 2017 winner Tilkee!


Connect through the Concierged Meeting Service

Startups made more valuable and targeted contacts by taking advantage of our Concierged Meeting Service.

Our dedicated VIP team provided a meeting service between investors, enterprises and startups. All participating investors received a catalogue of our startups, enabling them to choose the most relevant and interesting opportunities for them. More discreet meetings were made possible as a result of this facilitated service, providing high quality interactions at the show.

Inspiration at the Startup Elevate

One of the key initiatives behind Startup Elevate was to deliver high quality, engaging content for startups focussing on entrepreneurship skills. 

The programme ran workshops hosted by experienced investors, startup accelerators and successful entrepreneurs. This part of the programme sought to deliver actionable advice on how to maximise a startup’s potential.

Strike a Deal at the Investor Lounge

The Investor Lounge was a VIP area reserved for our investor community and enterprise VIP’s to conduct more discreet meetings with startups and entrepreneurs. This space was where industry and entrepreneurs connected and built relationships.

Network with 15,000 Industry Players

Insight and inspiration was found with 15,000 industry and investors. With everyone from Google to Facebook attending, it was a fantastic event!







Global Events

Eric Winsborrow


Distrix Networks - 2017 IoT World Innovation of Things Award Winner!

We already had a number of potential partners view the demonstration of our technology and ask that we partner with them, and the exposure and validation we received from winning the Innovation of Things Award simply added to an already successful event.

News and Insights

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