Enter The TechRound 100

Enter TechRound’s TR100!


TechRound is proud to announce the launch of our annual TR100 campaign, celebrating an array of the most innovative startups across the U.K. and Europe.

Are you already shaking up your sector? Are you bringing a fresh perspective to the way people do things? Whether you’re an entrepreneur or a group, this is an opportunity to have your story heard.

Founded in 2016, TechRound is the UK’s best-known and fastest-growing startup and tech news site. This is where decision-makers, investors and startups of all sizes and nature come to find out the latest developments and trends within the industry.


Entries Open: 20th November

Winners To Be Announced: 12th December



Meet The Judges


Scott Simpkin

Scott Simpkin, Head of the UK Campaigns Team at Seedrs

A former founder, Scott has been at Seedrs for 6.5 years and in his time has helped over 100 businesses raise rounds totalling over £100m. He now leads the UK Team at Seedrs, and every new UK raise on Seedrs comes through his team. Alongside his work, he’s helped mentor over 50 startups, with a particular focus on fundraising strategy.

Find out more about what Scott is looking for from entrants in her interview here.

Sarah Woodhouse, Director at AMBITIOUS PR 

Sarah Woodhouse is the owner/Director of AMBITIOUS. AMBITIOUS is one of the top tech PR agencies in the UK (according to PR Week) and specialises in corporate and B2B communication. AMBITIOUS clients are fast-growth businesses through to enterprise-level juggernauts. We are working in SaaS, cloud services, cybersecurity, marketplaces, edtech, proptech, fintech, telecoms and network infrastructure. As well as with management consultancies and growth capital firms advising the tech sector.

Find out more about what Sarah is looking for from entrants in her interview here.

Max Azarov, Co-Founder and CEO of Novakid

Max is an experienced entrepreneur in the IT industry. His IT background, along with a passion for the EdTech industry gained from teaching English to his own children, led to the idea of a digital English learning platform. In 2017, Max co-founded Novakid in Silicon Valley (USA) with Dmitry Malin. Novakid is a Series B EdTech startup ($41,5M raise) with double-digit revenue growth in 2022. The business is funded by well-known venture capital firms all of which support innovation businesses globally.

Find out more about what Max is looking for from entrants in her interview here.


Ivan Poupyrev, CEO of Archetype AI

Ivan Poupyrev, an award-winning inventor and entrepreneur, leads Archetype AI as CEO, aiming to build a foundation model for ‘Physical AI.’ He’s a former executive at Google, Disney Imagineering, and Sony. A TED speaker and National Design Award winner, with over 100 US patents, Fast  Company recognized him as “one of the best interaction designers in the world”. Find Ivan on X and LinkedIn, and find Archetype AI on X.


David Soffer, Founder and Editor-in-Chief at TechRound 

David is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of TechRound. David is very passionate about startups of all shapes and sizes and through TechRound, drives coverage for some of the most up-and-coming startups and companies across the UK and Europe and is regularly in the media sharing his expertise on startups. Alongside TechRound, David runs DSR Digital, where he helps clients across all sectors maximise their SEO and improve and manage their online reputation.


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 clearly and concisely.

Model application example 1 >>
Model application example 2 >>


TR100 Competition Terms


Entry fee: Free

To enter: Complete the form below

Entry deadline: 4th December

Winners announced: 12th December



Enter The TR100

  • Please provide all founder names, separated by commas
  • Max. file size: 2 MB.
  • What does the company do? When did you start? What problem are you setting out to solve and what are the results so far?