We have sponsorship packages available – if you are interested in being involved in this event, profiling your company or business and engaging with the latest tech start-up companies please contact abhi.naha@cambridgewireless.co.uk or contact CW on +44 (0)1223 967101.

Organisers

CW (Cambridge Wireless)
Cambridge Wireless is the leading industry forum and vibrant community with a rapidly expanding network of companies actively involved in the development and application of wireless technologies. In addition to high level networking dinners, educational events and business development activities, Cambridge Wireless runs an annual Future of Wireless International Conference along with the Discovering Start-Ups initiative to support emerging, innovative wireless companies. Over 15 Special Interest Groups focused on specific technologies and market sectors, also provide opportunities for members to meet, form partnerships to exploit new commercial opportunities, and share knowledge and information about the latest industry trends and hot topics. Cambridge Wireless has partnerships with other leading industry clusters and organisations around the world to extend its international reach and to keep members up to date with the latest global developments and business opportunities. The Discovering Start Ups Competition is supported by the CW Business SIG Champions.

Sponsors

Deloitte, UK - Key Sponsor & Host
Deloitte provides audit, tax, consulting, and corporate finance services to public and private clients spanning multiple industries. The Global Technology, Media & Telecommunications Industry (TMT) group consists of the practices organised in the various member firms of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL) and is dedicated to helping clients evaluate complex issues, develop fresh approaches to problems and implement practical solutions. Within the Technology practice in the UK, clients range from FTSE100 globally renowned organisations, to fast-growing Tech SMEs; covering a range of sectors from hardware and hi-tech manufacturing, to software and internet.

The pace of technological change is one of the biggest challenges facing industry executives today. In a market of economic uncertainty, technology companies are changing their business strategies in order to adapt for success. Deloitte understand the challenges these companies face during their business growth cycle and tailor comprehensive solutions for clients. By helping companies adapt quickly to this evolving terrain, Deloitte unlock the innovative and creative thinking companies need to compete. www.deloitte.co.uk and www.fast50.co.uk


The Provence Partnership
The Provence Partnership helps you to set up your business in Provence by providing free and confidential support. Provence Promotion is the economic development agency of the Provence Region. Their team is dedicated to accelerate and facilitate the launch of new business in the South of France and helping by finding the right location for your company, the financing incentives and grants for your project, introductions to the local network, and supporting recruitment and integration in the new environment (housing, schooling, visas).


Dorsey
Dorsey offers strategic commercial advice in the venture capital and private equity space in London, Europe and globally. Dorsey lawyers and staff help clients gain an edge by applying legal knowledge and skills with practical wisdom and an understanding of our clients' busiensss and industry. Dorsey London is a focused venture capital, private equity, M&A and ECM practice with 35 lawyers experienced in advising venture capital investors, management teams, entrepreneurs, coporates and other institutional investors on all types of corporate transactions, including private and public equity, fundraisings, the sale and purchase of companies and businesses, and IP commervialisation and prosecution. We advise on deals with an enterprise value ranging from start-up to beyonf £200 million across a broad range of industry sectors. The London office is a standalone 'full service' City practice. Practice areas covered in London include tax, IP, real estate and employment.


IC Resources
Hiring the right team who share your passion can be tricky you’re running an early-stage start-up. Since our inception in 1999, we have helped myriad startups to grow quickly and efficiently, helping them to achieve successful exits. We work closely with our clients, who benefit from our specialist sector expertise across software recruitment (bare metal through to user interface and applications), hardware recruitment (electronics, miconductors, mechanical) and commercial recruitment (sales, marketing, product/project management). Our 55 consultants work from offices in London, Reading, Munich, Shenzhen and East Coast US. IC Resources - recruitment partner to the global technology community.

Supporters

Google
Google’s innovative search technologies connect millions of people around the world with information every day. Founded in 1998 by Stanford Ph.D. students Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google today is a top web property in all major global markets. Google is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia.


Digital Catapult
There are many brilliant digital businesses in the UK, so there is plenty of opportunity and still considerable work to be done. This is why Digital Catapult is here – to help increase the number of digital businesses, and the numbers employed in digital roles. In short, Digital Catapult is here to help grow the UK digital economy.


SETsquared
SETsquared, the long-standing enterprise partnership between the universities of Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey, is the global number 1 university business incubator which specialises in growing high-tech start-ups. Follow on Twitter @SETsquared


St John's Innovation Centre
St John’s Innovation Centre was founded in 1987 by St John's College, Cambridge, the first pioneering business incubator of its kind in Europe. The Centre now provides almost 5,000m2 of managed workspace and flexible leases, currently occupied by around 87 companies and is also the base for around 350 virtual tenants, most of whom are also start-ups.

It aims to provide a dynamic and supportive environment to accelerate the growth of early stage knowledge-based companies with flexible accommodation, strategic business advice, training and introductions. It is located at the heart of the Greater Cambridge technology cluster, in which it plays a pivotal role, and is a Business & Innovation Centre (BIC) accredited by the European Business Network.


Tech City UK
Tech City believe the UK is the best place to start and grow a digital business. Through dedicated programmes, they support the digital technology sector’s need for skills, infrastructure, and investment and gather and share vital information, which informs policymakers. They give digital entrepreneurs a national and local voice and work to accelerate the growth of digital businesses, in London and across the UK, at all stages of their development. They aim to make life better for the digital entrepreneur.


Tradefair
For over 25 years Tradefair has been managing an extensive programme of supported overseas exhibitions on behalf of the Department for International Trade (DIT) Our focus is on those events which have proven to be the most successful in generating quality international business for the UK tech sector. DIT grants are available for eligible UK companies and Startups when they exhibit at Mobile World Congress, 4YFN and embedded world 2017. Please visit www.tradefair.co.uk for further information.


Department for International Trade
Department for International Trade can help you rise to the exciting opportunities and challenges that globalisation offers. They work with UK-based businesses to ensure their success in international markets. They also encourage the best overseas companies to look to the UK as their global partner of choice.


Wayra
Wayra is a start-up accelerator and a part of Telefónica Open Future, an open innovation platform that integrates all Telefónica Group’s investment vehicles and initiatives to foster entrepreneurship and innovation globally. With the financial backing of Telefónica, one of the biggest telco companies in the world, and with the support of a global network of mentors, investors and partners, Wayra helps the best entrepreneurs to grow and build successful businesses.