In this episode I’m with Rose Ross (Founder of Tech Trailblazers Awards) talking about Tech Trailblazer Awards.

Tech Trailblazers is a new concept in awards, designed explicitly for smaller businesses and startups that are five years old or less and at C-series funding or below. The awards have low barriers to entry and prizes that not only recognize startup innovation, but also proactively help startups grow their businesses with access to exclusive coaching, mentoring and development and prizes from a prize fund worth an estimated $1m+. The awards include the following categories:

• Big Data Trailblazers
• Cloud Trailblazers
• Emerging Markets Trailblazers
• Mobile Trailblazers
• Networking Trailblazers
• Security Trailblazers
• Storage Trailblazers
• Sustainable IT Trailblazers
• Virtualization Trailblazers

In addition to the above categories, all entrants are automatically entered into the Regional Trailblazers Cup competition free of charge. The Regional Cups include:

• African and Middle East Trailblazers Cup
• Asian-Pacific Trailblazers Cup
• European Trailblazers Cup
• Latin American Trailblazers Cup
• North American Trailblazers Cup


In this episode we talk about:

– A short introduction of TechTrailblazers
– Advantages for the entrants
– A few words on FireStarters