Master the Demand-driven Product Development

Master the Demand-driven Product Development

Become part of a dynamic community with а fast ticket to UK market opportunities and Government incentives

UK Department for International Trade is co-organising with Questups a 3 events sequel program with top dealmakers and mentors to help companies master demand-driven customer-centric product development.

Meet customer development, sales, and investment experts to calibrate and accelerate your soft-launch on the UK market.

Apply before 27th September answering a few questions about Your UK Target!

Become part of a dynamic community with а fast ticket to UK market opportunities and Government incentives

UK Department for International Trade is co-organising with Questups a 3 events sequel program with top dealmakers and mentors to help companies Master the Process for Customer-Based Product Development.

Meet customer development, sales and investment experts to calibrate and accelerate your launch on the UK market.

Apply before 27th September answering a few questions about Your UK Target!

Join the workshop and unlock your access to the UK market

Connect with high net worth advisers and get tailored assistance on how to build a sustainable business in the UK

Round Table Discussion on How to Support Bulgarian Tech Scale- Ups To Land in the UK.

The Department for International Trade at the British Embassy provides significant support for Bulgarian tech companies to set up in the UK and access finance, market and tech ecosystem – including the highly successful Tech Prosperity Bridge programme, now in its thrid season.  However, given the huge potential of the Bulgarian tech sector, there is more that can be done, including (potentially) setting up an Innovation Hub based on the successful Bulgarian Innovation Hub model in Silicon Valley.  We would very much welcome your contribution to this discussion, along with other key players in the Bulgarian tech eco system.

Agenda:

10:30 Welcome note
• His Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for Europe,
Chris Barton
10:40 The BRIDGE Season 3 – DIT UK Special Guests to showcase
UK opportunities, access to sector knowledge, acceleration
programs and funding solutions
• Cristina Dragu, FDI Director
• Martin Ring & Tim Luft, GEP Dealmakers
• Peter Gillingwater & Fiona McCullagh, Newfound Global,
UK Tech Nation partner
11:30 Bloomberg TV “The Daring” programme
• Tanya Krasteva, Editor-in-Chief, Bloomberg TV Bulgaria
11:45 Bulgaria Innovation Hub in London – Progress/Next Steps
• Bojidar Neychev and Genoveva Hristova- Murray,
Board Members, British Bulgarian Business Association
12:00 Networking Sandwich Lunch with Tech Candidates for Bloomberg “The Daring”
programme
12:30 onwards Your 121 Meeting with The BRIDGE DIT UK Special guests

Onsite event, 5 October 2022

Please confirm your wish to book a meeting, together with your RSVP.

Eligible candidates:

  • Your business is an established tech company, based in Romania, Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Serbia, Bosnia Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo or Albania
  • Your product and/or service can have International applicability;
  • You haven’t established a presence in the UK and are interested in setting up in the UK within the next 2 years;
  • You have established in the UK and want to scale the business;
If the above criteria applies to you, please complete and submit the application form before 27th September.

Apply before 27th September answering a few questions about Your UK Target if:

  • Your business is an established tech company, based in Romania, Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Serbia, Bosnia Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo or Albania
  • Your product and/or service can have International applicability;
  • You haven’t established a presence in the UK yet and are interested in setting up in the UK within the next 2 years;
  • You have established in the UK and want to scale the business;
If the above criteria applies to you, please complete and submit the application form before 27th September.

Let's complete your UK market quests!

Let's complete your UK market quests!

Why the UK?

1st in the EU to reach 100 Unicorns, more than Germany, France and the Netherlands combined!
1st most attractive investment destination in Europe
1st in Europe and 3rd globally for growing and scaling-up business
1st in G7 for research,
impact and reach
1st in G20 as a globally connected economy
1st most attractive investment destination in Europe
1st in Europe and 3rd globally for growing and scaling-up business
1st in G7 for research, impact and reach
1st in G20 as a globally connected economy

Strategic support

Support every step to the UK market by integrating DIT inward investment services, free of charge and commercial-in-confidence. Grow together with our network of tech specialists, cross-sector experts and business dealmakers.

Investor readiness

Get access to VCs and angels network for follow up funding. Receive up-to-date information about UK grants and Government funding programs to increase your opportunities for regional collaboration.

Tailored Program

Be part of the one-to-one meetings with dedicated mentors and get tailored project management resources that fit your company needs and requirements.

Go-to-market

Scale your business in the UK by pitching your idea and exploring regional soft-landing solutions. Get in contact with UK Tech Ecosystem attractions.

Everything you need to master your product launch in the UK

From strategic partnerships to funding and sales

Meet the rockstar speakers

Get support for your every soft-landing step to the UK market!
Martin Ring
Dealmaker for the Global Entrepreneur Programme

Director of Wolves Summit with a strong track record of introducing investments to the CEE

Tim Luft
Dealmaker for the Global Entrepreneur Programme

Entrepreneur with 20 years UK and international business experience

Peter Gillingwater
CEO at Newfound

Founder & CEO of Newfound Global. We work with ambitious technology companies to find the best people, expertise and insights they need to validate, plan and scale into new markets.

Fiona McCullagh
Connector | Growth Strategist

Experienced Customer Manager with demonstrated success in partnering with technology businesses expanding and scaling internationally.

Valuable Mentors

Your soft landing as a tech company wouldn't be possible without the continuous support of the DIT mentors.
Nigel Jones
Member of the Board of Advisors at Prolific North

Northern Powerhouse Investment Hub

Cristina Dragu
Director | CEN – North Macedonia, BiH, Bulgaria, Serbia, Romania

Foreign Direct Investment, DIT

Dimitar Karamanchev
CEO, Questups & President, Start It Smart

Saving tech CEOs time and money achieving product-market fit

GROW your company by joining the 2023 TechProsperity Bridge

GROW your company by joining the 2023 TechProsperity Bridge

Organisers

Department for International Trade (DIT) organizes the 2023 UK TechProsperity Bridge Program. It is the specialist Government department that supports foreign companies seeking to set up or expand in the UK, and UK based companies to trade internationally.

DIT and regional partners offer free, confidential and tailored support in a number of key areas:

  • Providing specialist advice directly to investors about the business environment  in the UK, including tax, access to finance, banking, research and development  (R&D), visas and skills.
  • Advising on access to the UK’s broad spectrum of financial and tax incentives
  • Available to investors, including through the Free Ports programme.
  • Providing financial modelling to compare the UK against other locations by  quality, risk and profit after tax.

Introducing investors to potential future partners, including universities, local  innovators in the supply chain, and local government.

  • Continuing support after a business has invested in the UK –providing named  ‘account managers’ to assist with expansion, representing a company’s interests  in government and, where necessary, resolve investment environment  blockages.
  • Encouraging exports of invested companies, including through our world-class
  • Export Credit Agency UK Export Finance.
  • Entrepreneurial assistance through a network of mentors to help make a  commercial success of early-stage companies.
  • VC matchmaking campaign and GEP platform, where a whole team of dealmakers are dedicated to help companies with plans to HQ in the UK
  • Supporting major investments by providing concierge style support through the  Office for Investment (OFI), including accompanied visits and bespoke identification of  site options.

Questups is a co-organizer of the events at the 2023 UK TechProsperity Bridge Program empowering the spin-off of successful products for the UK market. Get in-depth benchmarking, recommendations and access to the right experts, partnerships and investors from the UK. Execute your product strategy the optimal way in terms of timing, positioning and resources for soft-landing.

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