Frog Systems has today been named one of Scotland’s regional finalists in the Tech Nation Rising Stars 3.0 competition.
Rising Stars 3.0 is the UK’s only truly national scaleup competition for innovative, early-stage tech companies. Designed to showcase the best the UK has to offer, the competition provides the platform for businesses from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to shine bright.
The competition culminates in the UK’s top 20 companies being showcased online and promoted to a highly curated audience of investors, corporates, influencers and the wider tech ecosystem. The judging panel will then deliberate over the final 20 in January 2021, selecting 10 companies to be named as this year’s Rising Stars, who will feature in a high-profile celebration event, held exclusively online in February.
Frog is joined by four other Scottish tech companies as regional winners. The five regional finalists are Frog Systems (healthtech and biotech and life sciences), Aberdeen-based LiberEat (healthtech and biotech and life sciences), Edinburgh-based Playerdata (healthtech and biotech and life sciences), Edinburgh-based Trickle (HR tech) and Edinburgh-based Valla (law tech).
Esme Caulfield, competitions lead, Tech Nation, said: “Everyone knows that 2020 is a challenging year. We’re honoured that so many companies took the time to apply for Rising Stars 3.0, and are truly excited about the calibre of our regional winners”.
Phil Worms, CEO, Frog Systems stated: “We’re delighted to have been recognised by Rising Stars as it provides us with a exciting platform on which to build our profile as we look to market and scale the business. Perhaps, more importantly, it gives us the opportunity to explain why we believe, now more than ever, that everyone should have access to stories of hope and encouragement.”
“For those struggling with life’s challenges, it is vital to know that you are not alone, that help is available and that others who have experienced similar journeys have come through them.”
“Scotland provides a great environment for early stage tech companies sector such as Frog to flourish. Its tech ecosystem is large enough to prosper globally but small enough to care, particularly in the Tech4Good space, and we’re proud to be a part of it.”
Hazel Jane, Entrepreneur Engagement Manager, Tech Nation comments: “’I’m thrilled to see five exceptional Scottish companies join us at Rising Stars 3.0 as the regional winners. Last year, we saw Neatebox and Talking Medicines take home five awards between them, and I’m certain we’ll see the same levels of success this year. Rising Stars is a fantastic opportunity to showcase the high potential companies we have here in Scotland.”
The Rising Stars 3.0 regional finalist news follows less than 6 weeks after Frog Systems was crowned the winner in the 2020 StartUp Summit.