2018 shortlist | BMW i UK Tech Founder Awards

For the inaugural BMW i UK Tech Founder Awards, we’ve been thrilled with both the quantity and quality of applications received.

The BMW i UK Tech Founder Awards celebrates and champions the entrepreneurial journeys of those who create, disrupt and innovate within the UK’s rapidly changing tech landscape.

We’re delighted to reveal the full list of 2018 finalists…


AgTech Founder of the Year


Adam Dixon & Luke Parkin
| Phytoponics
Charlie Guy, Jack Farmer & Ben Crowther | LettUs Grow
Giles Barker & Sachin Shende | KisanHub
Kate Hofman & Thomas | GrowUp Urban Farms
Will Wells | Hummingbird Technologies

 

Blockchain Founder of the Year

 

Abdullah Albeyatti & Mo Tayeb | Medicalchain
Alastair Johnson | Nuggets
Anna Frankowska | Nitechain
Irina Albita & Maria Tanjala | Big Couch
Steve Pomfret | Cygnetise

 

CleanTech Founder of the Year

 

Brian McCormack & Garry Crighton | McCormack Innovation
Charlie Guy, Jack Farmer & Ben Crowther | LettUs Grow
Greg Fairbotham, Ben Roberts & Jeff Fairbotham | Zoom EV
Ian Emberton | Xerogrid
Laurence Kemball-Cook | Pavegen
Simon Bransfield-Garth | Azuri Technologies

 

Disruptor of the Year

 

Ben Chatfield & Ollie Povey | Tempo
Brian Allen | Rovco
Chris Ganje | AMPLYFI
Ed Bussey | Quill
Kat Bruce | Nature Metrics
Mike Asher & Anthea Morris | Better2Know
Roger Gorman | ProFinda
Stuart Mackintosh | Opus VL

 

EdTech Founder of the Year

 

Chloe Barrett | DigiDentistry Educational Resources
Gareth Davies & Simon Potter | Kwiziq
Lee Powell & Faith Olding | Apollo Teaching
Lewis Potter | Geeky Medics
Scott Gladwood & Mark Hughes | Tutorful
Sophie Thompson & Dominic Barnard | Virtual Speech
Suzanne Edwards & Stephen Wileman | Enlighten
Veejay Lingiah | Learning Labs

 

FinTech Founder of the Year

 

Ade Molajo | CompareChecker
Ali Celiker | British Pearl
Giles Hutson & Paul Richards | Insignis Cash Solutions
Ivo Weevers & Dan Bruce | Albert
Kerim Derhalli | Invstr
Mike Anderson | Padoq
Paul Christensen, David Brown, Philipp Schoenbucher, Andre De Cavaignac & Giulio Rossi | Previse
Vince Julier | Fregnan

 

FoodTech Founder of the Year

 

Carolyn & Florin Mandache time2dine – Migsoft
Charlie Guy, Jack Farmer & Ben Crowther | LettUs Grow
Jeremy Hibbert-Garibaldi | Collectivfood
Julien Sahut & Josselin Guibert | Wine Picker
Tim Butler | Store Performance

 

HealthTech Founder of the Year

 

Alex Nash | Alcuris
Christopher Weeks & Alastair Byrne | Bounce
David Taylor | MR Solutions
Dhruvin Patel | Ocushield
Melissa Morris | Lantum
Neil Daly | Skin Analytics
Olga Kubassova | Image Analysis Group
Stephen Bourke | Echo

 

Internet of Things Founder of the Year

 

Andrew Nowell | PitPat
Colleen Wong | Techsixtyfour
Hellen Bowey | Alcove
Joel James | The Actives
John Bowers | JCC Bowers
Ross Harper | Limbic

 

MadTech Founder of the Year

 

Adam Hildreth | Crisp
Adam Ludwin & Dominic Joseph | Captify
Angela Ene | Modafirma
Ben Jeffries | Influencer
Kayla Herbert | Branswer
Olga Ergosheva | Lobster
Prashanth Naidu | Rezonence
Sol Rogers | REWIND

 

PropTech Founder of the Year

 

Asaf Navot | Home Made
Calum Brannan | No Agent
Daniel Hegarty | Habito
Frazer Fearnhead | The House Crowd
Marc & Rochelle Trup, David Cummin | Arthur Online
Orla Shields | GetRentr
Peter Ramsey | Movem
Uma Rajah & Alex Michelin | Capital Rise

 

RegTech Founder of the Year

 

Kiran Bhagotra | ProtectBox
Mark Larkin | Vitaccess
Matt Smith | SteelEye
Orla Shields | GetRentr

 

Retail & E-CommerceTech Founder of the Year

 

Achille Traore | White Label Loyalty
Angela Ene | Modafirma
Guillaume Pousaz | checkout.com
Marcus & Sam Naidoo | Shop Local Club Card
Mark Solomon, Stuart McClure & David Bishop | Love The Sales
Markus Stripf, Tim Allen & Simon O’Regan | Spoon Guru
Paul Sulyok | Green Man Gaming
Sophie Hainsworth & Jason Nesbitt | LoyalFree

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