Announcing the winners of Northern Stars 2017

16 Nov, 2017

Four months of intense competition came to a head at the Tech North Northern Stars grand final today.

20 finalists pitched at the event hosted by our very own Martin Bryant. Four judges (Suzanne Ashman of LocalGlobe, James Foster of ADV, Sarah Turner of Angel Academe and prolific investor Keith Wallington) selected the 10 winners of this year’s competition.

…But you’re here to find out who won! So, here are this year’s Northern Stars in alphabetical order… Keep an eye out for more coverage of them and their adventures over the coming months.

The winners:

BigChange – The paperless way to plan, manage, schedule and track any mobile workforce. [Leeds]

Membr – Connecting the fitness industry with its members, helping inspire, educate and motivate them to a healthier lifestyle. [Manchester]

Nivo – The fastest, safest, and most cost effective way for service providers to talk to customers. [Cheshire]

Relative Insight – Helping brands choose the best language to use with their target audience. [Lancaster]

Ruler Analytics – Closing the loop between leads and revenue. The platform matches real customer form-fills, live chat and phone calls, against the marketing campaign and keyword from which they were generated. [Liverpool]

Sport:80 – A cloud-based platform designed to enable sports organisations to simplify the way they work and deliver online services to members. [Sheffield]

Synap – An intelligent platform that uses machine learning to help students and professionals to learn more in less time. [Leeds]

Technically Compatible – Helping tech recruiters make better hires and CTOs build better teams, by giving them a 360-degree view of potential IT hires via an innovative skills assessment platform. [Sunderland]

Tutorful – Helping students and parents find the best local tutors for private, one-to-one tuition. [Sheffield]

VYPR – Enabling fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) businesses to turn product innovation into a science, ensuring successful outcomes of the product development process, every time. [Manchester]


Thank you to everyone who entered this year’s competition, and to our sponsors: Accelerate Places, Amazon Web Services, Barclays and EY.

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