European Tech Tour Names UK and Ireland`s Most Promising High Growth Technology Companies; Selected Companies Stand to Benefit from $10 Billion in Investment Capital
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http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20100428005117/en British Olympic Team Psychiatrist Addresses Finalistsat Gala Dinner at Royal Courts of Justice LONDON & DUBLIN--(Business Wire)-- The European Tech Tour today announced the 30 selected companies of the 2010 UK and Ireland Tech Tour. Revealed at the organisation`s gala dinner at the Royal Courts of Justice in London last night, the finalists represent the region`s most promising, high-growth, early- and expansion-stage technology companies. The 30 companies - all of them based or incubated in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland - were chosen from a pool of 250 applications and selected based on detailed reviews by the UK & Ireland Tech Tour`s Selection Committee, comprised of senior global venture capital and technology industry leaders. The reviews assessed the uniqueness of their technology, strength of their business model, vision, capability to execute on the business plan and the quality of management team and track record. "It was a big challenge to identify the UK and Ireland Tech Tour finalists given the strength of this year`s entrants, but we are satisfied we`ve selected the companies with the greatest business and commercial potential," said Victor Basta, president of the UK and Ireland Tech Tour. "These are not just companies that will make an impact locally; they are companies with the potential to assist in Europe`s broader economic recovery." And the selected companies are… The 2010 UK & Ireland Tech Tour finalists span several technology sectors, including communication and networking systems, Cleantech, semiconductor devices, internet and enterprise application software, design, enabling technology, manufacturing and test equipment and medical equipment. This is who they are and where they are from: Company Location Company Location Aepona Belfast, Northern Ireland Maxymiser Edinburgh, UK Andor Technology Belfast, Northern Ireland MediaEquals London, UK CarTrawler Dublin, Ireland Mobile Interactive Group London, UK Clavis Technology Dublin, Ireland Newbay Software Dublin, Ireland CloudSplit Dublin, Ireland Nimbus Rowlands Castle, UK Complinet London, UK Oxford Nanopore Technologies Oxford, UK DisplayLink Cambridge, UK PowerOasis Bath, UK Green Biologics Oxfordshire, UK Renew London, UK HeartSine Technologies Belfast, Northern Ireland Shutl London, UK HeyStaks Technologies Dublin, Ireland S3 Group Dublin, Ireland Imagini Europe London, UK The TAS Group Dublin, Ireland Intelligent Energy Loughborough, UK uberVU London, UK Just Eat Group- London, UK VOSS Solutions Reading, UK Kore Virtual Machines Dublin, Ireland Zeus Technology Cambridge, UK Lagan Technologies Belfast, Northern Ireland Zonerider Networks London, UK Speech by Olympic team psychiatrist marks launch of two-day tour Dr. Steve Peters, a psychiatrist with the British Olympic Cycling team, addressed the finalists last night with a speech focussed on getting the highest performance from teams and humanity`s dynamic drivers at the gala dinner. The UK & Ireland Tech Tour is being held in London today while the Irish portion will be held in Dublin tomorrow. During that time finalists will have twenty minutes to present their business plans to senior partners, vice presidents and CEOs from the global venture capital and technology industry, as well as service providers and academics. They will benefit from networking opportunities, local and international media exposure and opportunities to secure funding. There is over €10 billion worth of investment capital present at the Tour. About the European Tech Tour The European Tech Tour Association (ETT) was founded in Geneva in 1998 in response to the growing interest in emerging technology companies in various European regions. ETT is an independent, not-for-profit organisation composed of key contributors to the high technology industry. The Association recognises that continued prosperity in Europe lies in its ability to transform today's innovative projects into tomorrow's global technology leaders. For further information, please visit www.techtour.com Thanks to the Tech Tour sponsors for their generous support. European Tech Tour Laurian Krell +41 22 544 60 62 Laurian@techtour.com or Weber Shandwick UK Peter Ross +44 20 7067 0540 firstname.lastname@example.org or Weber Shandwick Ireland Eoin Quinn +353 1 676 0168 email@example.com Copyright Business Wire 2010
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