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Final call for startup savings and chance to win part of $1million valued prize pot: Tech Trailblazers Awards early-bird deadline Thursday 31st July

Final deadline for all entries is August 29th

LONDON, UK - July 28th 2014 - The Tech Trailblazers Awards early bird rates close at midnight Pacific time this Thursday, leaving enterprise tech startups with just a few days to make savings on their awards submissions fee. The discounted rate of $250 for the first entry and just $100 for any subsequent submissions means that entrants make attractive savings, especially when submitting multiple entries. With stacks of prizes from the $1million dollar equivalent prize fund up for grabs, a comprehensive promotion campaign by the organizers, plus judging and mentoring from the crème de la crème of the VC and technology industry, the early-bird deadline means even better ROI for entrants.

The Tech Trailblazers Awards celebrate and reward innovation in the following areas: big data, cloud, emerging markets (supporting enterprise tech startups from emerging markets such as the BRICS region), Internet of Things (#IoT), mobile technology, networking, IT security, data storage, sustainable IT and virtualization.

All entrants to the Tech Trailblazers Awards get the chance to have their technology reviewed by some of the IT industry's eminent influencers from around the world. The extensive judging panel reflects the Tech Trailblazers' pioneering "community spirit" approach to enterprise IT awards.

Information on how to enter the awards is here - The early-bird submissions fee is $250 for the first category, with a deadline of July 31st at 11:59pm PT. If entrants miss the early- bird deadline, they can still enter by the final closing date of August 29th for consideration by the expert panel. In addition, alumni, members and customers of the Tech Trailblazers industry supporters' network including the Cloud Security Alliance, GSMA, Green Grid, SNIA and VLAB can also claim an additional $50 discount. For details, please email the Tech Trailblazers team on [email protected] and indicate which partner you are affiliated with.

Stephen O'Donnell, head judge of the Tech Trailblazers has also done a presentation on how to be a winner at the Tech Trailblazers. For this presentation, more information and to be added to the mailing list to receive the latest updates, please visit or email [email protected]. On Twitter, follow the Tech Trailblazers Awards buzz at @techtrailblaze and by searching hashtag #TTAwards.


Notes to Editors
The Tech Trailblazers Awards 2014 are now open. Please email [email protected] to receive regular updates or more information, follow us on Twitter @techtrailblaze or via the hashtag #TTAwards, or visit us on LinkedIn at

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About the Tech Trailblazers Awards @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 business with access to exclusive coaching, mentoring and development and prizes. The awards include the following categories:

  • Big Data Trailblazers
  • Cloud Trailblazers
  • Emerging Markets Trailblazers
  • IoT 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 will be announced at the end of November and the individual Cups are:

  • 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, BigDataStartups, China AXLR8R, the Cloud Security Alliance, Computing, The Data Chain, ExecEvent, GFT, Gigaom, The Green Grid, GSMA, IABPro, The Icehouse, Innovation Warehouse, Internet of Things Events, IP EXPO Europe, Launchpad Europe, L'Informaticien, Lissted, MIT/Stanford Venture Lab, Mynewsdesk, The Next Silicon Valley, Outsource, Prezi, RealWire, Seed Forum, Silicon Cape Initiative, Skolkovo, StarTau, Startup America, Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA), Tech in Asia, TechNode, TiE Silicon Valley, TruthinIT, Wazoku, Ventureburn and VMware.

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