By Tech East 3 minute read

The leading platform for tech insights, connections, collaboration and talent returns today.  Supporting ambitious founders and their teams with the access and knowledge they need to grow from seed stage to success story.

We are returning with a bold pledge to facilitate £10bn investment into the tech ecosystem and a commitment to ensuring half of Tech Nation’s UK startup network is based outside the capital.

Tech Nation has played a pivotal role in the UK tech ecosystem since it first launched.  30% of all UK tech unicorns ever created have participated in Tech Nation programmes, with impressive alumni including Skyscanner, Darktrace, Monzo, Revolut, Bloom & Wild and Farfetch.

The new Tech Nation relaunches today as THE champion of the UK’s startup scene – advocating for its needs, supporting international reach and fuelling the investment that will create the next generation of unicorns.

More exciting news 📣

Applications are open for Tech Nation’s industry-leading growth programmes

The 6 month long programmes are completely free to join and include all the growth support you could possibly wish for – from access to the most powerful and influential networks and communities, to mentorship and know-how from industry leaders and the most up to the minute data insights to help keep you on the pulse.  Explore here

Climate: Catalysing the Growth of Climate Tech
The programme for climate tech founders, empowering them with the connections & expertise they need to scale and drive down global innovations.  Learn more here

Libra: Diversity Drives Innovation

The programme for underrepresented tech founders, empowering them with the connections and expertise they need to scale and drive change in the tech ecosystem.  Learn more here

Future Fifty: The #1-Pre-IPO Network

A unique programme designed to support the most promising late stage startups tech ventures.  Designed for founders and their teams the new Future Fifty will focus on access, experience and wellbeing.  Learn more here


Partnership announcement📣

HSBC Innovation Banking joins forces with Tech Nation as Founding Partner 

HSBC Innovation Banking  join us as Founding Partner across our growth initiatives to further support us in our mission to fuel the growth of ambitious founders and scaling companies across the UK

“Each of our organisations have outstanding track records of empowering the UK’s innovation ecosystem to reach and exceed its potential and propelling the UK to become a global leader. Together, we will supercharge our shared mission to fuel growth by providing unparalleled support and opportunity for the innovation ecosystem, across all life stages and sectors.” Erin Platts, CEO, HSBC Innovation Banking


As if this isn’t enough.  Rumour has it there’s loads more to come from the team at Tech Nation HQ…

From Rising Stars, the ultimate pitch competition for innovative early stage startups, to the launch of the first-of-its-kind community for disabled founders and founders building technologies for the disabled community created in partnership with Motability Operations, to even more plans to enhance the support for international talent entering the UK as we continue our role as the endorsing partner for the Global Tech Talent Visa.