** Application Deadline: 11:59pm 23 November**

KPMG’s Best British Tech Startup (BBTS) competition is open. To apply, request your application form here.

Since launching BBTS in 2013, this annual competition has been propelling forward the game changers, the disruptors and tech titans of tomorrow. BBTS finalists receive an incredible opportunity to profile their businesses to senior corporate decision makers, investors and the media. This includes presenting their business at Mobile World Congress (MWC) and Four Years from Now (4YFN) in Barcelona – the world’s largest annual mobile industry gathering. Applications close at 11.59pm on Friday 23 November 2018.


The Best British Tech Startup competition was formerly known as Best British Mobile Startup competition.

Winners package

Six finalists will win the opportunity to profile their startup:

Pitch on one of the main stages at the 2019 Four Years From Now (4YFN) and Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona.

Exhibit at 4YFN at a dedicated, prominent booth. The conference is attended by 20,000+ founders, investors and corporate decision makers from around the world. Flight, accommodation, exhibiting platform and conference pass are included.

Profile your business with the media before, during and after MWC, leveraging KPMG channels.

Attend national KPMG Inspiring Speakers events with business luminaires and CEOs from leading fast growth private UK business.

About Mobile World Congress


Mobile World Congress is the world’s largest annual mobile industry gathering. In 2018 the event attracted over 100,000 attendees from all parts of the world, including over 7,000 CEO participants, and 3,500 international media and analysts. Hundreds of investors attend the event in Barcelona all of whom are searching for the next business to get involved with.

What are we looking for?

Applicants are judged on three fundamental criteria:

Innovation and disruption: with respect to business model, market approach, processes, and/or technology.

Market potential: within existing market (and therefore taking market share) or in the creation of a new market segment.

Traction and momentum: with respect to funding raised, established distribution channels, industry partnerships, user growth and/or and growing sales.

At latter stages of the competition such as UK pitching heats and at Mobile World Congress, applicants will also be judged on their pitch quality.

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