AUTHOR: Valerie Carlson
DATE: August 16, 2022
Official Announcement: Guildhawk Joins Innovate UK Scaleup Programme
It is with great pleasure that we announce that the Innovate UK Scaleup Programme has chosen Guildhawk as one of a select group of companies to support on their journey to exponential growth.
The programme is designed to support highly innovative, ambitious, high-growth-oriented companies, who are already on their scaling journey, whose innovations or business models disrupt an existing market, and who are establishing or already implementing their international markets strategy. High-impact engagement and early-stage outcomes can include access to finance, investment readiness or internationalisation plans.
Guildhawk is a perfect candidate (…) and we are looking forward to helping it scale up, drive growth, and realise its potential as a high-performing and world-leading businessMaxine Adam, Head of Business Growth at Innovate UK
At the centre of the service is a team of high-calibre scaleup directors who operate together as a board and provide each of the companies on the programme with a matrix of skills and connectivity. The scaleup directors will help Guildhawk to structure our business for global growth and commercialise our new software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform – GAI, which stands for “Guildhawk AI.”
‘Guildhawk is honoured to have been accepted, following a rigorous three-stage screening process,’ says Guildhawk founder and coder, Jurga Zilinskiene MBE. She adds, ‘This is an amazing validation of our vision and market opportunity to help companies use their data to decarbonise because this is now one of the biggest challenges for humanity.’
This is an amazing validation of our vision and market opportunityJurga Zilinskiene MBE, Guildhawk CEO
Maxine Adam, Head of Business Growth at Innovate UK, says, ‘Our work with the Guildhawk team is a great example of just how much value this programme can add to the endeavours of the business leaders we support. The inputs are varied and blend strategic thinking with invaluable hands-on tactical guidance, to create outcomes that deliver real commercial advantage. It’s a pleasure working with Guildhawk’s directors at this pivotal time for their business.’
Speaking about the programme, she adds, ‘Admission onto the Scaleup Programme is a rigorous and highly selective process. To be eligible, selectors look for innovative, ambitious, high-growth-oriented companies that are already on their scaling journey. Guildhawk is a perfect candidate in this respect and, together with EEN, we are looking forward to helping it scale up, drive growth, and realise its potential as a high-performing and world-leading business.’
In addition to the programme directors, Steve Spark, an expert in SaaS digital transformation, has joined the Guildhawk team this week to help us commercialise the GAI solution. Guildhawk is also offering an opportunity to invest into our business. Presently, we are 100% owned by our founder, Jurga. HMRC has also approved EIS Advance Assurance to support our entry into new markets in SE Asia.
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