University of Bristol: Innovative tech companies announced for SETsquared Bristol’s Tech-Xpo 2022

The companies shortlisted to compete for Best Elevator Pitch award are: Corus, Grand Bequest, Hope Tech, Inclued, Lurnable, Metasonixx, Milbotix, Optect and Voltric.

Seven other companies will exhibit at the event but are not involved in the Best Elevator Pitch award. See below for a full list.

The annual showcase will take place at St George’s Bristol with an invited audience of over 200 investors, business leaders and potential partners. The event will also be livestreamed for a wider audience.

Winner of Tech-Xpo 2021, Jenny Bailey of Ferryx, a University of Bristol biotech spinout, will be speaking at this year’s event. She said of their win:

“Tech-Xpo gave us a great opportunity to share our plans to improve the lives of millions of people suffering from gut inflammation and to network with people who may be able to join us on our journey. We have since closed our first investment round and been able to progress product development, getting our product closer to the hands of those who need it.”

Previous winners of Tech-Xpo’s prestigious award also include KETS Quantum Security, world leaders in quantum cryptography hardware solutions, and LettUs Grow, a pioneering aeroponic technology provider for indoor and vertical farms.

Voltric, an awardee of SETsquared Bristol’s Breakthrough Bursary 2022, will be among nine pitching for this year’s prize.

Julian Mensah, CEO and Founder of Voltric, the all-inclusive subscription service for electric cars, said:

“Having just recently closed our oversubscribed pre-seed of nearly £300K, I’m looking forward to engaging with potential partners who could either help us grow our fleet or support us in our next raise as we prepare for our seed round. More importantly, I’m excited to create more awareness of our brand at Tech-Xpo.”

Marty Reid, SETsquared Bristol Director, said:

“We’re thrilled to bring our startup community together again for the highlight of our year, shining a spotlight on some of the UK’s most exciting tech innovations, from createch to healthtech. I’d like to say a huge congratulations to our pitching and exhibiting companies; this event wouldn’t be possible without their talent and dedication.”

SETsquared Bristol’s Lawyer in Residence, VWV, are the headline sponsor for the 12th successional year. Other sponsors are SIEMENS, OnePLM, FD Works and Rocketmakers.

The winner of Tech-Xpo 2022 Best Elevator Pitch will be announced on 29 June. Watch the recording of last year’s Tech-Xpo and join the conversation using #TechXpo22.

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