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Tech Trailblazers Awards quest for regional startup talent complete: Regional Cup Winners revealed

Top enterprise tech startups handpicked as leading regional innovators

London, UK – February 18th 2015 - The Tech Trailblazers Awards, the leading independent annual awards program for enterprise information technology startups, today revealed the winners of the Regional Cups – recognized as leading technologies in their respective geographical regions of North America, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America.

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Regional Cups Winning Trailblazers:

North American Cup Winner:
ZeroFOX - Baltimore, USA (@ZeroFOX),
www.zerofox.com
The Baltimore based winner which specialises in the infosecurity space also picked up the Security Tech Trailblazer Winners title this year.

European Cup Winner:
Eco4Cloud - Rende CS, Italy (@Eco4Cloud),
www.eco4cloud.com
Italian tech startup Eco4Cloud was also crowned this year’s Sustainable IT Trailblazer.

Middle East & Africa Cup Winner:
SQream Technologies - Ramat Gan, Israel (@SQreamTech),
www.sqreamtech.com
SQream Technologies was also named a runner up in our Big Data Trailblazers category this year, and a finalist in the CODE_n14 startup contest.

Asia Pacific Cup Winner:
Temasys Communications – Singapore (@Temasysrtc),
www.temasys.com.sg
Based in Singapore, WebRTC tech startup Temasys Communications was also named our Emerging Markets Trailblazer.

Latin American Cup Winner:
Sr. Pago - Álvaro Obregón, Mexico (@SrPagoOficial),
www.srpago.com
This Mexican tech startup was also a runner up in our Emerging Markets and FinTech Trailblazers categories.

This year’s Regional Cup winners continue their success in the competition, with all of the startups already identified as either a Tech Trailblazers technology category winner or runner-up.

Winners are determined by a combination of public voting and an extensive expert panel of judges from around the world. Industry analysts, editors, entrepreneurs, startup specialists and CTO’s from all backgrounds in enterprise technology have identified this year’s startup elite alongside the public vote.

Other Tech Trailblazers Awards categories include: big data, cloud, emerging markets, FinTech, IoT, mobile technology, networking, IT security, storage, sustainable IT and virtualization. The full list of winners can be found at www.techtrailblazers.com/winners

Rose Ross, Chief Trailblazer and founder of the awards, said “We are delighted to announce this year’s Regional Cups Winners as leading tech startups in their region and ones to watch for the year ahead. Throughout the competition we have seen so many fantastic concepts and technologies, and with the Regional Cups, can acknowledge and share top class tech innovations from every region.”

The next edition of the Tech Trailblazers Awards will open for entries later this year. Stay tuned at www.techtrailblazers.com or follow @Techtrailblaze on Twitter.

Notes to editors:
Media briefings and more information on awards and the Tech Trailblazers Tech Startup Index is available upon request.

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About the Tech Trailblazers Awards
www.techtrailblazers.com @techtrailblaze
Tech Trailblazers is a new concept in awards, designed explicitly for smaller businesses and startups that are five years old or less and at C-series funding or below. The awards have low barriers to entry and prizes that not only recognize startup innovation, but also proactively help startups grow their business with access to mentoring, development and prizes. The awards include the following categories:

  • Big Data Trailblazers
  • Cloud Trailblazers
  • Emerging Markets Trailblazers
  • FinTech Trailblazers
  • IoT Trailblazers
  • Mobile Trailblazers
  • Networking Trailblazers
  • Security Trailblazers
  • Storage Trailblazers
  • Sustainable IT Trailblazers
  • Virtualization Trailblazers

In addition to the above categories, all entrants are automatically entered into the Regional Trailblazers Cup competition free of charge. The Regional Cups categories are:

  • African and Middle East Trailblazers Cup
  • Asian-Pacific Trailblazers Cup
  • European Trailblazers Cup
  • Latin American Trailblazers Cup
  • North American Trailblazers Cup

Early stage startups (2 years and younger without VC funding) are able to apply for a chosen tech category free of charge via the new Firestarter bursary and automatically submitted for the new Firestarter award as well as their appropriate Regional Cup.

The Tech Trailblazers Awards prize fund is supported by sponsors and industry partners including AfriLabs, Amoo Venture Capital Advisory, beSUCCESS, bnetTV, BigDataStartups, China AXLR8R, the Cloud Security Alliance, Computing, ExecEvent, GFT, Gigaom, GoMoNews, The Green Grid, GSMA, The Icehouse, Innovation Warehouse, Internet of Things Events, IP EXPO Europe, Launchpad Europe, L'Informaticien, Lissted, MIT/Stanford Venture Lab, Mynewsdesk, The Next Silicon Valley, Outsource, Prezi, RealWire, Silicon Cape Initiative, Skolkovo, StarTau, Startup America, Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA), Tech in Asia, TechNode, TiE Silicon Valley, Wazoku, Ventureburn and VMware.