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Emerging and Scaling Businesses

Unbound connects brands and corporates with disruptive technology, products and services. Businesses come to Unbound to fuel innovation and growth. For many big businesses, the key to innovating and evolving is looking beyond their business and collaborating. Enter, emerging and scaling businesses realising the power of technology.


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Startups are the future. New generations have different tastes. The way we work, play and rest are being changed by emerging technologies. New business models are disrupting markets. Every year there are more than 300 million startups founded globally - Unbound is continually scouting for emerging businesses changing the way things we do things and gives them access to:


Smart Investors

Smart Investors

Smart Investors

- Pitch to Investors
- Networking
Industry-leading Innovators

Industry-leading Innovators

Industry-leading Innovators

- Startup Battles
- Innovation Challenges
A Truly Global Platform

A Truly Global Platform

A Truly Global Platform

- Brand Awareness
- International Opportunities
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Vodafone 5G Ready Startup Challenge

Today, Vodafone has more than 470 million mobile customers, 14 million fixed broadband customers and 9.8 million TV customers. Connectivity underpins everything in today’s digital world. It’s the vital foundation for the applications and technologies that we rely on in our daily lives – think maps, contactless payment, video calls, and the whole range of mobile communications.

As we move further into the digital age, Vodafone is be looking to build upon these technologies. This is where 5G comes in. It’s a next-generation network robust and powerful enough to support the advanced applications we are striving for – things like connected homes, driverless cars, and augmented reality.

Vodafone, together with Unbound, is on a quest to identify 100 pioneering start-ups from across the globe, which can successfully utilise and profit from the new capabilities of 5G.


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The Future of Finance Startup Battle

Together with Abu Dhabi Global Markets, Unbound is on the hunt for the startups working to revolutionise FinTech. On 17 & 18 July 2019 at Unbound London, five of the most promising startups from around the world will gather in Central London and compete in the Unbound London FinTech Startup Battle.

London is the global leader in finance with more head offices of banks here than anywhere else in the world, 43,000 financial services companies and a tech ecosystem valued at $44bn. This makes Unbound London the perfect place to stay ahead of the curve on the future of finance. The Startup Battle will present the most innovative emerging and scaling FinTech businesses.   

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Tech for Good Startup Battle

Together with TIP (Technology Innovation Pioneers), Unbound is on the hunt for the startups working to unlock technology for good. On 17 & 18 July 2019 at Unbound London, six of the most promising energy and healthcare startups from around the world will gather in Central London and compete in the Unbound London Tech for Good Startup Battle.

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Every year there are more than 300 million startups founded globally, and at this volume, it's hard to get your ideas heard. The Unbound50 provides leaders with a lasting community to connect with smart investors, industry-leading innovators and the right partners to collaborate and scale.

With each Unbound Festival, we select 50 emerging businesses building the future of tech. Founders are invited to exhibit their startup and take part in exclusive networking opportunities.  


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Female Founders Challenge


93% of all funds raised by European VC-backed companies went to all-male founding teams in 2018 (source: The underrepresentation of women in tech has to change. Since 2017, Unbound has been boosting female representation and inspiring women in tech globally.

Five leading female entrepreneurs will take to the Main Stage and pitch their business to a panel of smart investors, industry-leading innovators and serial entrepreneurs. Do you have what it takes to be one of them?


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Pitch to Investors


Stop wasting months chasing after angels and venture capitalists. Unbound provides founders with the opportunity to showcase your business directly to leading investors. Emerging and scaling businesses pitch on the Future Stage to invited senior regional and international VCs. 

Pitch to Investor spots are limited - don’t miss the opportunity to connect with angels and VCs. A two-minute Q&A with the panel follows each three-minute pitch. Founders then join an intimate networking session with invited investors.


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Startup Zone

You could just buy your ticket and network or you could position your emerging business at the heart of Unbound. Benefit from a relationship with the Unbound team and access an unrivalled audience of smart investors and leading business innovators from around the world.


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Scaleup Zone


The global stage of innovators is only going to get more crowded. Thought leadership can ensure a tech scaleup and its executive team stand out as innovation experts in your industry. 

Unbound presents ten scaling businesses with demonstrable growth the opportunity to be fast-tracked onto the festival's agenda. The scaleups secure a prime exhibition space and access to exclusive networking, including lounge access.


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