Tech Trailblazers issues rallying cry as early bird discount deadline looms

Tech Trailblazers, an international enterprise startup awards competition, has issued a rallying cry ahead of an impending deadline for early bird discounts.

Up until Monday, 12 August, entrants will be privy to a reduced application fee of $250 (£160) for the first category entered, with subsequent considerations down to just $100 (£65).

Early bird entrants will also be submitted to a prize draw where free tickets to GigaOM's cloud conference, Structure: Europe, are up for grabs.

"With stacks of prizes from the $1 million prize fund up for grabs, a comprehensive promotion campaign by the organisers, plus judging and mentoring from the crème de la crème of the VC and technology industry, the early-bird deadline means even better ROI for entrants," Tech Trailblazers said in a statement.

After 12 August, entries will be accepted up until 12 September and, in addition to the hefty prize pot, individual category winners will also be offered the chance to attend Morgan Stanley's invite-only CTO Summit.

Tech Trailblazers aims to recognise the crème de la crème of early-stage enterprise ventures across a range of categories, including big data, cloud, mobile, networking, IT security, storage, and virtualisation..

Some of the judges lined up for this year's panel include noted Tech City developer advocate and Shoreditch Works co-founder James Governor, GigaOM's Derrick Harris, and storage blogger Hans de LeenHeer.

In addition to recognising enterprise startups on a global scale, Tech Trailblazers also celebrates regional winners and has partnered with a number of localised organisations, including African startup network AfriLabs, Chinese mentorship-driven seed funding programme China AXLR8R and London's own Innovation Warehouse.

To enter your startup in the competition and take advantage of the early bird discount, visit the Tech Trailblazers website today and be sure to keep in touch with the buzz via the @techtrailblaze Twitter account, as well as following the action on ITProPortal.