Who will be named this year's enterprise tech startup stars? Only 3 days left to support your favourite finalists
London, UK - 14th January 2015 - The Tech Trailblazers Awards, the first annual awards program for enterprise information technology startups, will be closing their online voting on 16th January at 23.59 Pacific time. Startups from a range of enterprise IT areas were handpicked by the esteemed judging panel of industry experts, with the general public currently deciding who will be crowned this year's Tech Trailblazers. Click here to view the finalists and make your mark: www.techtrailblazers.com/award-categories
The Tech Trailblazers has welcomed finalists from around the globe, in the categories of Big Data, Cloud, Emerging Markets, FinTech, IoT, Mobile, Networking, Security, Storage, Sustainable IT and Virtualization. This edition also introduced the Firestarter award, designed for category startups 2 years and younger, and below Series A funding. It was created to ensure entry fees were not a barrier for new startups still securing major funding from VCs.
Aside from exposure to industry experts and recognition in the media, winners can look forward to prizes to make their business even more successful.
Rose Ross, Chief Trailblazer and founder of the awards said "We look forward to announcing the winners soon, and with only 3 days left to vote we await the final scores on the doors to round the competition off. We've seen such a high standard of compelling technologies this year across all categories, including some fantastic ideas and solutions in our newcomer areas of FinTech and IoT (Internet of Things). If you haven't voted yet, head to www.techtrailblazers.com/award-categories to help decide the finalists' fate in the awards!"
About the Tech Trailblazers Awards
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 will be announced at the end of November and the individual Cups 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) will be able to apply for a chosen tech category free of charge via the new Firestarter bursary and will also be 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, IAB Pro, 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, Ventureburn and VMware.