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Tech Trailblazers Awards blazes more tech startup trails across Asia Pacific with DaD Asia Partnership

Press release   •   Sep 03, 2013 13:30 UTC

Search in Asia for best big data, cloud, mobile, networking, security, storage and virtualization startups and an APAC Cup winner intensifies

Shanghai and London – Tuesday, 3rd September 2013 – With just a few weeks before entries close, the Tech Trailblazers Awards has partnered another startup initiative in Asia, DaD Asia.

DaD Asia is an Internet business incubator located in Shanghai and active in China that provides entrepreneurs the resources, including mentoring and Seed capital to launch their projects from the very beginning. DaD Asia offers entrepreneurs the possibility to create partnerships and synergies with other companies or find “smart capital” for the growth of their projects.

DaD Asia is also a web-based platform offering qualified investors the opportunity to explore and invest in a pre-screened group of early-stage Chinese and Southeast Asian technology companies.

There is also a close relation with other branches of the mother company, DaD, in Europe and the States to support the international expansion of the projects. DaD Asia has successfully invested in over 20 companies over the last five years.

In partnering with the Tech Trailblazers Awards, DaD Asia will promote the awards into its network of over 2,500 startups.

Coverage of the partnership will also be available via many media partners including TechNode and TechInAsia and the current prizes page is also viewable by clicking here.

Oscar Ramos, CEO & Co-Founder of DaD Asia says of the partnership, ‘I look forward to working with the Tech Trailblazers Awards to establish them across our Asian startup network. The prizes on offer look great and all the enterprise tech startup winners are sure of very valuable media exposure and access to vital mentoring.’

Tech Trailblazers Founder, Rose Ross, says of the partnership, ‘The partnership with DaD Asia is an important step to further establishing the Tech Trailblazers as a major force for recognizing the best of the best in the enterprise tech startup space from all four corners of the globe. DaD Asia strengthens our reach into Asia and will be a valued ally in spreading the word to the vibrant Asian tech startup communities.’

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Notes to Editors

Last year's winners and runners-up are listed at http://techtrailblazers.com/tech-trailblazers-winners-2012/

The Tech Trailblazers Awards 2014 are now open. The final deadline for entries is 23:59pm Pacific on September 26th 2013. The submission deadline has been extended in light of a number of this and other high profile partnerships announced or due to be announced shortly. The new deadline allows our new community network members time to find out about and submit to the awards. Please email innovate@techtrailblazers.com to receive regular updates or more information, follow us on Twitter @techtrailblaze or via the hashtag #TTAwards, or visit us on LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/company/tech-trailblazers-awards


About DaD Asia

http://www.dad-asia.com/ @DaDAsia

DaD Asia is an angel investment company, located in Shanghai, that is part of DaD Group. DaD Group is an global Angel Investment group originally from Spain and with offices in Russia, Spain, China, Chile and USA. DaD Asia looks for early stage Internet-based projects seeking to capitalize on the developing Chinese market, as well as other overseas markets. Not only do we provide capital to these projects, but we also provide them with consulting services in order to make them into successful start-ups.

As a business incubator, we make sure that the projects we incubate with our complete ecosystem become successful, through our internal knowledge, resources, and access to the external environment.

We not only provide seed capital to our Internet-based projects, but we also offer initial management support in order to make sure that these brilliant projects take off from their early stages.

DaD Asia is primarily focused on Internet-based projects (e.g. technology and services)

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 businesses with access to exclusive coaching, mentoring and development and prizes. The awards include the following categories:

·  Big Data Trailblazers

·  Cloud Trailblazers

·  Emerging Markets 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 include:

·  African and Middle East Trailblazers Cup

·  Asian-Pacific Trailblazers Cup

·  European Trailblazers Cup

·  Latin American Trailblazers Cup

·  North American Trailblazers Cup

The Tech Trailblazers Awards prize fund, projected to be worth in excess of $1m, is supported by sponsors and industry partners including AfriLabs, Amoo Venture Capital Advisory, beSUCCESS, bnetTV, China AXLR8R, the Cloud Security Alliance, Computing, DaD Asia Seed Capital, The Data Chain, ExecEvent, GigaOM, The Green Grid, Innovation Warehouse, Launchpad Europe, Lissted, MIT/Stanford Venture Lab, Mynewsdesk, The Next Silicon Valley, Outsource, Prezi, RealWire, Seed Forum, Silicon Cape Initiative, StarTau, Startup50, Startup America, Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA), Tech in Asia, TechNode, TiE Silicon Valley, ToWave, Wazoku, Ventureburn and VMware


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