Recite Me has won a place on technology giant Sage’s Start-up exchange competition in Atlanta, USA, to help us to grow our business overseas.
We were picked as one of four start-ups that will travel to Atlanta to take part in a programme to help launch Recite Me in the US market and grow our business in foreign markets.
The exchange offers two C-Level executives from North East companies the opportunity to join a five day Start-up Exchange in Atlanta.
This will connect us with national and regional decision makers, and engage with investors and business leaders in our industry.
The programme was launched by Sage in partnership with the Department for International Trade, Newcastle City Council, Invest Atlanta, and the Atlanta Mayor’s Office.
Two start-ups from Atlanta will travel to the UK as part of the programme.
Greg Hands, the Minister of State in the Department for International Trade, said: “Drone Ops and Recite Me are showcasing the sort of creativity and innovation, which makes the North East a globaltech hub.
“It’s great to see them given this opportunity to reach new international customers with Department for International Trade support along with Sage, Invest Atlanta and the City of Newcastle.”
Alan Laing, managing director for UK and Ireland at Sage, said: “Sage started as a small business in the North East of England back in 1981 so we understand the mentality and raw ambition business owners here have particularly at this early phase of their growth.
“We know by nurturing innovation early in a business’ life cycle you can improve their growth prospects. This programme is important to Sage, as the champion of small and medium businesses.
“We want to help give back and provide businesses with invaluable support and guidance for taking their next steps, whether that’s growing, expanding into new markets, or looking at how tech can help them be at the forefront of innovation.
“Ultimately, that helps the UK economy - as these businesses have a vital role to play in boosting productivity and fuelling the economic growth within their region.”
Ross Linnett, CEO and Founder and Recite Me, said:
“I’d like to thank Sage on behalf of everyone at Recite Me for recognising our success to date and giving us an opportunity to grow overseas.
“We’re thrilled about this chance to meet new people and grow our business in the USA thanks to this wonderful opportunity from Sage.
“It’s great to see Sage, a multinational with its roots and headquarters in Newcastle, offering opportunities like this to businesses based in the North East of England.
“We intend to make the most of our exchange in Atlanta, which hosts the U.S. headquarters of companies like Coca-Cola and CNN, and take the opportunity to grow our business in the USA.”