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Who Are the Most Influential Fintech Start-Ups Using Technology for Good?

Following the ‘Super Connect for Good’ competition, a list of the Top 100 Tech for Good start-ups and scale-ups has been released by Hays Technology and Empact Ventures.

The competition was established to spotlight the most influential emerging tech start-ups and scale-ups that are utilising technology to create a positive impact on people’s lives.

Out of this year’s entrants, some notable appearances include:

  • GoodBox – A fintech start-up that is developing contemporary contactless and digital fundraising technology to benefit the charity sector.
  • BrainBerry – Developers of artificial intelligence (AI) and personalised-enabled cognitive behavioural therapy to assist those with neurological symptoms, such as Alzheimer’s.
  • BeNosy – Fintech developers of a form of wearable technology that provides consumers with protection against air pollution.

The competition, which took place across 10 regions in the UK, Ireland and Europe, was judged by over 50 judges of regional experts, entrepreneurs, funders, and professionals.

“The list of the top 100 innovative start-ups and scale-ups showcases the exceptional creativity that the start-up scene has to offer across the UK, Ireland and Europe,” comments James Hallahan, Director, Hays Technology UK and Ireland. “Lots of the organisations featured are doing fantastic work using tech to highlight social change and make a difference to people’s lives. We’re looking forward to supporting these organisations on their next stage of growth to help accelerate their success.”

The regions covered by the competition included the North (North East, North West and Midlands), South (South East, South West, East England), London, Ireland (covering Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland), and a joint region of Scotland and Wales. This was in addition to 4 regions across Europe, including D-A-C-H and Nordics, France and BeNeLuX, Southern Europe and Centre and Eastern Europe.

The tech start-ups and scale-ups pitched their developments to innovation partners and judges at the virtual Top 100 Innovation Showcase event, which was held on 30th September 2021.

The regional judges will review all applications to decide which 10 regional winners will be invited to pitch at the Virtual Final, which is scheduled to take place on 18th November 2021. Finalists will go head-to-head to become the Super Connect for Good 2021 Overall Champion.

Kosta Mavroulakis, Founder and CEO, Empact Ventures
Kosta Mavroulakis, Founder and CEO, Empact Ventures

“We are delighted to announce the Super Connect for Good Top 100 finalists who are truly making an aggregate social impact through technology that is really changing people’s lives,” said Kosta Mavroulakis, Founder and CEO, Empact Ventures. “It has been fantastic to open the competition up to companies across Europe, and we are excited to embark on the next stages to crown our winners over the coming months, and super connect them to scale their impact.”

Alongside Hays Technology and Empact Ventures, the competition was backed by partners including Seedrs, RTC North, Linkilaw Solicitors, Red Flag Alert, Dublin BIC, Boardroom Advisors, Top Business Tech, and HealthTech World.


  • Tyler is a fintech journalist with specific interests in online banking and emerging AI technologies. He began his career writing with a plethora of national and international publications.

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