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Calling all tech start-ups to enter – Discovering Start-Ups 2014 Competition

CAMBRIDGE, U.K. - July 8, 2014 - PRLog -- 08.07.14 Cambridge, UK: Cambridge Wireless and Silicon SouthWest are calling on innovative tech start-ups anddigital entrepreneurs from across the UK to enter the Discovering Start-Ups 2014 competition. With extraordinary start-up stories coming from hi-tech hubs like Cambridge’s Silicon Fen and Shoreditch’s Silicon Roundabout, the annual competition provides a showcase for disruptive newcomers to the wireless technology industry and demonstrates that the UK start-up scene has everything it takes to successfully compete with Silicon Valley’s best.

“DS14 Competition serves as a springboard for the most promising UK based start-ups and early stage wireless companies” says David Cleevely, CBE, FREng, FIET and Chairman of CW. “Building on last year’s success we are expecting to see an impressive line-up of ambitious tech-savvy entrepreneurs. With "angel" investors and venture capitalists attending the event, entering the competition is a great way for young start-ups to gain recognition and to get access to potential investment and expert advice”.

Taking place in Deloitte’s prestigious London offices on 22nd October 2014, this FREE to enter competition will give finalists the opportunity to pitch their ideas to the great and the good within the technology and investment sectors including:Google, BT, Broadcom, IBM, Orange Labs, Samsung, London Business Angels, Cambridge Angels and many more.The closing date for applications is 12 noon Tuesday 26th August 2014. The finalists will be announced in early September.

With a £5000 prize package for winners, this is a unique opportunity for both start-ups and potential investors to gain valuable PR exposure and network with representatives and business insiders from cutting-edge companies within the wireless industry. This is also a chance for industry to check out the hottest tech start-ups in UK. Current entrants include Audiowings, Cornerstone, Swipe, Sideways 6, Billion Dollar Boy, Powr of You, Phaide, Ingen.io, Office Essential, Phundee.com, WaveOptics Ltd., Filmies, Chartburst Ltd and Airstoc.

“From cloud-based idea networks, market-research and crowdfunding platforms to thermal measuring & visualisation apps and wearable augmented reality displays, this year’s entrants represent a thriving UK innovation, entrepreneurship and economy resilience” says David Cobb, the DS14 sponsor and Partner at Deloitte. “Discovering Start-Ups Competition is a great initiative offering an insight into emerging technologies within the UK and providing an opportunity for start-ups to tap into a pool of expertise and funding”.

DS14 is kindly sponsored and hosted by Deloitte, andjointly sponsored by Qualcomm Ventures, Google, SETsquared, Microlease & Agilent Technologies and IC Resources and supported byTech City UK, techUK, New Entrepreneurs Foundation and UK Trade & Investment.

To find out more and to enter click here (http://www.cambridgewireless.co.uk/dsu/) or go to www.cambridgewireless.co.uk/dsu

About Cambridge Wireless (CW)

CW is the leading international community for companies involved in the research, development and application of wireless & mobile, internet, semiconductor and software technologies. With 400 members from major network operators and device manufacturers to innovative start-ups and universities, CW stimulates debate and collaboration, harnesses and shares knowledge, and helps to build connections between academia and industry. CW's 20 Special Interest Groups (SIGs) provide its members with a dynamic forum where they can network with their peers, track the latest technology trends and business developments and position their organisations in key market sectors. CW also organises the annual Future of Wireless International Conference and Discovering Start-ups competition along with other high-quality industry networking events and dinners. With headquarters at the heart of Cambridge, UK, CW partners with other international industry clusters and organisations to extend its reach and remain at the forefront of global developments and business opportunities. For more information, please visit www.cambridgewireless.co.uk

For Cambridge Wireless please contact:

Lily Cheng

Cambridge Wireless

01223 967101, lily.cheng@cambridgewireless.co.uk

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01223 967 101

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