Tech Nation and we at Leicester Startups are looking for early-stage founders to compete in a national business competition. 

Applications to Tech Nation’s Rising Stars 5.0 is now open and we are proud to be one of 39 organisations across the UK helping to support the competition.

Rising Stars is designed to showcase and support the best startups the country has to offer at a local, regional and national level.

Successful applicants will benefit from significant profile raising throughout the competition, along with the opportunity to put their business in front of leading investors, influencers and corporates.

Applicants must meet a few simple criteria, including:

  • Seed to pre-Series A funding stage with a maximum of £1.5m fundraised
  • If revenue focused, generating annual revenues below £1.5m
  • A digital tech business with a product or service to sell (no agencies or consultancies please)
  • At least one active client or pilot
  • Able to demonstrate market traction
  • A company incorporated within the last 5 years
  • HQ’d and registered in the UK

If you’re interested, find out more here.