Every year, Dell headquarters in the Thames Valley and Dell for Entrepreneurs throws open its doors to an ambitious and innovative startup by awarding them the much coveted title of their UK Startup in Residence.
It's a fiercely contested competition, for which the winner will receive some of the best regarded startup support in the industry, helping to strengthen and support their fledging venture. It's a fantastic opportunity that we have followed since its inception, and of course this year will be no different. Here's all the details.
The competition will see UK startups being given the opportunity to base themselves at the Dell UK HQ. Alongside a free dedicated collaborative workspace for as many as 10 employees, the chosen one will also benefit from access to Dell’s onsite facilities and the opportunity to avail of countless technology solutions, that hold the potential to significantly boost their efficiency and growth. Factor in to all of this the chance to take part in a whole host of networking events, receive expert mentoring support, and the prospect of working in one of the world's most notable technology firms, and you have a competition which is well worth fighting for !
The lucky winners will have the privilege of joining Dell's other current startup in residence Fantoo, an ingenious email messaging and collaboration platform that has just reached the middle of their two year tenure with the tech giant. The successful startup will be taking up the vacant space left by last years other winner iNovar, a tech startup which connects people to their desktop whilst on the move, who are graduating to a bright future having completed one year soaking up the expertise of the folks at Dell. Last year we wrote up a little feature about these winners.
If you have an innovative tech startup, and think you can cover all of the points below, then this is definitely a chance not to be missed!
You will need;
- a demonstration of entrepreneurial spirit
- success - both past success and also potential future success
- solid evidence of how technology can really have an impact on stimulating business growth
- personality and a positive persona
Applications for this opportunity are due in by the 31st March, so now is the time to get cracking if you don't want to miss the boat.
After the deadline shortlisted finalists will travel to Dell House in Bracknell, to take part in a short live pitch, from which the winner will be chosen! The successful startup will then take up residency at Dell in September 2015.