Picture Gallery: Discovering Start-Ups 2015, the winners

The strength of current UK-based technology start-ups was evident at the Discovering Start-Ups 2015 competition when the winners were announced in London today.

The winners ranged from smart glasses for the blind and an online platform for gene testing to an industrial wireless sensor network, real-time risk assessment system for cyber-attacks and a new reversible software debugger.

The judges included executives from Samsung, Qualcomm Ventures, MediaTek Labs, Deloitte, IBM, Telecom Italia and Google.

The Discovering Start-Ups competition is organised by Cambridge Wireless and the SETsquared Partnership and supported by techUK and UK Trade & Investment.

The five winners were:

  • Converge, a start-up co-founded by two physicists from Cambridge to deal with the huge amounts of data that will be produced by wireless sensor networks. www.converge.io
  • Belfast-based Cyberlytic develops software using machine learning and adaptive rules to provide real–time risk assessment of cyber-attacks. www.cyberlytic.com
  • Gene Adviser is a Cambridge-based start-up creating an online marketplace for genetic tests that gives doctors and patients access to genetic testing from leading laboratories across Europe and rest of the world. www.geneadviser.co.uk
  • GiveVision has developed application software for smart glasses to be used as eyes for blind people by converting visual information into audio cues. www.givevision.net
  • Undo Software has a reversible debugger to find the root cause of bugs, allowing developers to see everything a program has done including every memory access and every instruction executed. www.undo-software.com

David Cleevely, chair of CW Discovering Start-Ups, writes:

“The annual competition has always been a great showcase for emerging companies and this year’s winners reflect the wide diversity of today’s tech start-ups. While many companies were looking for funding, others were more interested in strategic partnerships and connections with high-profile and expert judges.”

The prize package included one year Founder Membership with Cambridge Wireless, £500 cash award courtesy of Qualcomm Ventures, a place on the SETsquared Entrepreneur Training Programme and the opportunity to pitch at the ‘Future of Wireless International Conference 2016’.

“It’s been another extraordinary year for Discovering Start-Ups – once again providing an unbeatable showcase that places talented tech entrepreneurs in front of 30 world class investors and industry experts,” said SETsquared’s Innovation Director, Simon Bond.


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