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One of five to get award at Cambridge Wireless event
TopicLogic, a company supported by the SETsquared Partnership, has been announced as a winner at the nationwide Discovering Start-Ups 2012 competition. TopicLogic was one of five wireless entrepreneurs who were recognised by leading venture capitalists, angel investors and wireless industry experts at the awards.
As well as prestigious Discovering Start-Ups trophies, the five winners each get a year’s free membership to SETsquared. They were also presented with £500 cash prize sponsored by Qualcomm Ventures and a free delegate ticket to Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona provided by UKTI, along with the opportunity to present at the Future of Wireless International Conference next July organised by Cambridge Wireless – a total value of around £5,500.
“We are delighted to have received an award at a presitigous event such as this,” said Sebastian Toke-Nichols, CEO at TopicLogic. “People are facing an increasingly hard challenge to manage and share their information from multiple sources such as email, folders and the cloud – TopicLogic will complement services such as Dropbox, Box and Google Drive to make organising files as easy as searching for them.”
“From chips to social media apps, the quality and diversity of finalists in this year’s Discovering Start-Ups clearly impressed the experienced panel of judges who had a tough job choosing five deserving winners from the 20 different pitches,” said Simon Bond, Founder of the Silicon South West industry network and director of the Bath SETsquared centre. “Discovering Start-Ups is a great showcase for emerging wireless technology and talent and we are already looking forward to next year’s competition.”
The winners were chosen from 20 finalists from across the UK who pitched their innovative technologies and business plans to a panel of some 20 judges, including senior executives from Broadcom, Vodafone Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures, Google, Orange, TTP Ventures, Cambridge Business Angels and Silicon Valley Bank.
The five 2012 Discovering Start-Up winners were:
Anvil Semiconductors from Coventry: using patented technology to develop Silicon Carbide power semiconductor devices for the same price as Silicon technology. www.anvil-semi.co.uk
D-RisQ from Malvern: automation of Formal Methods techniques to reduce the development cost of complex systems and software by up to 80% while maximising compliance. www.drisq.com
Skin Analytics from Cambridge: cloud-based service that uses smart phones for monitoring small changes in moles to detect melanoma skin cancers. www.skinanalytics.co.uk
Smart Antenna Technologies from the University of Birmingham: innovative single-antenna technology for portable devices including 4G handsets.
TopicLogic from Bath: web service to help busy professionals instantly find and share their files wherever they are. www.topiclogic.com
Now in its third year, the Discovering Start-Ups 2012 competition has been run by Cambridge Wireless in partnership with Silicon South West. The finals took place at the London headquarters of legal firm Taylor Wessing and were sponsored by Google, Rohde & Schwarz and SETsquared Partnership.
For more information on the finalists and winners and a full list of judges, please visit: www.cambridgewireless.co.uk/dsu
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