Thinking Digital Announce 2nd Annual Thinking Digital Start-Up Competition 21st May

Thinking Digital

Thinking Digital Conference have partnered with Sage to bring you their second annual Thinking Digital Start-Up Competition.

Up to ten companies will be shortlisted to give a 3 minute start-up pitch before a panel of expert industry judges and a 500+ audience on the 21st of May during the pre-conference activities of Thinking Digital.

You have until the 30th of April to enter. Apply here.

The Competition

SageOneEvery shortlisted company receives free registration to the Thinking Digital Livecast Lounge and a free 12 month licence Sage One’s Accounts Software.

Sage One, is a cloud-based accounts and payroll service created by Sage (UK) Limited, specifically for startups and small businesses.

Expert presentation coaching from Sage One is also available for every shortlisted entry.

The top two startups, as chosen by the audience and the Judges Panel, advance to the final competition which will occur before the live audience of the Thinking Digital Conference.

The delegates of Thinking Digital will then choose the final winner.

Startups can enter online here.

The Startup Competition is free to attend for all Thinking Digital ticket holders. For information on how to register click here.

Thinking Digital Conference

Thinking DigitalThinking Digital 2013 takes place on 21st -23rd May on Tyneside at the Sage Gateshead.

Thinking Digital is a three-day event drawing together exceptional talent from the worlds of technology, media, science, industry and the arts.

Since its creation in 2008, Thinking Digital Conference has grown steadily and now attracts nearly 700 participants annually.

To enter the competition, please complete the form below no later than 5pm on Tuesday 30th April. If you are one of the shortlisted startups Thinking Digital will contact you by phone on Friday 3rd May. If not Thinking Digital will notify you via email.

For an overview of the event, please download a PDF here.

For information on the speakers please click here.

Eligibility Criteria

To enter the Thinking Digital Confrence Start-Up Competition you must:

  • Be available to travel to Newcastle upon Tyne on 21st May
  • Be willing to pitch to a live audience on 21st and again on either 22nd or 23rd May
  • Be willing to take part in marketing and PR activity surrounding the competition
  • Have started your business less than 12 months ago or be just about to start*

* For the purposes of this competition our definition of 'started' is the date you first received payment for goods or services and should be no earlier than 1st April 2012.

// Enter here.

// For more information on how to register click here.

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