This year’s Discovering Start-Ups competition for technology
entrepreneurs and Wi-Fi businesses has kicked off and interested companies are
invited to enter the race to win a prize fund worth around £5000 and a free
delegate ticket to Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
The competition is being run by Cambridge Wireless and
Silicon South West and has already attracted a "wide range of entrants from all
over the UK”. A full list of all the entrants so far can be found on the Cambridge
Discovering Start-Ups 2012 is free to enter and the finals
will take place on 21st November; entrants will have the opportunity
to pitch their business ideas to a line-up of judges from some of the industry’s
leading technology companies.
These include representatives from Orange Labs, RIM,
Qualcomm, Vodafone and Google and the finals will take place at the premises of
Taylor Wessing, a London-based legal firm. The event itself is sponsored by Google,
Rohde & Schwarz and SETsquared Partnership.
The judges will be looking for pitches from technology
start-ups, small companies who are looking to take their business forward,
design or research groups from larger firms who are looking to take advantage
of technology and students will innovative ideas.
For further information, interested parties should register
on the competition website,
where they can also find a comprehensive list of judges, entry forms and
tickets for watching the competition take place.
The competition is an opportunity for technology start-ups
to boost their potential, especially in the field of wireless communication,
which can only be a good thing for smaller companies with the introduction of 4G.The
competition is now in its third year and previous winners, as well as a report
on lasts year’s event can be found here.