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Last call for startup savings: Tech Trailblazers Awards early-bird deadline Monday August 12th

Press Release   •   Aug 06, 2013 13:38 GMT

Final deadline for all entries is September 12th, but early birds save and get a chance to win free tickets to Structure:Europe

LONDON, UK - August 6th 2013 - The Tech Trailblazers Awards early bird rates closes just shy of midnight Pacific time next Monday, 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, mobile technology, networking, IT security, data storage, sustainable IT and virtualization.

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, 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, Silicon Cape Initiative, StarTau, Startup America, Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA), Tech in Asia, TechNode, TiE Silicon Valley, Wazoku, Ventureburn and VMware.

An exciting new prize this year for each category winner is to be nominated to attend Morgan Stanley's invitation-only CTO Summit - a great opportunity for enterprise technology start-ups. In addition, GigaOM is offering all the early-bird entrants a chance to win a free ticket to the Structure:Europe conference.

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.

For example, joining the esteemed judging panel this year is Julian Levy, Executive Director in Morgan Stanley's Technology Business Development group. Other new faces on this year's judging team include:

- James Governor (@Monkchips), RedMonk,

- Derrick Harris (@DerrickHarris), GigaOM,

- Todd Embley, China AXLR8R (@chinaccelerator) and

- Storage blogger Hans de LeenHeer (@Hansdeleenheer).

Information on how to enter the awards is here. The early-bird submissions fee is $250 for the first category, with a deadline of August 12th at 11:59pm PT. If entrants miss the early- bird deadline, they can still enter by the final closing date of September 12th for consideration by the expert panel.

For more information and to be added to the mailing list to receive the latest updates, please visit www.techtrailblazers.com or email innovate@techtrailblazers.com. On Twitter, follow

Tech Trailblazers Awards buzz at @techtrailblaze and by searching  hashtag #TTAwards.

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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. 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 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 from a prize fund worth an estimated $1m+. 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, 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, Silicon Cape Initiative, StarTau, Startup America, Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA), Tech in Asia, TechNode, TiE Silicon Valley, Wazoku, Ventureburn and VMware

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