We are Tech North

Showcasing and connecting the best northern tech startups

Northern Stars is a pitch competition that identifies and showcases the best tech startups in the North of England. This is achieved through an online application process, supported by a series of Regional Pitch events, culminating in a Grand Final where 10 winning companies are chosen by a high-profile panel of judges.

This year’s event was bigger than ever and we can now officially unveil our 10 Northern Stars…


Introducing the winners of Northern Stars 2016

“Airtime “Ash.tv” “Dream “DueCourse” “LivingLens” “ProxiSmart” “Radio.co” “Swapbots” “Personalyze” “Valuechain”

Our runners up...

“JooVuu” “Kuorum” “Lumici “Neatly.io” “Ruler “Smart “Solutionpath” “Synap” “Textocracy” “Tutora”

Check out the brochure from this year's event


Tech Crunch Disrupt

Stand on the Tech North pavilion
at TechCrunch Disrupt

(London, Dec 5th & 6th) and 2 tickets to the conference
& subsidised travel


Bloomberg investor pitch event

Investor pitch event at Bloomberg
London (Jan 2017)



Fast-track to Wayra Finals
Acceleration and pre-acceleration opportunities available


Pitch Training

Pitch training from Amplify
Provided before the Grand Final


Travel and accommodation

Travel & Accommodation

TNW Conference

Stand on Tech North pavilion
at TNW Conference

(Amsterdam, May 2017) and 2 tickets to the conference
& subsidised travel



Entrance to the Northern Tech Awards
Northern Stars category (March 2017)


Legal Audit

Free legal audit
Provided by Ward Hadaway law firm


Evolution Recruitment

Recruitment support and advice
provided by Evolution Recruitment


Tech North at SXSW

Access to subsidised Tech North delegations:
such as SXSW



Introducing the Northern Stars 2016 Grand Final judges...

“Karen “Harry “Simon

Meet the Northern Stars 2016 Selection Panel

Warwick Hill - Microsoft Chris Adlesbach - Techstars Tracy Dorée - Kindred Capital Anthony Catt - Oxygen Startups Diane Perlman - Masschallenge Francisco Gutierrez - Startupbootcamp Katy Turner - Multiple Matt Clifford - Entrepreneur First Rose Lewis - Collider Tom-Wilson - Seedcamp




Evolution Recruitment



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