upSTART, the startup pitch competition at Digital DNA


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upSTART, the startup pitch competition that brings together a whole host of top UK, Irish and European tech startups, Investors and Judges is BACK for 2018 at Digital DNA.

Now in its third year, upSTART once again returns to annual leading Irish business and tech two-day conference, Digital DNA which upSTART 2018hosts over 3,000 delegates from across the world in Belfast City, Northern Ireland - this year on the 19th and 20th June.

Hosted by Startacus the one-day pitch competition will play out over 2 rounds, starting with approx 25 disruptive startups and culminating with 1 eventual winner who will walk away with a £5k cash prize and a whole host of partner prizes.

Startups will also be given the opportunity to exhibit their startup for the whole two days of the event, take part in an investor and judges networking social, as well as 1-2-1 investor meetings.

There will be a guaranteed £5k cash prize to the winning upSTART 2018 startup, plus a whole host of winner prizes which will be announced over the coming weeks.

What upSTART 18 will be looking for...

- AI, Data, AR and VR, Fintech, Wearable Tech / IoT, Cyber Security, SaaS with an additional wildcard section for any tech/digital startup that can demonstrate innovation and high-growth potential.

- Both pre and post-investment startups (under £750k) will be eligible to apply.

- Startups must be able to clearly demonstrate how their innovation has the potential to disrupt the marketplace.

- Startups who apply to pitch must be available to be in Belfast during the period of Digital DNA 2018 on the 19th and 20th June 2018.

- Applications to pitch at upSTART at Digital DNA 2018 are now open.

The good news is that It is once again FREE to pitch at upSTART at Digital DNA 2018 and all shortlisted startups will be given one free ticket to attend the two day Digital DNA event.

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