Soldo, the London-based fintech creating the next generation of business payments and expense management solutions, has partnered with Tech Nation, the UK network for ambitious tech entrepreneurs, to support Rising Stars 2.0.
Rising Stars 2.0 is the UK’s most exciting competition for innovative, early-stage tech startups, designed to take promising startups to the next level. Soldo joins select high profile companies including Microsoft, TalentWorks, BDO Drive and TLT to bring a wealth of experience, both as a high growth scaleup company and as one of the UK’s most notable fintechs, to the support and judging process.
With a prize package built to significantly raise the profile and awareness of the winning companies on both a national and international level, Tech Nation’s competition gives startups an unrivalled opportunity to connect with top investors, influencers and corporates during the process.
Entrants are supported throughout the application, and given training and support at each stage of the competition to enable them to compete to the best of their ability. The competition culminates in a Grand Final in London where the top 20 companies, as selected by the judging panel, will pitch to a high profile panel and audience to be named as one of the UK’s 10 Rising Stars.
Darren Upson, VP of Small Business Europe and Julia Robertson, Head of Startups & Scaleups from Soldo will be joining the judging panel.
Julia Robertson said, “We’ve been there – scaling from one product-focused team to multiple departments where just remembering everyone’s name is a challenge. One critical success factor for smooth scaling is the ability for rapidly growing teams to buy what they need when they need it. You don’t want to miss an opportunity because process got in the way.
But you also need to have oversight of costs across the business. Soldo gives businesses visibility and control over their spending by empowering employees and departments with programmable company cards. We’re on a mission to help innovative companies be more efficient, more scalable, and more profitable and we’re delighted to be partnering with Tech Nation to assist this year’s Rising Stars!”.
Beth Winter, Partnerships Executive, Tech Nation, said, “Rising Stars is a competition designed to give companies a platform to raise their profiles and help them make connections. Tech Nation are thrilled to partner with Soldo to support the most exciting startups from all over the UK to take their businesses to the next level.”