Global awards for enterprise IT startups announce shortlist: Voting is now open
London, UK – 22nd January 2016 – The Tech Trailblazers Awards, the first annual awards program for enterprise information technology startups, has announced a shortlist of the most innovative entrants and concepts in enterprise technology areas such as cloud, security, IoT, mobile and many more. So far, the competition has been judged by a panel of IT industry heavyweights and their shortlist is now open to public vote.
In its fourth year, the scheme continues to focus around the ethos of finding innovation from anywhere in the world, from the smallest startups to more established players. This aim to highlight both up-and-coming and established talent from all regions is reflected in categories such as Emerging Markets and the Firestarter Award for non-VC funded early stage startups.
These categories run alongside the main technology categories of Big Data, Cloud, FinTech, IoT, Networking, Mobile, Security, Storage and Virtualization.
In addition to the esteemed judging panel, the voting public can now help determine who will win in all categories by voting online by 11:59pm Pacific Time on Friday 12th February 2016. To view the shortlist and vote for your favourites, visit http://www.techtrailblazers.com/shortlist.
Rose Ross, founder of the Tech Trailblazers Awards, said “Our expert judges have highlighted the star quality entrants, so now the public can help decide which innovations deserve the Tech Trailblazer title. The quality of concepts and offerings amongst our entrants this year has been incredibly high, so we’re proud to announce the diverse shortlist. Congratulations to all finalists, it’s now time for the voting public to influence the competition. We eagerly await the results!”
Tech Trailblazers Awards Fourth Edition Finalists
-Oort, (@Oort_in), www.oort.in, CA, USA
- Infobyte, (@infobytesec), www.infobytesec.com, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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
- Firestarter Trailblazers
- IoT Trailblazers
- Mobile Trailblazers
- Networking Trailblazers
- Security Trailblazers
- Storage Trailblazers
- Virtualization Trailblazers
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.
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, 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, The Next Silicon Valley, Outsource, Prezi, Silicon Cape Initiative, Skolkovo, StarTau, Startup America, Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA), Tech in Asia, TechNode, TiE Silicon Valley, Wazoku, Ventureburn and VMware.