February 19, 2020

Tech Nation winners


Talking Medicines are winners at the Tech Nation start up awards!

Tech Nation winnerTech Nation the UK network for ambitious entrepreneurs has awarded 10 start ups – and one of those companies is Talking Medicines – the coveted prize at its annual awards as reported in the Financial Times publication Sifted.

The final ten Tech Nation winners winners were revealed at the Rising Stars Grand Final in London, after 33 regional winners were revealed in November and a semi-final in Manchester last month.

The judging panel included techUK President Jacqueline de Rojas, PrettyLittleThing co-founder Adam Kamani, and MD of Microsoft for Startups UK, Amali de Alwis.

Now in its second year, the competition received almost 400 applications in total, of which 30% have at least one female founder.

Tech Nation reports that 90% of companies entering the final, which required Seed to pre-Series A funding or annual revenues up to £1.5m, were from outside of London.

The competition’s prize package includes access networks and platforms, one-to-one support, introductions to potential partners and investors and support from the programme partners, BDO Drive, Microsoft Advertising, Soldo, Talent Works International and TLT LLP.

Talking Medicines were delighted to be in the top 10 tech Tech Nation start ups but to also win 2 of the 6 spotlight prizes, a great night !


Soldo Moonshot Award – Talking Medicines
The Soldo Moonshot Award recognises the most mind-blowing application to Rising Stars – the one that made the judges think ‘WOW’
Talentworks International Inspirational Leadership Award –  Jo Halliday
This award celebrates an individual whose energy, adaptability and pertinacity encourages others to not only believe in their vision but to help supercharge the business growth.

Jo Halliday, CEO commented “Winning these awards is great recognition of the hard work from the whole Talking Medicines team & reflects the ambition that we have to drive forward in capturing the voice of the patient for pharmaceutical clients.”

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