READING, England, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
- Funding, Recognition and Support Will Fast Track Young Entrepreneurs for Success
Cloud and Managed Hosting expert, DediPower, is delighted to announce the winners of the 2011 DediPower Digital Awards. Entries flooded in to the awards, run in association with e-skills UK, Lloyds TSB and The Sunday Telegraph.
Piran Watson won the DediPower UK Young Digital Entrepreneur, for his idea http://www.allmyreceipts.co.uk, a concept for a website designed to store receipts generated when using credit/debit cards.
Winning the DediPower UK Digital Innovation Award, were Christer Holloman, Ludvig Freij and Anders Hallsten for ATTYER.com; the world's first visual search and price comparison website for clothes & accessory shopping online.
Craig Martin co-founder of DediPower Managed Hosting praised the youngsters' ability to "identify and develop ideas with powerful commercial applications," and made the point that "harnessing young minds and hi-tech skills is at the heart of the country's future economic success."
This message was reinforced by fellow judge Bob Clift, eSkills, who said, "The standard of presentations was truly exceptional. It's fantastic to see such compelling and innovative ideas coming from young entrepreneurs living in the UK."
Both winning companies will receive cash funding, DediPower Managed Hosting services and also business mentoring as part of their prizes.
A delighted Piransays, "This Award will change my life. I knew I had a good idea but as a student with little business experience I didn't know how to get it off the ground. With Chris and his team at DediPower to guide me, I feel I have the support to make this happen."
Christer Holloman confirms, "It feels good to have recognition that your idea makes sense to others. You cannot underestimate how vital it is to have a strong team like DediPower behind you giving you confidence to go on."
Chairman of the judging panel, Chris Miller, CEO DediPower, adds, "We were looking for strong ideas with market viability and found them. I look forward to mentoring our winners over this coming year; and introducing them to others who can have a profound effect on developing their businesses."
Among the finalists were Simon Swan and Sara Jones from Hiring-Hub.com, who received an honourable mention; Adrian Poaca, Mihai Nemes, Austin Gregg-Smith and Laurie Bose for Interactive Smart Billboard; Safeer Ahmed for SpaceStack and Tarka and Katie-Jane L'Herpiniere for Mii Media Ltd (Brand name:itzon.tv).
SOURCE Dedipower Managed Hosting Ltd