Enter TechRound’s 29Under29!

Enter TechRound’s 29Under29!


TechRound is proud to announce the launch of our annual 29Under29, celebrating the U.K. and Europe’s most innovative companies and initiatives founded by people under 29.

Are you already on the market and disrupting your industry, all in your 20s? The 29Under29 highlights the most exciting companies across the UK and Europe founded by people under 29 and can showcase your business to an engaged and fast-growing audience. 

TechRound is home to startups and tech, offering a place for investors, decision-makers and startups big and small to keep up to date on trends and developments within this fast-paced, booming industry. 


Entries Open: 6th November

Winners To Be Announced: 23rd November

Meet The Judges



Kat Wellum-Kent, Founder of Fractional Finance

Kat Wellum-Kent is the founder of Fractional Finance, the specialist financial team that works with tech start-ups and scale-ups to achieve business excellence. Fractional wants to work with one kind of client: entrepreneurs who are fired up, driven, and fuelled by purpose. If this sounds like you, then you can expect to receive incredible expertise from Kat, who is a multi-award-winning specialist and has been featured in the Top 50 Women in Accounting twice. With two decades’ worth of financial and business experience, 16 years of which was served with one of the Big Four, Kat achieves results.

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

Namrata Sandhu, CEO and Co-Founder at Vaayu

Namrata is the CEO and Co-Founder of Vaayu, the world’s first automated software empowering brands and businesses within the retail ecosystem to track and cut their carbon and environmental impact in real-time. Over her 20-year career, she’s spent time at the International Business Leaders Forum, working for the United Nations Forum on Forests, KPMG, the Arcadia Group and leading global retailer Zalando. Namrata launched Vaayu with the goal of putting carbon at the forefront of decision-making by providing real-time data to empower retailers to avoid 1 gigaton of carbon emissions by 2030.

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

Kimberley Waldron, Co-founder of SkyParlour

An award-winning advisor and entrepreneur, a PR expert with 15 years in the tech industry, Kimberley hosts the popular Future of Banking podcast, chairs the Manchester Fintech committee and is a long-term mentor for Rise by Barclays, Fintech Alliance and Global Tech Connect. A regular on stage at events like Web Summit, Fintech Week London, Finance Magnates and Fintech North, Kimberley’s insight also features in publications such as Fintech Magazine, Payments Expert, Verdict and The Fintech Power50 journal. Kimberley is board advisor to several exciting Fintech start-ups including ekko, Lemon, Payful and others soon to be announced.

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

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 >>


29Under29 Competition Terms


Entry fee: Free

To enter: Complete the form below

Entry deadline: 17th November

Winners announced: 23rd November


Entries Have Now Closed