UKBAA is delighted that our partners Tech North are hosting a networking and pitching reception immediately following the Northern Investment Summit. This will take place at the Innside Manchester hotel (details here) from 5.30- 7.30pm. Ten fantastic companies will be pitching and their details are below. You can find representatives from these companies in the Entrepreneurs’ Zone; do feel free to drop by for a chat with them on the day!


Airtime Rewards

Airtime Rewards have developed a new reward currency, giving major retailers and others the capability to reward consumers back to their mobile phone accounts. We are the only rewards platform able to deliver value back to a consumer’s mobile on any network, pre-pay or pay monthly, approximately 59 million consumers in the UK. Using the existing payment infrastructure from MasterCard & Visa we can instantly reward consumer spend when they use their debit or credit payment cards in-store and online. In February 2017, we joined the Telefonica _Open Future Accelerator Wayra and moved our London team into their offices. Waitrose and Debenhams joined our program in March 2017 and we are bringing on 2/3 new retailers a month.


Gratuu is a fair and transparent fin-tech tipping solution that lets customers to send gratuities directly to staff bank accounts via a mobile device.

1.       Offers a free gratuity compliance to businesses providing a direct cost saving;
2.       Gives staff an opportunity to benefit from fair tipping;
3.       Provides an opportunity to pay tips/gratuities when customers don’t have cash to leave a tip, when clients don’t trust leaving tips via card machines, when restaurants don’t facilitate tip payments via card machines;
4.       Turns shadow economy (cash-in-hand) into more formal and controlled environment.

Sign up now to fair and transparent tipping!

JooVuu X

JooVuu X is creating an advanced artificially intelligence camera that can tell you how you are driving and prevent accidents.

Raising: £500K

Kuorum is the influence management tool of a new generation of leaders. We help leaders, corporations, and organizations to turn their online presence into offline movements. Our customers have a dashboard from which they can monitor the engagement of their audiences on different social networks. And a public profile to interact with them through debates, surveys, petitions and events. Kuorum gamifies the broadcaster experience.

After being awarded Best Tech for Politics by the Washington Academy of Political Arts and Sciences, Kuorum is now using this know-how to support corporations and charities as well. In 2017 Kuorum was recognised as one of the most innovative startups in the UK by Creative England.


Raising: £700K

Metafused addresses the chasm between static and dynamic data by bringing our real-time AI to predict what prospects, new and existing customers will do next and turn this data from a cost to a revenue centre.

It’s build a unique technology over the last two years which processes over 7 billion data points with 20,000 predictive factors.
Companies benefit from deep process improvement, ROI uplifts and significant revenue increase. The team are alumni of CERN, MIT, Google, EMC and First Data and have worked in ML startups, have background in neural science as well as bringing innovative products to the UK market.

The company works with blue chip clients in financial services and retail in UK and Europe.


We are an exciting early stage, data-driven technology company that enables brands to truly understand their customers behaviours, interests and passions on social and mobile platforms. The data we capture and analyse allows brands to hyper-personalise their customer’s experience, which leads to increasing relevancy, customer satisfaction and revenue.

Despite being early stage, we have achieved significant traction and plaudits from the world’s biggest brands and agencies for our truly unique and award winning technology.


ProxiSmart Ltd are award winning providers of ‘Smart Cities’ products. Our solutions are designed to help reinvigorate the High Street whilst providing a platform that generates powerful data about how our towns and cities are being used. Our flagship product ParkingPerx rewards Consumer spending in town and city centre bricks and mortar stores with FREE Parking. TravelPerx is a sister product which rewards city centre spending with reduced public transport fares, thereby incentivizing greener travel choices. We are Northern Stars 2016 winners, finalists of the KPMG “Best British Mobile Startups” 2017 and named as one of the “Creative England 50” 2017

Relative Insight

Relative Insight enables brands to relate to audiences by turning language into data using technology originally created for crime detection. Brands use the platform to quickly surface significance in consumer language at large scale. There are a plethora of technologies telling brands who to talk to – Relative tells them how to talk.

Unilever, Disney, Havas, WPP and others analyse language with Relative Insight, uncovering the insights that couldn’t be searched for. These insights are then applied to increase the effectiveness of their consumer communications.

Smart Money People

Smart Money People is a customer review and insight platform for financial services, operating in the Knowledge and Information Economy. The business has a unique data asset which is currently being commercialised in conjunction with the leading global analytics firm. In conjunction with this we also run high profile B2B financial services events. Our insight powers a better financial world.


Textocracy is an SMS-based texting service that allows the widest range of service users to provide comments and feedback to a provider with a simple mobile phone. It provides a simple, free, barrier-free way for anyone to be able to have their comments captured and counted.

Textocracy aims to overcome the digital divide and remove the barriers those with smartphone and internet access still have to providing comments through current feedback and survey systems.

It ensures that there is a larger, more representative data set in consultation processes for better service design and delivery.