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Startup Summit Competition: Silicon Valley Accelerate Programme

At SIS, we’re always excited to attend the Startup Summit. Every year, we meet more and more ambitious entrepreneurs who are putting purpose at the core of their new enterprises. For us, this is a great indicator that the next generation of entrepreneurs are approaching business with a ‘social by default’ attitude; where they carefully consider their roles in ensuring a thriving social and environmental future for society.

This year, Startup Summit is running a very exciting competition and have recently announced a humdinger of a prize.

Startup Summit 2019

Applications are still open for the annual Startup Summit Competition for UK-based tech entrepreneurs. Startups making it to the final will pitch on the main stage of Startup Summit 2019 on October 30th, going head to head for the top prize of a funded place on the Silicon Valley Accelerate programme + a massive business support package worth £200,000+!

Each year, FutureX accepts a cohort of rising tech leaders on their Silicon Valley Accelerate programme, where they are given the opportunity to connect with some of the global players in the tech industry and pitch to potential investors. In previous years, delegates have met with leaders from brands including Google, Facebook and TechDirt, and investors including DFJ Ventures, Y Combinator, Silicon Valley Bank and RocketSpace.

FutureX have also just confirmed that in addition to a place on the Silicon Valley Accelerate programme, the top prize includes: Initial business consultancy support from Johnston Carmichael, recruitment support from AAI Employability (worth £1,500), £100,000 from the STV Growth Fund for Marketing and $120,000 of IBM Cloud Credits.

Previous winners of the competition include Cameron Graham, CEO and founder of StoriiCare, Tarryn Gorre, CEO and founder of Kafoodle and Scott Weir, CEO of Pillow Property Partners.

Closing date: 30th August 2019

If you’d like to enter the competition, visit the Startup Summit website or apply today at

We look forward to seeing you all at the Startup Summit in October! Be sure to come and say hello to our team.