Call for Liverpool City Region scale-ups to join list of most innovative tech climbers

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** Application deadline: Friday 4th July **

Liverpool City Region support programme Activate, in association with Business Cloud and Praetura Ventures, is giving scale-ups in Liverpool City Region the opportunity to put their business on the map with the launch of its LCR Tech Climbers 2019 list.

SMEs can put themselves forward or be nominated for the list which will recognise those businesses achieving high growth as the result of an innovative and creative use of technology.

To be considered to feature on the list, businesses must fill out a short entry questionnaire and ensure they can demonstrate significant operations in Liverpool City Region. In addition, they must meet at least one of the following pre-qualifying requirements:

  • Development of Intellectual property (IP) or proprietary technology;
  • Provision of a unique tech solution to a problem;
  • Disruption of their sector.

The deadline for entries is 26th June 2019. All submitted entries will be put to an expert panel including representatives from LCR Activate, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership, Business Cloud Magazine and Praetura Ventures.

Commenting on the launch of the list, Jonathon Clark, Business and Technology Manager at LCR Activate, said:

“LCR Tech Climbers 2019 presents an opportunity to shine a light on those early-stage businesses that are using technology to drive creativity and growth within their own organisation and in the economy at large. Not only that, it will allow us to put Liverpool City Region on the map and demonstrate to both national and international audiences that it is a hotbed of tech expertise and future investment potential.

“We’re expecting to see some truly inspiring entries. We see the LCR Tech Climbers 2019 list as the very start of a wider initiative to foster stronger ties among those organisations with high growth tech, and those which work in or have a vested interested in the application of technology for local and national growth.”

Ben Hatton, MD, Portfolio at Praetura Ventures, added:

“We believe there are some very exciting businesses that are demonstrating outstanding innovation and strong growth in the Liverpool City Region – some of which Praetura Ventures is already supporting. The LCR Tech Climbers 2019 list is the perfect platform to showcase exactly what the region has to offer and celebrate the ingenuity and vision of the local business community. This list will certainly provide the investment community – both regionally and nationally – with a great starting point when it comes to scoping out future investment opportunities.”

Successful entrants to the LCR Tech Climbers 2019 list will be invited to an unveiling event to take place in September 2019.

For more details on how to make an application to the LCR Tech Climbers 2019 list, visit:

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