19 start-up companies from Bristol’s world-leading tech scene have been announced as exhibitors for this year’s SETsquared Bristol Tech-Xpo. The annual event will take place on 18th June 2019 at Paintworks, Bristol. The invite-only showcase is an opportunity for exhibitors to meet potential clients, investors, partners, and influential business leaders, and to showcase their innovative and disruptive technology.
Tech-Xpo 2018 saw Charlie Guy, CEO of sustainable food-tech business, LettUs Grow, win ‘Best Elevator Pitch’ as voted by the audience. Since their win, LettUs Grow has received £1m in funding and been named the UK’s best Tech for Good start-up in the UK. The roll call of companies exhibiting at Tech-Xpo 2019 includes Actuation Lab, agileBase, AutonoMe, , Bristol Pound, Cerberus Security Laboratories, Cotham Technologies, Data Cubed, ELEM Biotech, Fluence, Interactive Scientific, IoTechnics, iXport, LuJam Security, Maths with Parents, OKKO Health, Optifit, SigmaPolaris, TableTiger, and Vitamica.
SETsquared Bristol Centre Director, Monika Radclyffe, said “Tech-Xpo is one of the highlights of our event calendar year after year, and we’re pleased to be working with lead sponsors VWV again, this time bringing 20 exhibitors to a new part of the Enterprise Zone at Bristol’s Paintworks.
The event is a great opportunity for exhibitors and pitching business alike, where they have a great opportunity to meet with potential clients and investors. Winners of the Best Elevator Pitch competition have gone on to achieve great success, so we’re looking forward to announcing this year’s pitching line up in the coming weeks.”
Local lawyers, VWV have sponsored the Tech-Xpo event for a number of successive years, in recognition of the importance of the tech sector particularly in the South West. VWV also runs a Lawyer-in-Residence service at SETsquared Bristol, to support companies seeking legal advice. EY, and Corrigan Accountants are also sponsoring the event.
Becky Sage, Founder of Interactive Scientific, who won the ‘Best Elevator Pitch’ accolade in 2016, said “Tech-Xpo is a highlight on the event calendar for Bristol’s tech community. It’s a brilliant way for us to network with potential clients and investors, as well as our peers. Winning ‘Best Elevator Pitch’ in 2016 was a great achievement for us, and we keep returning to Tech-Xpo year after year for the outstanding business opportunities that it brings us.”
Becky, who was named one of the top 15 Women in Innovation in the UK. will be exhibiting her interactive VR learning tool at Tech-Xpo for the third time in 2019.
Many companies pitching at Tech-Xpo in previous years have gone on to celebrate large successes, including Lisa Matthews, Co-Founder of HellyHolly, who was named one of The Telegraph’s Top 50 Women in Engineering last year. Those pitching for business at this year’s event will be announced in the coming weeks. You can watch the video of last year’s Tech-Xpo here.