Tuesday, 11 June 2013

TECH TOUR SEEKS 25 PROMISING EMERGING UK & IRELAND TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES


Call for Applications for 2013 UK; Ireland Tech Tour: Deadline is now June 15, 2013


 Tech Tour announced the 2013 UK; Ireland Tech Tour to be held September 17-20 in Dublin and Glasgow. Tech Tour will pair the most promising early and later stage growth companies with representatives from leading venture capital and global corporate firms.

The 25 best high growth companies 
Companies from across the technology spectrum based in the UK & Ireland can apply to compete to
become one of 25 finalists. As part of the process applicants must submit a company profile, business
plan and draft presentation.

Selected companies will not be charged to apply or present.

David Farquhar, Partner at Northface Ventures, will serve as President of the UK & Ireland
Tech Tour and said “I was delighted to accept the role of President of the UK & Ireland Tech Tour at
a very exciting time for our industry. The rise of cloud services and massive growth in enterprise class
cloud-based applications are bringing more products to market and hence more opportunities to
invest. We are also seeing a significant maturing of the medtech, cleantech and renewables sectors,
all of which are key strengths of the region. Research and innovation emerging from the region’s
Universities has never been stronger around electronics and components on the back of new classes
of devices. Tech Tour has the unique capability of bringing together exciting companies with the
growth capital they need and offers the most efficient way to align the interests of both groups.”

Brian Caulfield, Partner at DFJ Esprit, will be the VP of the Selection Committee and explained
that “Since the TechTour last visited the UK & Ireland 4 years ago, lean startup approaches and more
availability of seed capital in the region have led to an explosion of great young companies that are
able to gain market traction quickly. We will have a difficult time picking just 25 companies, but look
forward to seeing the very best of these companies present to this important audience.”


No charge to apply
No charge for selected companies to attend the event – selection is merit based only
Companies are selected by an expert selection committee, according to their potential market
impact, and can be at any funding stage from start-up to pre-IPO.
Selected companies will be presenting to a group

Apply for the UK & Ireland Tech Tour: http://www.techtour.com/Registration.htm