On Tuesday 2nd July 2019, over 380 of the most progressive angel, VC investors and industry leaders from across the UK gathered at Illuminate at the Science Museum in London for the 2019 UKBAA Angel Investment Awards.
Hundreds of applications were received and reviewed by over 40 leading judges to select the very best from across the UK’s investment ecosystem across 15 categories. The awards recognised top angels, leading VCs and the trailblazing businesses they back.
BEST NEW ENTRANT TO THE ECOSYSTEM
PRESENTED BY: Roderick Beer, UKBAA
RISING STAR: Conception X
Conception X initiated in UCL faculty of Engineering is bringing an entirely new approach to venture building working with PH Students enabling them to explore entrepreneurship through a deep tech programme of support, helping the students to commercialise new and original research, whilst fitting around their study schedules, enabling early breakthroughs of technological innovation. The initiative which is led by a fantastic team of women with strong representation of women entrepreneurs in the cohort has attracted extensive attention from investors, industry and academics and plans to expand to 10 further Universities by 2021.