Manchester-based ground transport platform Jyrney has been named as one of five regional in Tech Nation’s fourth Rising Stars competition.
The start-up will now progress with four other north west regional finalists to the national finals involving 50 start-ups from 10 areas across the UK.
Jyrney has developed a modern mobility technology platform to connect travel and transport companies with a network of ground transport providers.
It enables travellers to book safe and affordable private hire and taxi’s through their existing travel provider.
Jyrney will now be inducted into the Tech Nation alumni network, giving it access to networking opportunities and coloration with similar stage companies.
Daniel Price, chief executive and co-founder of Jyrney, said: “To have Jyrney recognised alongside these amasing technology startups is a great privilege.
“Many of these businesses were either started or pivoted during the challenging last two years, their place on this list a testament to their resilience.
“With travel still recovering from the effects of the pandemic, but becoming more regionalised, I see the importance of connected, low emission mobility increasing over the next five years.
“Our core mission is to make the world’s last mile content easy to access and it’s why we have developed a world class platform that will plug into existing travel and transport systems to provide access to thousands of mobility options.
“With vehicle ownership set to decline, and an increasing desire from customers to book mobility with the travel companies they trust, we look forward to connecting these applications with a global supply base.”
Esme Caulfield, competitions lead at Tech Nation, added: “ It is amazing to see so many inspiring companies innovating to change our world for the better.
“This year’s regional winners represent the brightest and the best of UK tech and talent, and I’m excited to see what they do next.”