Silicon Canal: Start-up Stories

Who doesn’t love a good start-up story? Well, we have not one, but FOUR for you to sink your teeth into, all from Birmingham-based founders who will share the ugly truths and beautiful challenges they have encountered on their journeys so far.

So grab some popcorn and a bevvy, and join us on Zoom during Birmingham Tech Week for a little inspiration and your opportunity to ask these tech entrepreneurs for the secret tips and tricks of being a successful start-up in this wonderful city.

Birmingham Tech Week is run in association with:


Sukhveer Atwal
Girls Lead

Sonu Bubna

Shrevan Marath
Work Simplr

Rich Westman 

This event is brought to you by:

Our headline sponsor

NatWest is the UK’s biggest supporter of SMEs, and as part of this we are committed to removing barriers and providing more opportunities to help companies grow. Our services include traditional bank lending, bespoke support for entrepreneurs, and working with a range of partners across sectors to ensure businesses thrive.

Enterprise is central to our purpose-led strategy, and we have developed a range of programmes to enable business owners to succeed. We have over 500 accredited Women in Business specialists across the UK and have supported more than 19,000 entrepreneurs through our Business Builder and Accelerator programme. Our Dream Bigger initiative has been created to encourage young women in UK secondary schools to consider STEM subjects and Entrepreneurship as a career option.

NatWest’s Business Builder and  Entrepreneur Accelerator programmes are offered free of charge to support the crucial Tech segment, helping these businesses start, scale and succeed. Our Accelerator was recently voted the Number 1 Accelerator for Growth in the UK, by independent consultancy Beauhurst.

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