The 2018 Disrupt South West Index
Introducing the Top 25 South West Disrupter Businesses
The DisruptSW index celebrates local ventures that have the very real potential to shake up their respective industries, both in the UK and on a global scale.
Since 2002, 52% of the Fortune 500 companies are no longer around. Most now only have a life expectancy of 15-20 years. It’s no wonder there are so many new startups grasping at their chance to disrupt their industry.
We analyse and track new ventures against a 3-P axis - People, Product and Potential – to identify truly disruptive businesses. We go beyond looking at current performance and market size, instead studying everything from the founding team and investors, to the technology and ambition – plus a whole lot more in between.
Compiling our final 25 has been no easy feat, but after studying a range of exciting local ventures, we’ve identified a rich and diverse group of innovative and engaging businesses who are scaling fast and help to showcase our region as an innovation hub, not just within the UK, but around the world.
After much deliberation, our judges have settled on their top five (with a tie for fifth). Without further ado, here they are:
Evolving medical imaging.
Hydrogen fuel cell eco car company.
Connecting people and shops to cut food waste.
4. interactive scientific
Visualising the world’s biggest scientific concepts.
Transforming mental healthcare delivery.
=5. Immersive labs
Solving the cyber skills shortage.
Congratulations to each of them.
Of course, being included in the Disrupt SW index is an achievement in its own right. Here are the rest of the businesses which made it into the Index:
Truly personalised audio experience.
blu wireless technology
Pioneering 5G communication systems.
Simple, no hassle renting.
Customised drone technology.
Automating customer advocacy.
eat me app
Make any fridge a smart fridge.
Paper-thin plastic reflective displays.
Intelligent sensor technology for transport.
Gender pay gap analysis and transparency software.
Connecting video game streamers and publishers.
Aeroponic irrigation for vertical farms.
Reward app for better driving.
Connecting hospitality staff to shifts.
Digital mapping and data for complex places.
Platform for charities, business and communities.
Applying 3D and AI to ocean surveys.
Personalised event discovery.
walk to beat
Walking aid for people with Parkinson’s.
we build bots
Changing customer service and engagement.