Amiqus wins Deloitte’s Scottish ‘Disrupt the Enterprise’ technology prize

A platform that allows regulated professionals to securely collect client ‘on-boarding’ information and documents, has won business consultancy firm Deloitte’s Disrupt the Enterprise competition.

The annual pitch competition invites Scotland’s technology start-ups to showcase their ideas in front of a panel of industry-leaders. The winners, Amiqus, focus on “fast and secure anti-money laundering, identity and compliance checks, through digital verification and complete granular level screening checks”.

Amiqus scooped the top prize of being supported by Deloitte, including the secondment of a consulting analyst into the start-up for six months. Founder and chief executive Callum Murray, said: “We’re delighted to be recognised by Deloitte and win Disrupt the Enterprise 18.

“Their support and seconded resource within our team over the coming six months arrives at the perfect time as we continue to grow across sectors in the UK and make steps towards the US market.”

Six finalists were invited to Deloitte’s Greenhouse facility in Edinburgh to present their ideas to a panel of judges, including Roz Cuschieri, board member of Emily’s Crisps and Social Bite Ltd, Polly Purvis OBE, chief executive of Scotland IS and board chair at Code Clan, and Deloitte partners Stacey Winters and Rich Hurley.

“The pace at which technology is changing and the extent this is impacting upon the business landscape is staggering,” said Hurley.

“What we have seen today is some of Scotland’s most disruptive start-ups demonstrating how they intend to seize these opportunities and solve problems that may not even exist yet, but are inevitable.

“We look for pitches that tell the story of the business; who they are, where their idea came from, and crucially, how they see the business growing in the days to come. We need to understand why the business really is innovative, why it is a step ahead and what sets it apart from all the others enterprises competing in that space.

“We’d like to thank all the businesses and innovators that took part in the competition and we hope that each of them has been able to take something positive from the experience.”