West Midlands entrepreneurs have secured the opportunity to develop their business ideas after winning a competition aimed at fast-tracking new technologies.

The SuperTech Seeds competition has winners including Birmingham-based Nick Winder, hoping to help solve the logistics recruitment crisis, fintech product manager Julia Druck from Warwick, creating a new way to manage and repay the UK’s £54bn credit card debt, plus Ali Kazmi, who is developing an Islamic finance equity investment platform.

Other winners include sisters Sharon Byatt and Mandy Colledge from Halesowen who are looking to change how businesses recruit IT professionals and Niall Brady and Gill Stewart, who are helping leaseholders take over the management of their apartment blocks and control service charges.

The five business ideas are now going through to development and launch. Funding is provided by the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) and technology partner Million Labs.

SuperTech aims to help these founders turn these innovative ideas into flourishing businesses, through fully funded no-code technology development.

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