Enter The TechRound BAME 50 Under 50 Entrepreneurs Competition


Enter The TechRound Top BAME 50 Under 50 Entrepreneurs

(Winners to be Announced Monday 16th October around 12 noon)


We are excited to announce the launch of our Top BAME 50 Under 50 Entrepreneurs of 2020.

TechRound is one the largest and fastest-growing startup and tech news sites in the UK.

Founded in 2016 and based in London, TechRound is where decision makers, investors and startups of all sizes and nature come to find out the latest developments and trends within the industry. We shape opinions, reaching decision makers and are the voice of startups and entrepreneurs. We want to celebrate innovation and hard work, not just the prettiest looking companies.

Are you new to the market? Are you changing the way people do things? Are you an entrepreneur or group of people? We want to hear from you.




Why Enter?

  • Get in front of one of the sector’s most engaged audiences with more than 70,000 monthly readers
  • Top 50 receive placement and a full page write-up (see example)
  • Get in front of decision makers and the people and companies that matter in tech and startups
  • Recognised by investors and industry leaders
  • Free to Enter

Our Criteria

  • Entrepreneurs are under the age of 50, born after 1st October 1970
  • BAME (Black, Asian and minority ethnic) – includes those who identify themselves as part of this demographic in the UK
  • Company operates in the UK
  • Revenue not a deciding factor
  • One person entrepreneurs and teams of max. 3 from the same company
  • New and established businesses welcome
  • Industries including finance, insurance, sustainability, tech, fashion, food, property, life coaching, digital and many more are also welcomed

What We Are Looking For


“The 50 under 50 is set to be a game changer and will promote many individuals who have fought harder than most to succeed and their stories will outline their journeys. As we are well aware, BAME entrepreneurs have historically been underfunded and under-represented and this list has a purpose to help change the status quo.”

“We want to celebrate people from all backgrounds and businesses of all sizes and this list will be a testament to those individuals who are diversifying the UK’s startup landscape.”


TechRound Co-Founders, David Soffer and Daniel Tannenbaum



Meet The Judges




Rajeeb Dey MBE – Co-Founder of Learnerbly and Startup Britain


  • Co-founder of Startup Britain in partnership with Rt Hon David Cameron
  • The youngest recipient of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion in 2013
  • Currently the CEO of Learnerbly, which enables businesses to engage, develop and retain talent and supports over 50 of Europe’s most progressive businesses to manage their employees’ development needs.


Linda Plant – Entrepreneur and Public Figure


  • BBC The Apprentice – Interviewer and “Queen of Mean”
  • Started working at a market stall to being the first woman to head a fashion company stock exchange flotation
  • Has built a multi-million property portfolio and interior design business
  • Founder of the Linda Plant Academy – LindaPlant.com


Bindi Karia

Bindi Karia – Queen of Startups


  • The UK’s proclaimed ‘Queen of Startups”
  • Currently on the Advisory Boards of seven global startups
  • Currently acting as a Consultant (PwC Consulting), as a Corporate (Microsoft BizSpark /Ventures), as a Startup employee (Trayport), as an Advisor (Startup Europe, TechStars Startup Weekend, Tech London Advocates, European Innovation Council, WEF), as a Connector (GQ UK, the IoD and Evening Standard have all recognised this) and as their Banker (Silicon Valley Bank)
  • Bindi Karia – www.bindikaria.com


Kike Oniwinde – Former GB Athlete and CEO of BYP Network


  • Kike Oniwinde is a former Great British Javelin Thrower, and the co-founder of BYP Network
  • BYP Network is a platform that connects black professionals with each other and corporations
  • 2018 Financial Times Top 100 UK BAME Leaders in Tech
  • 2019 Europe Forbes 30 under 30
  • Kike Oniwinde – www.kikeoniwinde.com


Competition Terms


Entry fee: free

To enter: Complete form below

Entries open: Thursday 1st October 2020

Entry deadline: Monday 19th October 2020 (extended date)

Final Judging: Monday 19th October – Wednesday 21st October 2020

Winners announced: Monday 26th  October 2020


Enter The TechRound Top BAME 50 Entrepreneurs

  • When did you start? What challenges have you overcome? What are your plans for this year?