Elemental crowned tech rising stars

Hundreds of firms across the UK entered, and after a rigorous selection and elimination process, Londonderry-based Elemental Software has secured the ultimate accolade in a prestigious listing of the tech industry’s rising stars.

Leeann Monk Ozgul, COO and Jennifer Neff, CEO of Elemental Software with the prestigious UK Rising Star award
Leeann Monk Ozgul, COO and Jennifer Neff, CEO of Elemental Software with the prestigious UK Rising Star award

Out of over 330 applicants, Elemental has been named a winner in the Tech Nation Rising Stars 3.0 which celebrates innovative, scaling tech companies across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The awards process has a number of stages – the selection of the top 100, top 20 and finally the top 10, and Elemental has been named in that final listing, featuring as a winner.

Judges of the competition said that Elemental was chosen as a winner due to its ‘Strong value proposition given the pandemic, integration of the major clinical systems, extensive industry recognition and female founders with relevant experience’.

Founded by entrepreneurs Jennifer Neff and Leeann Monk-Ozgul, Elemental Software provides the technical infrastructure and expertise for the social prescribing model of care to be established, grown and its impact measured. It currently helps to connect over 75,000 people across the UK and Ireland into vital support and activities in their local community that have a positive impact on their lives.

Elemental has continued to grow its customer footprint throughout the past year during the pandemic increasing the size of its team by 63%, as more and more health care trusts, local councils, community and voluntary sector organisations, housing associations and prisons see the difference that Elemental can make to reducing the avoidable health inequalities in their communities.

CEO and Co-Founder of Elemental, Jennifer Neff said: “Winning Rising Stars really shows all the hard work, determination, and all the passion that goes into Elemental, especially during this past year. Throughout, our focus has remained on our primary mission, halting health inequalities whilst keeping our business going during the pandemic. We have seen a dramatic increase in the adoption of Elemental across the UK and Ireland and as a result we’ve created more jobs and are empowering more people.”

Elemental looks to the future as social prescribing continues to grow and it continues to invest in the platform and its people.

COO and Co-Founder of Elemental, Leeann Monk-Ozgul continued: “We are delighted that Elemental’s growth story has been recognised in becoming winners of Rising Stars. The dramatic increase in the number of social prescriptions being made since COVID-19 has underlined the social prescribing model of care’s vital role in helping thousands of people cope with the added impact of the pandemic. We’ve an exciting R&D roadmap that is helping Elemental to maintain our relevance, stay ahead of market trends and expand into new geographical markets and sectors.”

Gary Davidson, Investment Lead @ Tech Nation added: “It brings me so much joy to see Elemental be crowned as a Tech Nation Rising Star winner. It’s a real testament to the team’s ambition to scale and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for them.”

Tech Nation is hosting a digital showcase for the winners on Thursday, February 25 at 10.30am, to highlight the success of the winners. It will be an opportunity to network with leading UK tech organisations, speak to and find out more about the winners and celebrate their success.

Earlier this week, Elemental announced an Invest NI-supported investment of £1.2million to develop its business and create eight new jobs.

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