Tech Trailblazers 2021 timeline: Key dates for your diary

Entries are in for the 10th edition of the Tech Trailblazers Awards, and excitement is building ahead of the judges’ shortlist reveal in a few weeks time. 

For all of you eagerly awaiting the results, here’s what to expect next and when: 

  • 11th November: Shortlist is announced and public voting opens! Keep an eye out to see if you’re a finalist! We’ll also be sharing the link to the voting system on this date.
  • 30th November: Public voting closes, so make sure you’ve shared the voting link with your supporters by then.
  • 8th December: Winners are announced at the Tech Trailblazers first ever virtual awards evening!* 

Rose Ross, Chief Trailblazer and Founder of the Tech Trailblazers Awards said: “Now the entries are in, we’re thrilled to crack on with the next stage of the competition – the judges’ deliberation! And I have to say, the competition is #OnFire this year! It’s great to see many more, mainly newcomers, in the entrants pool!

“Keep an eye out for the shortlist dropping on 8th November, and rally your loyal supporters to vote for your startup if you made the list! We’re keen to recognise and reward the 2021 cohort of trailblazers as the year draws to a close, so I can’t wait to see which startup innovations wow the judges and voting public. Best of luck to everyone!”

The complete list of categories this year is: AI, Big Data, Blockchain, Cloud, Containers, Developer, Diversity, Female CxO, Fintech, Firestarter, IoT, Investment, Male CxO, Mobile, Networking, Security, and Storage. Three regional cups are awarded – the Hopper Cup (The Americas), the Kesavan Cup (Asia Pacific) and the Turing Cup (Europe, Middle East and Africa).

*CALL FOR SPONSORS: If you’re interested in sponsoring the 10th edition ceremony, please contact the team on for further information.