Cisco BIG Awards
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Are You The Next BIG Thing In Technology?

In a quest to discover and help develop emerging and early stage business start ups, Cisco has launched The BIG Awards.



Challenge details


Cisco has teamed up with MyKindaCrowd to promote the British Innovation Gateway programme (BIG) around the UK through a 12-event tour. Cisco’s top executives are visiting towns and cities across the country and inviting you to join them for workshops, brainstorms and after-parties!
What are you waiting for? Register your attendance.

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The BIG Awards is an innovation competition to discover and reward the best start up technology businesses.

The BIG Awards are open to individuals or groups in the UK, applicants can enter their ideas into one of four categories:-

- The Internet of Things / Internet Of Everything
- Collaboration
- Mobility
- Big Data

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For each category, your idea should showcase how it will benefit the wider world and how it will become economically, socially and environmentally sustainable.

The Prize

The overall winner will receive a total prize package of approximately of $200k including 12 month mentoring from within Cisco and its Sponsoring Partners.

The winning package covers PR, marketing, HR &  legal services. Runner’s up will also receive cash and technology to support and accelerate the development of their businesses

•      First place - $200K

•      Second place - $25K

•      Third place - 10k

MyKindaCrowd is also offering you mentorship and guidance on your BIG Awards Journey

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Take your ambition further!

The BIG Awards are back in 2013 and there is even more support and investment – in cash, mentoring and technology – available to startup businesses and entrepreneurs.

The BIG Awards aims to recognise and support up-and-coming innovators, entrepreneurs and early-stage startup businesses. We are seeking submissions from small businesses and early stage startups which have technology-based prototypes and proof of concepts (PoC) in development.

The BIG Awards have been set up to attract high-potential technology startups that are seeking investment and support to accelerate their development. For the successful entrants there’ll be access to the full array of Cisco capabilities from technology to business development, plus potential investment and partnering opportunities in the future.

What are you waiting for? Enter Cisco’s BIG awards competition today.

You have until the 21st June 2013.

How To Enter

Visit and register your interest

The Prizes

Funds and mentoring from Cisco and its Sponsoring Partners