Nick and Anita Allott, founders of nquiringminds, celebrated being named in the top fifty entrepreneurs of the global number one university business incubator, SETsquared, at the House of Commons last Wednesday.
The nquiringminds founders were on an exclusive list selected from over 1,000 entrepreneurs who have been supported by SETsquared during the last 15 years. SETsquared supports high growth tech companies that have had significant economic impact. Collectively SETsquared businesses have raised over £1bn of investment and created over 9,000 jobs.
The announcement took place on 29 March 2017, the historic day Prime Minister Theresa May triggered Article 50 to leave the EU, serving as a reminder of the UK’s strength in innovation and entrepreneurship in the global market. The companies honoured have reached milestone achievements, including raising significant investment, exporting products globally, creating thousands of jobs or achieving a world first.
Speaking of the achievement Nick Allott said:
nquiringminds is doing really exciting things through its work in the internet of things and its smart applications for cities. We are proud to be selected from 1,000 British entrepreneurs to join SETsquared and the top 50 at the House of Commons
SETsquared worked with an expert panel of investors and innovation corporate leaders to select the Top 50 Entrepreneurs; which includes companies from across various industries such as: health, green technology, 5G and wireless communication. Michael Queen, an investor on the panel, said:
Creating a successful business requires talented entrepreneurs and a great idea but this isn’t enough. SETsquared acts as a catalyst providing support, logistics, training and mentoring to turn dreams into reality. Over the last 15 years SETsquared has made a major contribution to building a dynamic technology based business sector in the UK
The reception at the House of Commons was an opportunity for the entrepreneurs to celebrate their achievements along with MPs and special guests; as well as sharing stories on how they have successfully raised investment, exported products globally or had a major impact on their industry. Simon Bond, Innovation Director at SETsquared, commented:
When I look back on the last 15 years, I am overwhelmed by the talent and achievements of the entrepreneurs that SETsquared has supported. They have brought world-leading innovations to market and these have been exported across the globe. SETsquared has provided support and a network for these entrepreneurs including access to mentors, experts, international markets and investors, and they are now out there doing SETsquared and the UK proud.
To see the full top 50 list visit: www.setsquared.co.uk/top50