KPMG is embarking on an exciting new competition with a stellar prize. With The Best British Startup competition, four lucky mobile businesses will get the chance to pitch at the Mobile World Congress (MWC), taking place in Barcelona from 27 February – 2 March 2017.
So why apply? Well, aside from the fact that the winners will get a fully funded trip to Barcelona, the opportunity to pitch to the best in the business at the world’s largest congregation for the mobile industry will be unparalleled.
“This competition gives us the opportunity to showcase some of these great companies to the global community”
Last year, MWC received a record-breaking 101,000 attendees, coming from over 204 countries and including over 5,000 CEOs. Such a huge platform provides an invaluable experience – so apply now, you have until 31 October to do so.
We caught up with Tom Fox from KPMG Tech Growth to tell us why it’s hosting this prestigious competition, “This competition gives us the opportunity to showcase some of these great companies to the global community.
“We are excited that they can use this competition to promote UK entrepreneurship”
“Some of the entrants will already be making a huge impact in their fields, others are hidden gems getting ready to reveal themselves to the world; undoubtedly, all of them are doing fantastic things and we are excited that they can use this competition to promote UK entrepreneurship.”
To win one of the four coveted places in the competition, startups must pass four regional heats.
All entrants must give a pitch which they will be judged on, “each company will be given a total of 8 minutes on stage, 4 minutes to pitch followed by 4 minutes for Question and Answer with the panel.
“The competition will be judged by a panel of four industry experts. All applications will be scored under five categories with equal weighting to each. The categories are Pitch Quality, Disruption, Market Potential, Traction and Innovation. The decision of the industry expert panel will be final.”
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So, how do you apply? It’s pretty simple, all that you have to do is fill out an online application before the deadline. If your tech company has any kind of mobile element to it and you’re UK based, then you’re eligible to apply. Each business can send one representative to MWC, and this entrant must be aged 18 or over.
The lucky, and talented, winners will be funded by KPMG to attend MWC 2017 and, “The winner of the overall competition will receive a trophy to commemorate the achievement.”
The results will be announced on the day of each event and will be made publicly available at the end of the event series in a specific publication on KPMG’s website.
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