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Wazoku Competitions powers Tech Trailblazers Awards

Idea management tool used to decide winners of new global tech awards

5 December 2012 - Idea management firm Wazoku is supplying its Wazoku Competitions tool to the inaugural Tech Trailblazers Awards, allowing members of the public to vote for the best startup innovations in a number of enterprise technology categories.

The Tech Trailblazers Awards focus exclusively on enterprise technology startups from all over the world, looking for the very best products or services in the following categories: big data, cloud, infosecurity, mobile, networking, storage, sustainable IT, emerging markets and virtualisation. Check out the hot startups on the shortlist now at http://techtrailblazers.com/shortlist/. To have your say on the winners, simply click "vote now" on the shortlist page or visit http://tech-trailblazers.wazoku.com/. Voting is open until December 14th at 11:59pm PT.

Wazoku Competitions is a tool used to increase engagement, awareness and traffic around an event or competition. Wazoku has set up a fully branded and customised competition page for the Tech Trailblazers Awards website, where people can easily vote for their favourite in each category. There are voting and social buttons to increase engagement and a scoring system that automatically ranks the most popular entrants.

"Wazoku Competitions is the perfect tool for the inaugural Tech Trailblazers Awards. Not only does it suit our needs precisely, but Wazoku is also somewhat of a trailblazing startup itself," said Rose Ross, Chief Trailblazer, Tech Trailblazers Awards. "We wanted something that would allow easy voting for entries and allow us to build online buzz and engagement as we get closer to the final voting day, and we are very happy with results so far."

Based on Wazoku's Idea Spotlight technology, Wazoku Competitions has already helped the Digital London summit earlier this year, driving more than 9,000 unique visitors to the Startup Challenge website and garnering more than 3,000 public votes for ideas submitted.

The Tech Trailblazers Awards (@techtrailblaze) represent the first independent initiative to recognize and reward enterprise technology startups in a global arena. The winner in each category wins access to expert advice and mentoring, along with thousands of dollars' worth of prizes, which include the chance to use Wazoku (@WazokuHQ) in their own business.

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About Wazoku
www.wazoku.com
Founded in 2011 by Simon Hill and James King, Wazoku is a UK-based idea and innovation management services firm that supplying an online tool and associated services allows users to submit, capture, discuss and evaluate ideas.

About the Tech Trailblazers Awards
www.techtrailblazers.com
Tech Trailblazers is a new concept in awards, designed explicitly for smaller businesses and startups that are less than five years old and at C-series funding or below. The awards have low barriers to entry and prizes that not only recognize startup innovation, but also proactively help startups grow their businesses with access to exclusive coaching, mentoring and development as well as an estimated prize fund worth in excess of $1m. The awards seek to recognize true innovators in the following enterprise technology and other areas:

  • Big Data Trailblazers

  • Cloud Trailblazers

  • Emerging Markets Trailblazers

  • Mobile Technology Trailblazers

  • Networking Trailblazers

  • Security Trailblazers

  • Storage Trailblazers

  • Sustainable IT Trailblazers

  • Virtualization Trailblazers

For more information, please email us at [email protected], follow us on Twitter @techtrailblaze or via the hashtag #TTAwards, or visit us on LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/company/tech-trailblazers-awards.

For further information contact:
Paul Allen - Rise PR
[email protected]
07515 199 487
www.twitter.com/PaulieA

Olivia Shannon, Omarketing (for the Tech Trailblazers Awards)
UK: +44 (0)208 255 5225
US: +1 781 519 0275
[email protected]
www.twitter.com/Olivia_at_O

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