What are the Tech Trailblazers Awards?
It’s global – Entries are welcomed from around the world, from Hawaii to Istanbul, from Finland to Australia. Innovation lives everywhere, and we’d like to hear about and reward the finest.
It’s focused on enterprise technology startups only. We are focusing on: AI, big data, blockchain, cloud, infosecurity, high performance computing, mobile, networking, storage, and virtualization.
In addition, all entrants are invited to submit their senior trailblazers into the Female & Male Tech Trailblazers of the year awards.
Younger, pre-VC startups are also encouraged to enter as Firestarters if they are 2 years or younger.
The program recognizes and rewards technological and commercial innovation and entrepreneurial excellence.
How can we find out more and keep up to date?
Throughout the awards program we will regularly update our feed, so please follow us at @techtrailblaze. You can also follow the Twitter buzz on the hashtag #TTAwards.
You can also sign up for our latest news by joining our mailing list.
Who is eligible to enter?
How to win by head judge Stephen O'Donnell
Are the awards for companies or innovations?
When do submissions open?
When do they close?
When will the winners be announced?
Will there be an awards ceremony or other event?
Is there a cost?
Once the early bird closes the cost is $345 per entry, subsequent entries cost $195 per entry.
Early stage pre-VC funding startups can also apply for a Firestarter bursary to cover entry costs. Click here to see if you are eligible.
What is the Tech Trailblazers Firestarter bursary?
How do I pay for my submission?
Is there an early bird awards submissions rate?
Can I enter more than one category?
Having problems with your entry?
Who will judge our entry?
At present the judging panel includes:
Mohit Agrawal, Founder and Editor, Telecom Circle (Twitter: @telecomcircle)
Jennifer Arcuri, Founder, Hacker House (Twitter: @jennifer_arcuri)
Joe Baguley, CTO EMEA, VMware (@joebaguley)
Steve Broadhead, Founder and Director, Broadband-Testing Labs (@steve_broadhead)
Mike Burkitt, CTO, Launchpad Europe (@launchpadeurope)
Brad Bush, CIO, Dialexa (@jbradleybush)
Chirodeep Chakraborty, London
Teresa Cottam, Founder and Chief Analyst, Telesperience (@teresacottam)
Todd Embley, Program Manager, @ToddEmbley
Chris Evans, Consultant and Blogger, TheStorageArchitect.com (@chrismevans)
Marty Foltyn, Hands-On Lab Program, SNIA (@MartyFoltyn)
Ian French, Channel Guru, Mentor and Entrepreneur (@siceo)
Bertrand Garé, L’Informaticien PARIS (@l1formaticien)
Edward P. Gibson, CEO, Embassy Attache Groups (@EdwardPGibson)
Martin Glassborow, Blogger, Storagebod (@storagebod)
James Governor, Co-Founder, RedMonk (@monkchips)
Brian Honan, CEO, BH Consulting (@brianhonan)
Elise Huang, Partner, WestSummit Capital
Sam Johnston, CTO, CSC (ANZ) (@samj)
Ben Kepes, Principal, Diversity Limited (@benkepes)
Julian Levy, Operating Partner, Redline Capital, London (@_julianlevy)
Keri Lewis, CISO with a leading financial services company
Justin Lodge, Infrastructure Architect, National Australia Bank (@justin_lodge)
Steve O’Donnell, TheHotAisle (@stephenodonnell)
Trevor Pott, The Register (@cakeis_not_alie)
W. Curtis Preston, CEO TruthInIT, (@wcpreston)
Dimitri Podoliev, Co-founder & Managing Partner, iHUB
Simon Robinson, Research Vice President, 451 Research (@simonrob451)
Kai Roer, Senior Partner, The Roer Group (@kairoer)
Raj Samani, EMEA Strategy Advisor, Cloud Security Alliance (@raj_samani)
Andrew Seldon, Editor, Hi-Tech Security Solutions, TechNews (@andrewseldon)
Sarb Sembhi, Director, Consultancy Services, Incoming Thought (@sarbsembhi)
Enrico Signoretti, Senior Consultant, Juku Consulting SRL (@esignoretti)
Jennifer Steffens, CEO, IOactive (@securesun)
Stuart Sumner, Editor, Computing (@stuartsumner)
Dr Jacqui Taylor, CEO, FlyingBinary§ (@jacquitaylorfb)
Arjan Timmerman, Co-founder, Tech Unplugged (@Arjantim)
Jon Toigo, CEO, Toigo Partners International (@jontoigo)
Is this the final judging list?
How does judging take place?
The awards will then be opened up to a public vote. The category judges will also vote for their favourites.
How will the public vote be conducted?
Who are the industry supporters?
Industry supporters to date include Global Entrepreneurship Week, Skolkovo, TiE Silicon Valley, StarTau, SNIA, Startup America, Cloud Security, Alliance, VLAB, LOGA Group, GSMA MWC, ICEHOUSE, DaD Asia, AfriLabs, Chinaccelerator, VMware, Amoo Venture Capital Advisory, The Green Grid, Computing, Wazoku, Launchpad Europe, ExecEvent, Prezi, Lissted, Innovation Warehouse, Hippflow and Wayra.
If you are interested in becoming an industry supporter, please contact Rose Ross on the Tech Trailblazers team – email@example.com
Are there any media partners?
Yes! We have a growing number of high-level media partners, including The Register, Startup50, ToWave, IPEXPO, Silicon Dragon, L’Informaticien, Tech Node, Tech In Asia, Silicon Cape, Venture Burn, bnetTV, The Data Chain, The Next Silicon Valley, Outsource, BeSuccess and Computing.
Any media outlets interested in partnering should contact our PR team, Omarketing. Vicki Porter – firstname.lastname@example.org.