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Tech Trailblazers Awards signs DaD Asia partnership

The Tech Trailblazers Awards has agreed a partnership with DaD Asia that will see the awards promoted to 2,500 startups in Asia.

DaD Asia, the web-based startup incubator, will highlight the awards to its network of 2,500 Asian startups with the nomination time for the 2014 awards being extended.

“The partnership with DaD Asia is an important step to further establishing the Tech Trailblazers as a major force for recognizing the best of the best in the enterprise tech startup space from all four corners of the globe. DaD Asia strengthens our reach into Asia and will be a valued ally in spreading the word to the vibrant Asian tech startup communities,” said Tech Trailblazers founder Rose Ross.

Tech Trailblazers is an awards ceremony that is specifically designed for small businesses and startups. Each award has a low barrier of entry and the prizes are designed to help startups grow their businesses even further.

Categories covered by the awards include big data, cloud, emerging markets, mobile, networking, security, storage, sustainable IT and virtualisation. There are also various regional cups on offer with each one free to enter.

Any startup lucky enough to win a category will get a prize pot worth around $50,000 [£32,000] with the likes of Morgan Stanley, GigaOM, Mynewsdesk and Launchdesk Europe all contributing to the lineup of prizes.

DaD Asia is a web-based Internet business incubator based in Shanghai that gives entrepreneurs help to succeed in the shape of mentoring and Seed capital. The group, which also has a European arm, gives entrepreneurs the chance to make partnerships with other companies or source “smart capital” for growth of projects.

The new partnership being signed means the submission deadline for the 2014 awards has been extended to 26 September at 23:59 Pacific Time.