Alison Ettridge Feb 28 4 min read

Stratigens Announced as Tech Nation Rising Star Finalist

Stratigens has been announced as one of Tech Nation’s Rising Star Award finalists for 2023. The 20 finalists for the national award represent the brightest of UK tech with the most potential to scale in the year to come. All finalists were selected by expert judges from across the UK tech ecosystem and the national winners will be announced on the 29th March.

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The Rising Star Awards are a source of support and a mark of recognition in the start-up world. While 80% of startups fail within their first 2-5 years, over 95% of startups on Tech Nation’s growth programmes have gone on to scale, including companies from Rising Stars. This year, ambitious growth plans are evident among the finalists which Tech Nation will support – 82% plan to expand internationally in the next 12 months and 97% are currently raising investment.

Stratigens were one of the regional winners for Wales and then having qualified through the national semi-finals, are now in the national final alongside 19 other high-potential start-ups. Key trends amongst the 2023 cohort show that one in three shortlisted companies is using AI technology in their product and service development. Additionally, 45% of the shortlisted companies include at least one female founder and almost 20% include a founder from an ethnic minority.

Alison Ettridge, CEO and founder of Stratigens said: “This represents the brilliant work put in by the Stratigens team, huge thanks to everyone involved in getting us this far. We are proud to be finalists in the company of all the innovators on the national shortlist who are achieving great things in new and emerging marketplaces”.

Matt Exley, Rising Stars Lead at Tech Nation, said: “Over the past five years Tech Nation Rising Stars has searched for, supported and celebrated the UK’s best early-stage tech companies. Our expert judges from across the tech economy have selected the 20 from nearly 400 applicants and assessed them on their potential to scale. These companies now receive support on preparing for corporate ventures, improving sales and marketing, engaging with investors and improving their pitch.”

The national final will be held on 29th March where 10 winners will be announced.


Notes to Editors

Read more about the finalists here

See the judging panel for the Rising Star awards here:

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