Discovering Start-Ups 2013

Now in its fourth year, Discovering Start-Ups is an exciting competition which brings together industry expertise and genuine help for companies.Technology Start-Up companies from around the UK are urged to enter now and pitch their company to an elite panel of judges and stand the opportunity to win some fantastic prizes.

The free to enter competition will take place on 30th September 2013, at the prestigious London offices of the law firm Taylor Wessing, and provides a platform for you to pitch your start-up company to investors, VCs and global corporate leaders.

Jointly run by Cambridge Wireless and Silicon SouthWest and supported by TechCity UK, this event is kindly sponsored by Qualcomm VenturesRohde & Schwarz, Google,SETsquaredMicroleaseAgilent Technologies and Taylor Wessing.

 Our impressive line up of judges / speakers include:

Anthony Clarke, London Business Angels, Allan Beattie, Jenson Solutions; Ivan Boyd, BT;Carson Bradbury, EMAnetworks; Patrick Clark, Taylor Wessing; Clennell Collingwood, TTP Ventures; Tim Robjohns, Samsung Strategy & Innovation Centre; Adrian Grindrod, Orange Labs; Libby Kinsey, Nesta Investments; Miles Kirby, Qualcomm Ventures; David Leftley, Vodafone Ventures; Leo Poll, Philips Innovation Services; Kumi Thiruchelvam, Broadcom;Jonathan Brett, DeloittePaul May, Imperial Innovations; Bruno Dizengremel, Innovacom;Nigel Brown, Microlease; Raj Gawera, Cambridge Samsung Solution Centre; Bindi Karia, Silicon Valley Bank; Peter Cowley, Cambridge Angels; Anthony Tomlinson, Google &Stuart Revell, ICT KTN.

We were also extremely delighted that the following people will join us at this exciting event:

  • Dr. David Cleevely CBE FREng FIET, Chairman of Cambridge Wireless, ‘Chair of the Judges’
  • Kevin Coleman, CEO of Alliantus, Chairperson for the day.
  • Debu Purkayastha, Principal – New Business Development at Google will provide a keynote talk
  • Miles Kirby, Managing Director at Qualcomm Ventures who will also provide a keynote talk.

This competition is also supported by the Cambridge Wireless Business SIG Champions: Kevin Coleman of AlliantusLeo Poll of Philips Innovation Services and Clennell Collingwood of TTP.

 Come and Pitch – An Overview
This competition is for:
  • Technology Start-Ups
  • Small companies looking to take their business forward
  • Design or research groups in larger companies looking to exploit technology
  • Students or academics in education with a brilliant idea

Winners will receive a total prize fund worth £5000.

Registration Deadline: 19th August 2013

Can I come and watch the competition?

We have limited delegate tickets for those intersted in the keeping their fingers on the startup pulse!

So if you are an interested in seeing the latest technology, networking with next generation of budding technology entrepreneurs and listening to keynotes from key industry figures purchase a delegate ticket NOW.

Please note there are limited places and discounts are available to members of Cambridge Wireless and Silicon SouthWest.

Discovering Start-Up Winners 2012
Back Row (left to right) – Kevin Coleman, Alliantus, (Chair of event); Patrick Clark, Taylor Wessing, (Host and Sponsor); Miles Kirby, Qualcomm Ventures, (Sponsor); Simon Bond, Silicon SouthWest, (Co-Organiser); Debu Purkayastha, Google (Speaker and Sponsor); Soraya Jones, Cambridge Wireless (Co-Organiser).
Middle (left to right): Dr David Cleevely, Cambridge Wireless, Chair of the Judges and Steve Edwards, Rhode & Schwarz, Sponsor
Front Row (left to right): The Winners; Nick Tudor & Colin O’Halloran D-RisQ Ltd; Sebastian Toke-Nichols, TopicLogic; Rick Hillum, Smart Antenna; Jill Shaw, Anvil Semiconductors; Julian Hall, Skin Analytics.
The Winners:

  • Anvil Semiconductors: using patented technology to develop Silicon Carbide power semiconductor devices for the same price as Silicon technology.
  • D-RisQ: automation of Formal Methods techniques to reduce the development cost of complex systems and software by up to 80% while maximising compliance.
  • Skin Analytics: cloud-based service that uses smart phones for monitoring small changes in moles to detect melanoma skin cancers.
  • Smart Antenna Technologies: innovative single-antenna technology for portable devices including 4G handsets.
  • TopicLogic: web service to help busy professionals instantly find and share their files wherever they are.
Further highlights from the 2012 competition can be seen in the slide show below
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