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Tech Trailblazers issues final call to enter startup competition

Tech Trailblazers has issued a final call to Enterprise IT startups to enter its competition to be in with a chance of winning products and services worth thousands of dollars, as well as expert industry mentoring.

Categories include big data, cloud, emerging markets, infosecurity, mobile, networking, storage, sustainable IT and virtualization. The deadline for submissions is 26 September.

Each category winner will be nominated to attend Morgan Stanley's invitation-only CTO Summit, receive a free lead generation program for 200 leads from Computing magazine worth $15,000 (£9,300), and get a one-year subscription to Mynewsdesk.

Other prizes on offer include, two weeks full-time hot-desking at Innovation Warehouse's London office for up to two individuals per startup on the judges' shortlist, and a free conference pass to the Mobile World Congress in February 2014. The prize fund is estimated to be worth $1 million (£620,000).

Winners will also receive coaching and mentoring through a unique offering that is focused on helping young, job-creating businesses with growth and business development. Current mentoring partners include VMware, the Cloud Security Alliance, China-Axlr8r, LOGA Group, and Amoo Venture Capital Advisory.

"The mission of the Tech Trailblazers is to reward and recognise enterprise tech startups excellence," said Rose Ross, founder of the Tech Trailblazers Awards.

"Just one look at judging panel alone is sufficient reason to enter the Tech Trailblazers Awards, but we've gone beyond mere exposure and publicity by offering prizes of real value and mentoring to help the most promising young startups succeed in a competitive industry."

Judges include Frank Bernhard, strategy and operations director at Deloitte Consulting, Mike Burkitt, CTO of Launchpad Europe, Sam Johnston director of cloud & IT services at Equinix and Harkeeret Singh, Thomson Reuters' head of energy & sustainable IT.

To be eligible, companies must be privately owned, five years old or less, and either privately funded or at C-series funding or below.