The winners of the UK government’s third annual GREAT Tech Awards were announced last night at a gala in New York City hosted by Danny Lopez, British Consul General in New York.
Seven US technology companies were chosen and will receive a receive a bespoke business development trip to the UK during the week of 30 November 2015.
The category winners are: for CleanTech, Heads Up Display; for EdTech, Tinybop; for FinTech, Hedgeable; for Health, Celmatix; for Lifestyle, iDevices; and for Media, Bounce Exchange. Best of USA, a new category this year, was awarded to ShopKeep. The final award, Best of British, was awarded to TransferWise.
The winning package includes a roundtrip flight to London provided by British Airways; five nights’ accommodation at Corinthia Hotel London; accountancy services from BDO, legal services from Fieldfisher, recruitment services from Propel Executive, real estate services from Knight Frank; business development services from sector specialists including Advice Cloud, Device Access UK, Durham Lane, Gateway Europe, International Management Answers, and MedTech Logistics; meetings with mentors and government officials; and attendance at the unBound Digital conference in London.
The judges included: Pete Cashmore, CEO & Founder of Mashable; Glenda Bailey OBE, Editor-in-Chief of Harper’s Bazaar and GREAT Britain Campaign ambassador; Ignacio Isa Martin, Sales Director at British Airways North America; Michael Hayman, Co-founder of Seven Hills; Marco Mohwinckel, Global Head of Integrated Care Solutions at Janssen Healthcare Innovation; Gareth Jones, Co-founder and General Partner at FinTech Collective; Anant Agarwal, CEO of edX; and Thomas R. Burton III, Chair of the Energy Technology Practice at Mintz Levin.