Easypreorders scoops the judging panel and audience vote to win Nottingham’s Tech Start-up of the Year 2012 and £7,000 worth of prizes including £850 cash!!
Mark Roberts, Managing Director of Easypreorders making it look easy! Mark receiving a £500 cheque from judge and sponsor Adam Bird
“The best startup competition yet” was a comment repeatedly made at the event. Antenna was packed with almost 100 people enjoying the awards.
The Audience Voted for EasyPreOrders to Win
Easypreorder is an online pre-ordering service for organisers, restaurants and the hospitality industry. In 2nd place was GuestSort with their venue guest list platform app and in 3rd place was NeeHoy with their Sociable Recycling app.
The judges were really impressed by Easypreorders and the other finalists. Adam Bird, spokes person for the judges said:
“The awards have really up stepped a level this year especially in terms of the quality of the startups and teams entering. The top 3 were targeting very different sectors but shared common ingredients: passionate teams, solving real problems that people are prepared to pay for. I look forward to seeing these young businesses develop and rise to the inevitable challenges over the coming years.”
Mark Roberts, Managing Director of Easypreorders , said after winning the award:
“Winning Notts Tuesday is an absolute honour. To say “I’m dead chuffed” would be an understatement! The prizes are fantastic, and geared up to a tech company like ours. Thank You, this really will make a difference our business and ultimately our future.”
Honourable mentions also go to the HiveDrop PhD crew with their spheres of information and PayDot’s tracking, payments and financial reporting service.
Our sincere gratitude go to the long list of 11 sponsors for this year’s event:
- Gold Cash prize & entertainment sponsors: Nottingham City Council, Esendex, Experien & Web design Training
- Gold Sponsors: Security Aware, Anterian & Skeleton Productions
- Silver Sponsors: Esendex, Web design Training & Shoosmiths Solicitors
- Bronze sponsors: Bildurn Property development, TedxLacemarket & Quantum Event.
EasyPreOrders took the lions share of the prizes, with GuestSort receiving two prizes (Legal consultancy and security service) and NeeHoy with Tedx ticket. Interestingly the Audience Vote mirrored the judging with EasyPreOrders (1st) – who received the £350 cash prize, GuestSort (2nd) and NeeHoy (3rd). Without the support of the sponsors the event wouldn’t have attracted so many startups and make the event hotly competitive.
Our thanks also got to the judges: Adam Bird, Jason Watkins,Rob Cawdron, Ian Fletcher and Aisling Duffy, who did an excellent job at questioning the startups and selecting the winners.
Nott Tuesday Startup Awards 2012 judges
And last but no means least our to thanks go to: Nick Walker from Walker Systems for once again providing the great photography (All the photo’s on Google+); Antenna for hosting and helping to organise the event; Marie Peach and her The Saboteurs band for entertaining us so well with live music, and CJ for live voice streaming the (hear it again here!) and helping the organisation on the night.
Each year the event gets bigger and better with more startup entries, more sponsors with better prizes. And now with the £56m Creative Quarter Nottingham really is a great place to be with your startup!!