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Elevating Founders

Empowering the world’s most ambitious founders

Elevating Founders is a free programme for promising business-ready start-ups and scale-ups to pitch to investors, exhibit to buyers and network at the world's largest Tech festivals.

10th - 14th June 2023 | Olympia, London


Elevating Founders is on a mission to empower future & early-stage founders focused on solving the world's biggest challenges. Through our global programme, we enable high-potential start-ups and scale-ups with exclusive access to investors and VCs across the world's leading tech festivals.

Start-up Criteria

  • Seed funding under £5 million (or local equivalent)
  • 1 - 10 employees
  • Under 3 years in business
  • Based in Festival's host region (ie. Europe based start-ups for London Tech Week)

Scale-up Criteria

  • Series A funding under £15 million (or local equivalent)
  • 10+ employees
  • 20% YOY revenue growth over 3 years
  • Based in Festival's host region (ie. Europe based startups for London Tech Week)

Elevating Founders Europe 2023 Winner

Olivia Simpson, Founder, SymbioTex

Elevating Founders Semi-Final 2023 Highlights

Ahead of London Tech Week 2023, this event showcased the shortlisted start-ups for the Elevating Founders Europe Semi Final - the pitch event to decide who will make it through to the Elevating Founders Final at London Tech Week.