Welcome to the Future Fifty Application Form
This application will take up to 20 minutes to complete. Please provide information about:
- Company Information
- Value Proposition - achievements, milestones, competitors
- Financial information including revenue, growth and funding
- Company founders, board and c-suite
- Potential for Scale
- International Expansion
- Marketing & Data Protection
Only companies that meet the criteria below will be forwarded to shortlisting:
HQ’d in UK
Series B+ and/or £5million in revenues with 50% year-on-year growth
A digital tech business with a product or service to sell
Ambition to scale
Future Fifty is not open to consultancies or agencies
Applications will be scored by our panel of judges on the following criteria:
Criterion 1 Value proposition: Your company's value proposition according to the market in which they operate.
Criterion 2 Performance and Funding Information: How do you meet the criteria of Series B or £5m in revenues with 50% YoY growth.
Criterion 3 Competitive Position: Is your competitive advantage clear? How does this impact your growth
Criterion 4 Achievements to date: Show significant achievements to date
Criterion 5: Job Creation: How have you contributed to the UK economy via job creation
Criterion 6: Potential for further scalability: How are you making a dent in your market through growth and impact.
Criterion 7: Should this company be in the Future Fifty?: How does your company represent the very best of UK tech?
What makes a good Future Fifty company?
An entrepreneurial company with global ambition
A compelling business idea that meets a genuine market need
Evidence of sizeable revenue and growth
A management team that shows conviction and purpose towards the company's goals
What separates a good application from a great one?
Clear, simple articulation of the offer, markets, technology and progress. Sometimes it’s impossible to decipher what the company actually does.
Take your time and answer every question.
Put supporting information in appendices (such as financial reports)
What tips would you give a founder who’s completing a Future Fifty application?
Do not assume we know your company in great detail, and please do not assume your website explains everything
Remember, we will keep your application confidential, so be honest about your answers
We care about governance and diversity – it matters for the long term
Don’t just cut and paste from your literature. It’s obvious
Applications are open until midnight on Sunday 3 November.
Applications Open17th Sept 2019
Applications Close5th November 2019
Applications reviewed12th November 2019
Shortlist finalisedDecember 2019
Applicants informed of statusJanuary 2020
Programme Kick-offMarch 2010
Unfortunately we cannot provide individual feedback on applications.
The above dates are subject to change.