IMA proudly supports the ‘GREAT Tech Awards Competition 2015‘ organised by UKTI USA. Seven tech companies have been selected as the winners of the UK government’s third annual GREAT Tech Awards. We congratulate all the participants and we look forward to meet the winners in the UK.
You can read the official press release below.
NEW YORK – 30 October 2015: Seven US tech companies have been selected as the winners of the UK government’s third annual GREAT Tech Awards. The winners were announced last night at a gala in New York City hosted by Danny Lopez, British Consul General in New York.
The winners represent innovative companies in the US tech scene that aim to build an international presence. They will receive a bespoke business development trip to the UK during the week of 30 November 2015. The category winners are: for CleanTech, Heads Up Display; for EdTech, Tinybop; for FinTech, Hedgeable; for Health, Celmatix; for Lifestyle, iDevices; and for Media, Bounce Exchange. Best of USA, a new category this year, was awarded to ShopKeep. The final award, Best of British, was awarded to TransferWise.
The sector-specific category winners will receive a customized package that includes: a roundtrip flight to London provided by British Airways; five nights’ accommodation at Corinthia Hotel London; accountancy services from BDO, legal services from Fieldfisher, recruitment services from Propel Executive, real estate services from Knight Frank; business development services from sector specialists including Advice Cloud, Device Access UK, Durham Lane, Gateway Europe, International Management Answers, and MedTech Logistics; meetings with mentors and government officials; and attendance at the unBound Digital conference in London.
“Corinthia Hotel London is proud to sponsor The GREAT Tech Awards for the second year,” said Thomas M. Fischer, General Manager of the Corinthia Hotel London. “Hosting the winners at Corinthia allows us a first introduction to the most innovative US tech companies and gives them an opportunity to experience London’s twenty-first century grand hotel in a building combining 130 years of history with the most modern technology and hospitality.”
This summer, technology companies headquartered in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and all six New England states were eligible to apply for one of the sector-specific award categories. An advisory board of industry influencers has chosen the finalists based on their potential for overseas growth and the innovativeness of their product or service. A separate judging panel selected the winners. The eighth award, for the Best of British category, recognized the transatlantic growth of a British technology company that has successfully established an office in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, or the New England area.
The winners were selected by a prestigious panel of judges including: Pete Cashmore, CEO & Founder of Mashable; Glenda Bailey OBE, Editor-in-Chief of Harper’s Bazaar and GREAT Britain Campaign ambassador; Ignacio Isa Martin, Sales Director at British Airways North America; Michael Hayman, Co-founder of Seven Hills; Marco Mohwinckel, Global Head of Integrated Care Solutions at Janssen Healthcare Innovation; Gareth Jones, Co-founder and General Partner at FinTech Collective; Anant Agarwal, CEO of edX; and Thomas R. Burton III, Chair of the Energy Technology Practice at Mintz Levin.
To learn more about the GREAT Tech Awards, visit www.greattechawards.com