Tech companies compete in Discovering Start-Ups Competition

Cambridge Wireless (CW) and SETsquared are inviting emerging UK and international early-stage technology companies and digital entrepreneurs to win the chance to pitch their technology and business ideas at the Discovering Start-Ups Competition.

Winner 2014: Speechmatics

Winner 2014: Speechmatics

To be  held at Deloitte’s London offices on 21 October 2015, the free to enter competition will bring together disruptive tech newcomers and an expert panel of judges from the technology and investment sector, including Google, BT, Broadcom, IBM, Deloitte, Orange Labs, Samsung, London Business Angels and Cambridge Angels.

“I’m looking forward to seeing more start-ups with breakthrough mobile communications applications than ever entering this year’s DS competition. Many participants from previous years have gone on to achieve great successes with their businesses and I hope this year’s competitors will do the same – or even better!” said Simon Bond, a director at SETsquared.

The Discovering Start-Ups competition serves as a unique platform for start-ups to showcase their innovative technologies, network and help them gain exposure and traction.

Comments from previous winners:

“We have had enormous traction since being a winner of Discovering Start-Ups, including winning key clients such as BBC, McKinsey and the UK Government, and signing a seven-figure non-exclusive licence deal; we’re now in a position to rapidly expand our team and drive the business forward,” said Benedikt von Thüngen, CEO of Speechmatics, cloud-based, multilingual speech recognition start-up.

“Since DS14, we have seen an increased awareness of our innovative solutions by healthcare groups and providers of services to the healthcare sectors that has resulted in several requests for partnering opportunities,” said Kevin Auton, founder and managing director at Aseptika (Activ8rlives).

The 6th Discovering Start-Ups Competition (DS15) is now open for UK and international entries. The deadline for applications is 14 September 2015.



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