Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The GREAT Tech Awards: Expanding NY Startups to the UK

Fyi for the MCC Tech Committee

I’m reaching out today to introduce you to the GREAT Tech Awards, an award competition to send five NY tech companies on a week-long business development trip to London (October 14-19, 2013) to help them expand their startup to the UK. We are also recognizing one British company that has successfully expanded here to NY. This competition is run by UKTI with the help of our advisors, judges, and sponsors. Below is a flyer with more information.

We are currently accepting applications until September 6th, and will be announcing the final winners at a gala in NYC on October 2nd, 2013.

PS. Here’s a video clip highlighting the GREAT Tech Awards: www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLDIp6owM94

Are you a New York tech company with global aspirations? Or a British tech company who has successfully expanded to New York?
The GREAT Tech Awards will celebrate the strong relationship between the technology scenes in the United Kingdom and United States reinforcing the message that cities such as London and New York are leading hubs for technology and innovation.

Five New York-based technology companies in categories listed below will win a GREAT opportunity to explore expansion to the
UK during an exclusive business development visit to London
from 14-19 October 2013:

1. Hardware
2. Education
3. Lifestyle
4. Finance
5. Media
The Advisors’ Choice Award will recognize a successful British tech company that has established a dynamic presence in the New York market. The winner of this award will receive prizes from UKTI and BritishAmerican Business. Find out more here.

Prize package for the New York winners includes: One premium economy round-trip airplane ticket provided by Virgin Atlantic Airlines departing from JFK on October 14, and returning from LHR on October 19, 2013, a meeting with a senior representative at No.10 Downing St., over $4,000 worth of legal services courtesy of Taylor Wessing LLP, a two-day customized business development program in London (15-16 October), one entry pass to London’s Wired 2013 Conference (17-18 October 2013), an introductory meeting with a major British brand to be selected by Sponsor, a tour of co-working and shared office spaces in London, a complimentary BritishAmerican Business annual corporate membership (in either London or New York), a complimentary Gold Ticket Registration to the BritishAmerican Business Christmas Luncheon (in either London or New York), a half page feature on all winners in BritishAmerican Business New York Network magazine
Ben Lerer, CEO/Co-founder of Thrillist Media Group and Lerer Ventures;
David Karp, CEO/Founder of Tumblr
John Borthwick, CEO/Co-founder of Betaworks
Margaret Dohnalek, Global Head of Technology, PepsiCo;
Simon Bradley, Vice President, Marketing, North America, Virgin Atlantic Airlines

Advisory Board:
Elizabeth Gould, Senior Producer at Bloomberg Media;
Paul Murphy, Senior Vice President at Betaworks;
Shivon Zilis, VC at Bloomberg Beta;
Tarek Pertew, CEO/Founder of Wakefield Media and Uncubed;
Ziv Navoth, CEO/Co-founder of Paragraph and Tech City Investment Organization Advisor
Apply now!
Applications will close at 11:55pm EST on Friday, 6 September.
To apply, please click here.

When will the winners be announced?
The six winners will be celebrated at The GREAT Tech Awards Gala
on 2 October in Manhattan. For more updates on The Tech Awards,
follow us @UKTItechNY #GREATtech

1 comment:

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