Enter The TechRound Top 29 Under 29 Entrepreneurs

TechRound is excited to announce the launch of our Top 29 Under 29 Entrepreneurs of 2021


Entry Deadline: Thursday 4th November 2021

Winners To Be Announced: Tuesday 9th November 2021


Founded in 2016 and based in London, TechRound is where decision makers, investors and startups of all sizes  come to find out the latest developments and trends within the industry. Through our regular top 10s and listicles, we have identified a number of promising startups and brands sometimes years before they came into the spotlight, including the likes of Cazoo, TikTok and Castore.

Our list of 29 entrepreneurs under the age of 29 highlights the hard work, innovation and determination of young British entrepreneurs – with many of our previous finalists going on to be mentioned in the Forbes 30 under 30 and other international awards.


This is Not a Beauty Pageant

We regularly highlight that we are not always looking for the prettiest or snazziest businesses. Whilst funding is usually a validation of success, we emphasise that this is not a requirement. With the TechRound 29 Under 29, we are looking to celebrate the hard work and success of young individuals – regardless of size, scale, funding level or background.


See Previous Winners


TechRound 29 under 29 – the year 2020 >>

TechRound 29 under 29 – the year 2019 >>


Why Enter?

  • Get in front of one of the sector’s most engaged audiences, with more than 200,000 monthly readers
  • The top 29 entrepreneurs selected will be included in a full write-up announced on Tuesday 9th November 2021
  • A recognised springboard for the Forbes 30 under 30
  • Get in front of decision makers and the people and companies that matter in tech & startups
  • Recognised by investors, VCs and industry leaders
  • Free to enter


Our Criteria

  • Entrepreneurs are under the age of 29, born after 1st October 1992
  • The company must operate inside the UK
  • Revenue or funding is not a deciding factor
  • One person entrepreneurs and teams of max. 3 from the same company are able to enter
  • New and established businesses are welcome
  • Industries eligible include finance, insurance, sustainability, tech, fashion, food, property, life coaching, digital, social media and many more


Meet The Judges


Rohan Kamdar – CEO of Meshed

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Forbes 30 under 30 recipient Kamdar found success with the creation of Effie, a manufacturing robot that can iron clothes, remove wrinkles at the touch of a button and handle as many as 12 items as once. The IP and technology was sold to BSH last year.

The Cambridge masters graduate is currently the founder of Meshed, a personalised massage device that you can control from your smartphone.



Josh White – Co-Founder of CanO Water

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Cano water


Josh White is the co-founder of CanO Water, a sustainable water brand with a clever resealable lid – currently listed and in supermarkets and stores across the country. With over 15 million cans sold since 2015, the entrepreneur was featured in the Forbes 30 under 30 this year and has recently attracted large investment from number of sources including Stefan Orlowski, former European President at Heineken who has joined the team as Non-Exec Chairman.


Becca Donaldson – Editorial Team at TechRound




Becca Donaldson is a part of the editorial team for TechRound and has a passion for researching and discovering young entrepreneurs. After interviewing hundreds of startup founders so far, she has spoken to a number of young entrepreneurs, many of whom have featured in the Forbes 30 Under 30.
Overseeing the social media for TechRound, Becca has experience working with social influencers and young people who are sharing their passion for sustainability, tech and accessibility. She is a tough judge, but will be looking forward to seeing what this year’s round of candidates have to offer!


Isabel Murphy – Editorial Team at TechRound

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Izzy Murphy is a reporter at TechRound and spends her days researching and interviewing young and successful entrepreneurs across the UK startup industry.

With a key eye for new businesses and startups – Izzy has spotted a lot of up and coming brands before they became well-known.

Izzy has a keen interest in fashion, sustainability and women’s empowerment, volunteering as an editor at a women-led online publication alongside working at TechRound.


Important! Advice From The Judges


Use the first line to describe your business, what it does and what you are about in two sentences…what makes you tick?


With our judges reading through hundreds of applications, we are looking for a clear description of your business, its concept, its success and plans for growth.


Try to avoid waffle and discuss your business in a clear and concise way.



Model application example 2 >>



Competition Terms

Entry fee: Free

To enter: Complete form below

Entries open: Tuesday 19th October 2021

Entry deadline: Thursday 4th November 2021

Final Judging: Monday 8th November 2021

Winners announced: Tuesday 9th November 2021


Enter The TechRound 29 Under 29

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