Who are the top five early-stage tech companies in the South West?

Tech Nation has announced the five regional winners based in the South West of its Rising Stars 3.0 competition.

The Five Regional Winners from the South West are:

Bowimi (Bath, Adtech & Marketing)

Founders: Dom Bowcock and Dan Ghadimi

Bowimi allows brands to get their products into their target audiences hands by sending free samples to their mobile phone when they are at the point of sale. Bowimi uses WiFi, QR codes and weblinks to on-board consumers and send them free products to trial alongside engaging digital experiences, with no app download needed. No other company provides a sampling experience like this.

Cloud8 (Bristol, HRtech) @c8Technology

Founder: Ian Rummels

Cloud8 is driving digital transformation within the employee benefits industry. Their flagship
product, BEAM at Work, showcases employee benefits on a simple, people-friendly, intuitive platform. BEAM is offered on a subscription model to employee benefits consultants, brokers and intermediaries to help them deliver a better benefits experience for their clients (employers) and employees.

Data Duopoly (Falmouth, Leisure, Travel & Tourism) @DataDuopoly

Founders: Tanuvi Ethunandan and Erin Morris

Data Duopoly’s mission is to revolutionise the visitor experience in any venue worldwide. They are solving the issue of congestion and visitor frustration by facilitating personalised incentives to discover and navigate venues, and creating win-win situations for visitors and venues by giving value to visitors for their data.

Role Mapper (Exeter, HRtech) @rolemapper

Founder: Sara Hill

How jobs are designed and job descriptions are created is critical to attracting and retaining talent, but the process for designing jobs is broken, manual and disconnected. RoleMapper helps organisations to design and manage jobs, and create great job descriptions that increase hiring diversity and workforce flexibility.

Spherics Technology Ltd (Bristol, Net Zero) @Spherics_

Founders: George Sandilands, Mike Chatziapostolou and Ciaran Wood

Aiming to help millions of organisations reach net zero by 2030, Spherics helps businesses understand their climate impact. Their system integrates with established software packages, and tracks and visualises a company’s carbon footprint in real-time.

It makes custom suggestions on how to reduce impact, matching data trends with research and climate science, and finally offsetting any unavoidable carbon emissions.

Esme Caulfield, Competitions Lead, Tech Nation comments: “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. It’s great to see companies from every imaginable sector in the competition, and from every corner of the UK – from Aberdeen to Falmouth and everywhere in between.

“The 55 Rising Stars Regional Winners are companies that are proving their resilience and adaptability, building products that will support businesses and customers both now, and into the future. They are all deserving of recognition – and here at Tech Nation, we’re thrilled to celebrate and showcase them.”