Our Tech to Unite Us cohort of ventures brushed away the back to school blues this month as they wowed us with a veritable assortment of awards and nominations. Awards and recognition for our portfolio included:
> Beam, the world’s first crowdfunding network for homeless people, celebrated their 2nd birthday and won the Community Impact Award 2019 at the Tech 4 Good Awards in August and were selected as one of the UK’s TOP 100 Companies to work at by Escape the City.
> ev.energy picked up ‘World’s Best Energy Startup 2019’ award from Free Electrons 2019 for their software that optimises electric vehicle charging, making it greener, cheaper and simpler for customers.
> Founder and CEO of Shock Innovations, Amanda Pickford scooped the award for Women’s Enterprise Scotland Awards for ThermaFY –software that makes it easy to see, measure and report on thermal imaging.
> Isabel Van De Keere, founder and CEO of Immersive Rehab has been nominated as a finalist in the “Inventor of the year” category of the Tech Alliance Awards, that celebrate diversity and inclusion within UK’s tech sector.
> Vodafone Techstarter, Walk With Path was awarded the top prize of €1 million for improved mobility of older people by the EU research and innovation programme under Horizon2020. The innovative solution of Path Finder improves the lives of older people with reduced mobility, specifically those living with Parkinson’s disease.
>Vertical farmers, Lett Us Grow, from our Vodafone Techstarter cohort, was also named as one of the TOP 100 most progressive places to work in the UK by Escape the City, and co-founder, Charlie Guy was named the winner of Shell LiveWIRE Young Entrepreneur of the Year.
Congratulations to all!