The 9th Annual Discovering Start-Ups Competition is a unique opportunity to showcase your innovative idea or product and gain valuable PR exposure to the world of investors and technology industry. 

This year CW is introducing a theme to the competition, Connecting the Digital World, in order to provide particular exposure to those start-ups innovating in the field of connectivity.

This broad subject encourages applications from business positioned  across any layer of technology stack including:

  • silicon
  • middleware
  • operating systems
  • devices
  • software
  • wireless connectivity solutions and applications
  • innovations that will enhance the deployment of advanced digital communication solution across any industry

In a  break away from the traditional event style of sedentary presentations, 2018 will introduce a more dynamic form of investor-entrepreneur networking. The Discovering Start-Ups 2018 Final will feature an Exhibition with judges rotating between start-up pitching stations and the opportunity of 1:1 follow-ups later in the day.

The deadline for applications is Monday 6 August. Prizes include:

  • Scheduled introductions to elite technology investors
  • A stand in the Discovering Start-Ups Exhibition
  • Professional training on how to pitch to investors during the Finalist Acceleration Workshop
  • 1 year membership of CW
  • Exposure in the CW Journal (both print and online) and other press
  • 1 free video created by Beyond Media

 Finalists will be assessed based on:

  • Originality and creativity of vision and solution
  • Technical and operational viability of the concept
  • Competitive positioning
  • The team’s experience, knowledge, skills and enthusiasm
  • Economic and financial viability (the business strategy)

To find out more about this start-up competition please follow the link provided on the right hand side.