Launchpad companies shortlisted for Startup Awards National Series
05 April 2022
Three Launchpad start-ups have been named amongst the most exciting new businesses in the region after being shortlisted as part of a brand-new awards programme.
The StartUp Awards National Series has been launched to recognise the booming start-up scene across the UK which has accelerated since the pandemic began. Now & Then are up for best tourism and leisure start-up, Kevri are shortlisted in the mobile and emerging technologies category and Purpose 3D are in the running for best digital start-up.
There was stiff competition with over 2,500 applications received in response to the series’ first-ever call for entries.
Natalie Campion, Kevri Co-founder, said: “It was fantastic to hear KEVRI had made it to the shortlist for the south west’s first-ever National StartUp Awards. From so many applications, our dedicated team have made it to the finals, and we look forward to showcasing our solution, which helps universities optimise their social and economic impact.”
Mike Robinson, Founder and CEO of Now & Then, said: “It’s great to be selected. Cornwall has an amazing breadth of expertise and it’s fantastic to see support for developments like Now & Then.”
Adam Tindall, Purpose 3D Founder, added: "We're really excited to be named as a finalist in the digital start-up category, and proud to be part of this region and the start-up ecosystem of Cornwall."
Supported nationally by BT, EY, Dell & Intel, the awards will celebrate the achievements of the amazing individuals across the UK who have turned an idea into an opportunity and taken the risk to launch a new product or service. Winners will be crowned at a ceremony in June.