ConnectTVT, the Reading-based platform connecting and championing the Thames Valley’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and tech economy, has unveiled its latest cohort of 50 Game Changers in the Thames Valley.
Working with EY and Oracle, ConnectTVT collaborated with regional incubators and accelerators, universities and investors to collate this year’s list of 50 Game Changers.
The cohort includes early stage startups including take-away food ratings platform Fungry, and clean-eating snack brand Primal Pantry; as well as established, fast-growing scaleups such as data, business insight and engagement tools provider Artesian.
ConnectTVT founder Louize Clarke said: “People always ask me what makes a Game Changer – it’s not about highest turnover companies, but those championing change. We need to encourage a diverse mix of businesses across our innovation layers. There’s so much more work to do, starting with more affordable incubation space.”
Richard Baker, managing partner at EY in the Thames Valley agreed, stating that the time has come for government, third parties and the local business community to collaborate in order to create a unified strategy. Doing so, he said, will help to “foster and attract the next generation of Game Changers”.
The companies that named in this year’s list are as follows: