Organised by a partnership of the Olympic Park Legacy Company and Tech City Investment Organisation, with the close support of StartUp Britain, the StartUp Games will provide an opportunity for the best entrepreneurs from the UK and around the world to present their business to an international panel of judges and investors and compete to be recognised as some of the world’s highest potential startups.
A call for applications will be issued in March 2012 and the competition will take place in Tech City, Europe’s fastest growing tech and digital cluster in September 2012. The finals will be held at a location overlooking the park during the Paralympics.
Andrew Altman, CEO of the Olympic Park Legacy Company, said; “We are delighted to be able to support the StartUp Games and welcome the opportunity to encourage such an important group of entrepreneurs, from the UK and abroad. The StartUp Games furthers our ambition for the Park to be a catalyst for innovation”
Michael Hayman, Co-Founder of StartUp Britain, said; “Hosting the StartUp Games is a unique opportunity to bring together some of the world’s highest calibre entrepreneurs to inspire and learn from each other. In the current economic climate, training and talent development are as important as ever, and we are proud to be supporting this event to help bring together young businesses alongside inspiring business leaders.”
Eric Van der Kleij, CEO of the Tech City Investment Organisation, said; “2012 is an exciting year for the UK, and the world’s attention will be focussed on London and the Olympic Games. The StartUp Games allow us to showcase the very best of Tech City and the fantastic facilities of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to some of the world’s very best startups, while inspiring and encouraging our own startups to excel.”