Exceptional Promise endorsement GET (business route application)

Hi all,

I get the endorsement :tada: :tada:and want to thank the members here that share their own experiences which help me a lot. Here is my case. Hope it helps!

Evidence collect from mid September
Home office stage 1 submit date: 21 Oct 2022
Tech Nation submits date: 23 Oct 2022
Tech Nation endorsement receive date: 7 Nov 2022
Home office stage 2 submit date: 7 Nov 2022
Global talent visa granted: 8 Nov 2022

My background:

I’m a co-founder and COO of a raw material trading startup which specializes in providing a B2B digital platform for digitizing the entire supply chain and the patent inventor of the platform. My partner and I started the company 2 years ago and we just got seed funding some months ago.

Letter of Recommendation:

LOR1: President of the stock exchange who manages an information technology company owned by the government of my country.

LOR2: CEO of Digital product agency.

LOR3: CEO of an IT Services and IT Consulting company.


You have received nationally or internationally recognised prizes or awards for excellence specifically in the digital technology sector, as evidenced by the award itself, reference letter(s) from leading industry expert(s) describing your achievement, or as evidenced by news clippings or similar evidence.

Evidence 1) An invitation email to participate the Global Startup Program selected by my country’s Trade Agency that partners with a technology accelerator from the USA (1.5 pages). A reward ceremony invitation email for the most important recognitions for business activity awarded each year in my country (1.5 pages).


Published material in professional or major trade publications or major media about the applicant related to the applicant’s work in the digital technology sector. You must include the title, date and evidence that you are the author of such published material and any necessary translation.

Evidence 2) Forbes online article about me and my business.


You command a high salary or other remuneration for your services, as evidenced by commercial or employment contracts with salary information including any bonus and equity options and history of earnings.

Evidence 3) Bank money-in transaction record as “salary” (the right term should be revenue that I get from my company) sent from my company (2 pages). Official “salary” statistics of my country to make a comparison(1 page).


How do I demonstrate that I have a proven track record or examples of innovation in the digital technology sector as a founder or senior executive of a product-led digital technology company or an employee working in a new digital field or concept?

Evidence 4) Audited account of last year

Evidence 5) Projections for current financial year.

Evidence 6) Two patent registrations including verifiable ID.

Evidence 7) Company registration which shows my company is an innovative startup.


How do I demonstrate that I have made a significant technical, commercial or entrepreneurial contributions to the field as a founder, senior executive, board member or employee of a product-led digital technology company?

Evidence 8) Company registration includes shareholding information and my position on the board (2 pages). A currency exchange statement with the UK online banking company shows the ongoing business and cooperation (1 page).

Evidence 9) A letter from the government declaring my company is awarded a public tender which is with technological content.

Evidence 10) The valuation report of my company issued by a British company.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me. I’m happy to help!


Congratulations. Your application is unique, not the usual type of evidence. All the best.

Where do I find this level and quality of people to recommend me if I don’t have access to them?

If you have professional experience in digital technology [product-led company] then ask the senior managers/CEO/CTO/(Co)-Founder.

If you don’t, then I don’t think this visa is applicable for you.

Hi Francisca,

Thanks you for answering my questions during my document preparation!

Hi Shalom,

I would say that try to contact all the connections you have or start building through Linkedin or any social media who is professional in digital technology. You may have some new access.

You are welcome . Glad to see you are paying it forward.

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Can you please advise who to address the recommendation letter to?



You can address it to Tech nation

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Congratulations !!
Can you please help me to prepare for same .need some sample of evidence and Letter of Recommendation

Hi @vishal.g852811,

Thanks for the congratulations.
Sample of evidence I listed above. Do you need some specific evidence in detail? So I can try to help better.
Regarding the sample of LoR, Tech Nation does not suggest using a sample. Following the guideline that Tech Nation provides to write, it won’t go wrong. Good luck.

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MC 1 High Salary (Evidence; Contract of employment)
MC2 Led the marketing or business development at a product-led digital technology company (Evidence; Internal Newsletter on Multi million USD deal win)
MC 3 Evidence of speaking at high-profile digital technology sector events. (News clippings of the tech event where I spoke)

OC 1 How do I demonstrate that I have made a significant, commercial or entrepreneurial contributions to the field…(President’s club email and award plaque
also screenshot of sales credit and earnings from internal Customer relationship platform) (Proof of Sales generated in Multi national deals)
OC 2 (Recognized and awarded a Fellowship of the Institute of Management Consultants. This is in recognition of my contribution to the development of the Management Industry)

Does this sound like a strong application?I am particularly worried about the suitability of the second Optional Criteria.@Francisca_Chiedu could you please help review this?

@Babalola_Oladokun Your evidence is scanty. You need more examples in each criteria.
Your mandatory criteria needs external sources that can be verified.
How is award from Institute of Management Consultants related to digital technology?
You really have to read the TN guideline thoroughly and align your evidence correctly to the criteria.

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Are you applying for exceptional talent or promise? Internal newsletter doesn’t show national or international recognition of your work. This is more like internal company award which is not acceptable for MC. The digital technology event, how many people attended the event, do you have evidence of number of attendees, videos and pictures? Both evidence for OC1 and OC2 are not sufficient.

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Hi Francesca,

I am applying for exceptional talent. (I have 20 years of experience)
For the Digital technology event, I actually have 3 events, one organized in conjunction with a Foreign Mission. The other event was an Industry event. The onsite and online attendance was over a thousand people.

Are there other suggestions of what can be used as optional criteria for business route?


Thanks a lot for the input

Have you explored the options listed in the tech nation guide?