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GSMA partners with Tech Trailblazers to offer free MWC 2014 pass to best mobile startup

Tech Trailblazers, a global competition recognising enterprise startups, has announced that it is extending its submission deadline for potential participants to 26 September.

The news follows confirmation of a number of new partnerships for the awards company, headlined by a tie-up with the GSMA, organisers of Mobile World Congress. As a result of the deal, the winner of the 2013 Mobile Trailblazer gong will win a free conference pass to MWC 2014, worth €699 (roughly £590).

Category winners are now likely to enjoy a prize pot in the region of $50,000 (£32,000) that also includes hot-desking space, invitations to exclusive events like GigaOM's Structure: Europe and Morgan Stanley's CTO Summit, plus mentoring opportunities.

As well as linking up with MWC, Tech Trailblazers has also announced new partnerships with The Icehouse, a New Zealand-based "business growth hub," and Russia's Skolkovo Entrepreneurial Community, which is backed by the country's Prime Minister, Dmitry Medvedev.

"Most NZ startups need to look for international market opportunities right from the beginning due to the limited size of the New Zealand market. Helping entrepreneurs get traction overseas is an important part of the work we do and we are excited to partner with Tech Trailblazers Awards to further facilitate this," commented Icehouse CEO Andy Hamilton.

Rose Ross, founder of the Tech Trailblazer Awards, added: "Skolkovo is an exciting and valuable trailblazing partner in the Moscow startup ecosystem. In just over a year we attracted strong and proactive partners to the Tech Trailblazers startup community sharing the common goal and helping startups accelerate to achieving their full potential."

Other noteworthy Tech Trailblazers partners include IP EXPO, London's Innovation Warehouse, and China-Axlr8r.

To enter your early-stage venture, simply head to the Tech Trailblazers Awards website and follow the necessary prompts.