The winners of the TechNation’s regional Rising Stars competition have been announced.

They are the Leicester/shire based:

Inicio AI


Hospitality Digital Services


Direx, a company based in Northamptonshire were also successful.

Rising Stars is dubbed “the UK’s most exciting competition for early stage scaleups, designed to showcase and support the best the country has to offer at a local, regional and national level”.

The startups will now go on to compete to be one of the 20 national finalists, which will then be whittled down to 10 Rising Stars.