Announced! TechRound’s 29 under 29 Entrepreneurs of 2021

TechRound is excited to announce the winners of our Top 29 Under 29 Entrepreneurs of 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. 

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.

Thank you to our judges Rohan Kamdar, Josh White, Becca Donaldson and Isabel Murphy for your time and effort taken to confirm our final list of special entrepreneurs


Feedback From Judges

“As always, we were so impressed with the calibre of applicants this year and also the volume of applications too – setting a new record.

“The list of entries and finalists has highlighted the innovation and hard work of young people in Britain and how the UK is an excellent place to launch and scale a startup.”

“With reference specifically to young people, we understand how hard it is to grow and build a successful business so young, whilst still learning, trying to make connections and often with limited access to funding.”

“Our main findings are that growing a marketing agency is a strong proposition for a young person, with low barriers to entry and firms often looking for people in their 20s to help them with this (Timothy Armoo, Tasha Grossman, Michael Ryan, Jessie Moore, Tobi Ajala) and people who are using social media to gain brand recognition and grow as public figures (Grace Beverley and Gurvin Singh)”

“In particular, we were impressed by those taking on industries where experience and access to funding is key. So for young people to really break through this barrier shows incredible competence and statistically should not be in their favour (Oliver and Alexander Kent-Braham, Michael Wadsworth, Charles Meitus and Kunmi Oludoyi).”

“Overall, we are amazed by the young talent that is growing in the UK and no doubt this list of entrepreneurs will be ripe for the Forbes 30 under 30 in coming years and also represent the future of UK business and startups. We look forward to seeing some feature in our BAME Top 50 and TechRound100 competitions later this month!”


See The List


Top 29 – See Here >>

Top 19 – See Here >>

Top 10 – See Here >>




Thank You To Our 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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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.


Other Competitions This Month


BAME Top 50 Entrepreneurs Under 50 (Deadline Thursday 10th Nov) – Enter Here >>


TechRound 100 – The Top 100 Startups of the Year (Deadline Thursday 17th Nov) – Enter Here >>



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