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Tech Trailblazers has announced a new partnership with China-Axlr8r, China’s “first mentorship-driven seed-funding startup program,” giving added value to Chinese startups who enter the Tech Trailblazers Asian-Pacific Cup.
The Tech Trailblazers Awards is a global online community that recognises and rewards the top IT startups from around the world in categories such as big data, cloud, mobile, networking, security, storage, sustainable IT and virtualisation technology, but also has the Emerging Markets Trailblazers and Regional Trailblazers Cups which are regional awards.
The new partnership will see China-Axlr8r offer the winner of the Asian-Pacific Trailblazers Cup a free place in its 2014 accelerator program (as long as all the other entrance requirements are met too).
Rose Ross, Founder and Chief Trailblazer, commented, “Strong regional partners like China-Axlr8r are essential for our global success. This year, with the partnership of China-Axlr8r coupled with the lure of the estimated million-dollar prize pot equivalent, we are expecting a deluge of Chinese and other Asian entrants. We are truly excited by the chance to welcome even more of the crème de la crème of Chinese enterprise tech startups to the Tech Trailblazers experience.”
The China-Axlr8r accelerator program aims to help entrepreneurs who are on the cutting-edge of IT, creating successful startups. The China-Axlr8r accelerator program offers startups access to an experienced network of mentors and alumni to help cultivate every aspect of their business. The program also gives startups the opportunity to pitch to early-stage investors at the Demo Day event.
Todd Embley said, “China-Axlr8r has made a name for itself as an innovator in the Chinese startup community, and that is underlined now as we integrate the Tech Trailblazers Awards model into our accelerator program to identify the region’s best social and enterprise technology startups.”
The Tech Trailblazers Awards opened for entries on the fourth of July, and will be open until 12 September 2013. Early bird entries (before 12 August) cost US$250, after that entry costs US$295.