LONDON, March 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
Interop London (http://www.interop.co.uk) will give away 10 exhibiting spaces to startups with new and innovative products aimed at its audience of IT professionals.
Tech startup companies from around the world have been invited to enter this competition (deadline April 28th 2015) in order to be considered for a prize worth circa £7,000 which includes stand space and access to mentoring sessions within Interop London, the flagship event of London Technology Week.
The judging panel includes representatives from a variety of organisations with a wide range of experiences from startup success stories to big business expertise. Judges include:
Blaise Hammond, Marketing Director, techUK
Susanne Chishti, CEO & Founder, FINTECH Circle
Jack Cator, Founder, HideMyAss!
Michele Davidson-Jones, Senior Account Manager, UK Trade & Investment
John Welsh, Managing Director, Digital & Content, UBM EMEA
Oojal Jhutti, Founder & Chief Everything Officer, iWazat
The judges will come together in May to deliberate over the entries which will include company information and a short elevator pitch video from each applicant.
"The startup ecosystem is of particular interest to our audience of IT and tech pros. They, more than anyone, need to remain abreast of new technological advances, potential business disruption and innovations which could change the way their organisations do business - after all it is they who will be tasked with introducing and integrating any new tech across business functions" said Interop London event manager, Josué Paulos.
"Providing this free marketing opportunity to startups is also central to Interop London's sustainability credentials. As one of UBM EMEA's ISO 20121 accredited events we are committed to contributing positively to the communities we serve and leaving a positive legacy behind after the event in June closes. We're excited to take a look at the entries, choose 10 winners with our judging panel, and hopefully facilitate some fantastic deals for the winners during the show."
Applications are open now and will close on April 28th. The winners will be announced in May and you can meet them at Interop which takes place during London Technology Week 2015 at ExCeL London, Tuesday 16th -Thursday 18th June.
For further information on this competition and to find out how to enter please visit the Interop London website (http://www.interop.co.uk/tech10/).
About ISO 20121
ISO 20121 (http://www.iso20121.org/) is a management system standard that has been designed to help organisations in the events industry improve the sustainability of their event related activities, products and services.
ISO 20121 is based on the earlier British Standard called 'BS 8901 Specification for a Sustainability Management System for Events' which was first developed in 2007. Due to the high level interest in BS 8901, it was decided to create an international version of the standard to coincide with the London 2012 Olympics.
In simple terms, ISO 20121 describes the building blocks of a management system that will help any event related organisation to:
- Continue to be financially successful
- Become more socially responsible
- Reduce its environmental footprint
ISO 20121 applies to all types and sizes of organisation involved in the events industry - from caterers, lighting and sound engineers, security companies, stage builders and venues to independent event organisers and corporate and public sector event teams.
Organisations that successfully implement the standard will be able to seek independent recognition of their achievement through a process called 'Certification'.
About Interop London - Connecting the IT Community and Driving Innovation
Interop London is the official, flagship event of London Technology Week dedicated to the IT and tech community. Experience global trends and vendor solutions in IT infrastructure, cloud computing, mobility, cyber security, data-defined business intelligence and software applications via a dynamic range of demonstrations, education and hands-on tech.
Serving tomorrow's enterprise IT leaders, Interop London will feature a world-class education programme and hundreds of solution providers demonstrating how emerging technologies and innovation are reshaping the enterprise.
The event will also showcase leading innovations from within the London tech scene and start-up community through our Future of Tech programme and the London Technology Week Arena.
About UBM EMEA
UBM EMEA connects people and creates opportunities for companies across five continents to develop new business, meet customers, launch new products, promote their brands and expand their markets. Through premier brands such as Routes, CPhI, IFSEC, Ecobuild, Seatrade, and many others, UBM EMEA exhibitions, conferences, awards programs, publications, websites and training and certification programs are an integral part of the marketing plans of companies across seven industry sectors.
SOURCE Interop London, UK