The ninth Thinking Digital Conference takes place in NewcastleGateshead on May 10-11 and is one of the world’s leading forums to discuss how developments in technology, science, media, business and the arts and can be practically applied in life-changing ways.
Innovative and ambitious new tech companies are being invited to enter this year’s Thinking Digital Startup Competition, which is aiming to uncover and promote the sector’s success stories of tomorrow.
Now in its fifth year, the contest is recognised as one of the most prestigious in the tech sector and offers a raft of prizes to the winner, including a ticket to next year’s Thinking Digital Conference.
Ten entrants from the 2016 competition will be shortlisted and invited to Tyneside to pitch their business to a panel of experts and large audience. The event is held in partnership withNewcastle’s flagship startup hub Campus North.
Two Finalists will be selected to pitch on stage at the main Thinking Digital Conference at Sage Gateshead on May 11 to the entire conference audience and global viewers tuned into a livestream of the event. The Grand Prize winner will be selected by the conference audience.
All shortlisted entrants are eligible for up to £100 in travel assistance underwritten by Thinking Digital and partners. Free conference tickets, worth almost £350 each, will also be provided for up to two members of the shortlisted teams.
2015 winner, Skignz, had this to say about their experience last year:
"The bootcamp pitch was a great environment to be in and the buzz around the pitches was infectious.
The whole experience of pitching, listening to the other speakers and finally winning the overall award is fantastic for the Skignz team and also for the Skignz brand as its allowed us to showcase our technology to a whole new audience or largely early adopters."
Don't miss out on your chance to pitch; deadline for applications is 15 April!
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