Tech Nation

Tech Nation helps startups compete globally to bring jobs, skills and higher productivity to the UK and build an economy that’s fit for the future. We do this through a range of activities. They include tailored growth programmes; increasing digital entrepreneur skills; a Visa scheme; and championing UK digital.

Tech Nation Upscale is a prestigious nationwide programme that supports the UK’s most promising tech companies to accelerate their growth and unlock the key to scaling successfully. Based on values of honesty, intimacy and trust, companies on the programme benefit from; open peer-to-peer conversations and workshops, delivered by expert scale coaches and seasoned entrepreneurs who have been through it all. This established, curated programme is delivered across 6-months and designed to reflect companies’ scaling journeys, exploring fundamental growth challenges, such as hiring, maintaining company culture and international expansion.

Now in its 4th year, 130 companies have been through the programme, who, since joining have collectively raised over $1.4bn.

As well as the scaleup programme, that takes on 30 companies each year, Tech Nation also offers scaling support in the form of Scale-up resources:⟶

⟶ Network of tech entrepreneurs

⟶ Upscale tech companies

⟶ Scaling Digital Business Academy

⟶ Upscale the book


Ambitious entrepreneurs may contact the South East community ⟶

Contact details

Entrepreneur Engagement Manager – East of England