If you look back at the last 50 years, technological advancements have dominated and transformed the world that we live in; from the Internet to genetic engineering, to mobile phones and personal computers.
Even looking at the past decade or so, these advancements – from WiFi to social networking sites – have radically changed our daily lives; simplifying processes, creating networks and enabling us to live and work more efficiently.
That is why this year, the Great British Entrepreneur Awards is introducing the ‘Tech 100’; a list that acknowledges the trailblazers behind the technology that is continuously redefining the way that we all live and work.
These pioneers – from those in the EdTech sector who are transforming the world of education for learners, to those in the health technology industry who are revolutionising the way that we look at our health and wellbeing – are leading the way for change.
And, with research from Tech City UK showing that the UK’s digital tech industries are growing 32% faster than the rest of the UK economy (in turnover), it is clear that the rise of the tech entrepreneur will only continue.
The 100 companies that you are about to read about are all innovators that are re-defining the way that we work, but more importantly, the way that we live.
The people on this list personify the future of tech, with an abundance of intelligence, inspiration and information that we can all learn from.
These innovators are the future of the way that we live and work, and that is why by making this list, they have all been entered into the Great British Technology Entrepreneur Awards.
Nick Winters, tech sector lead partner at Kingston Smith, said: “We are delighted to sponsor this initiative. The technology sector has always been viewed as a key area for entrepreneurs to succeed, and the opportunities continue to flow for those who are keen to triumph. These awards dovetail well with our own values and ethos of advising entrepreneurial businesses on achieving their full potential.”
The Great British Technology Entrepreneur Awards acknowledges the hard work and inspiring stories of technology entrepreneurs and businesses in Great Britain, and is part of the prestigious and well established Great British Entrepreneur Awards, with sponsors including Natwest, Fedex, AXA and BMW Mini.
Four entrepreneurs will be shortlisted for each category and be eligible to win an award.
A celebration event will be taking place in Central London on 19 October at a private member’s club, in order to recognise and acknowledge these entrepreneurs and their achievements.