Better than ever – no slowing down for 2020 Tech Trailblazers Awards News Posted by Jon Howell | 18/08/2020 The Tech Trailblazers Awards are back for 2020 and with no interruptions due to COVID-19. Having been an online competition from the beginning, the awards haven’t missed a beat in getting this year’s contest underway. There’s also no pressure to attend a physical ceremony, which often also turns into a hidden cost for entrants of otherwise apparently free awards. Don’t miss your chance There have already been enterprise technology startups from around the world entering for their chance to win one of the categories this year: AI, big data, blockchain, cloud, containers, developer, fintech, IoT, mobile, networking, secruity, and storage. Plus there are categories for female and male CxO of the year. Entering is easier than ever, thanks to a new streamlined entry process which is powered for the first time this year by Judgify, making it easier than ever to submit your details. For example, it’s now possible to stop midway and return to your entry later. Don’t delay, the deadline for entry is 11th September. In another first for the Tech Trailblazers Awards, companies that are shortlisted for any category will be given the opportunity to present a lightning talk to the judges. These short presentations are a great way for a firm that’s starting out to distill their message and refine their ideas, invaluable preparation for making those pitches to investors. The cost is $345 per entry, but subsequent entries to other categories are discounted at $195 per entry. If you are pre-VC funded and under two years old then you can apply for the Firestarter Bursary and get a FREE entry. Much to gain Entering an awards competition can help distill your ideas, not only about your product but your customers and how you’re going to address their pain points. Third-party validation from our judges could be the difference between you winning over your next investor or client. Winners will be provided with a logo which will announce their win, which can be used in promotional materials or on your website. There will also be coverage including posts on the Tech Trailblazers website and the chance to appear in an episode of our podcast series. Finally there will be mentoring available along with guidance for you, and your PR team if you have one, that will highlight opportunities to gain publicity. Remember that every entrant will be getting exposure to experts in the field, in the form of our panel of Tech Trailblazers judges. Your product and pitch will be evaluated. Those who are shortlisted in their category will then also get the chance to give a lightning talk to the relevant judge. A valuable experience for all those who are honing their elevator pitch to perfection. Plus there will be publicity in the form of the public vote which, along with input from the judges, will see the winners crowned in each category, having had their entries shared online with an interested audience of tech enthusiasts. More information For more information and to enter the Tech Trailblazers Awards 2020, please visit www.techtrailblazers.com. To be added to the Newsletter to receive the latest updates, sign up here: https://bit.ly/TTnewslettersignup Follow the Tech Trailblazers Awards on Twitter @techtrailblaze or using hashtag #TTAwards.