Dell ‘Start-up in Residence’ competition now live

Initiative set to reward two tech start-ups with comprehensive package of growth support

Global computing firm Dell’s first-ever ‘Start-Up in Residence’ is now live for entries, set to reward two high-potential tech start-ups with a comprehensive package of growth support.

Announced as part of its new UK Centre for Entrepreneurs initiative, applicants have until 15 February to submit a two-minute video to Dell, outlining their business plan and explaining why technology is integral to their business.

Dell said entries would be judged on criteria including demonstration of entrepreneurial spirit, demonstration of past success, how technology could facilitate future growth as well as the personal dynamism and charisma of entrants.

The first and second-place winners will receive a package of support to accelerate their growth, including up to two years’ dedicated work space at Dell’s UK head office in the Thames Valley, access to Dell’s own technology and IT facilities, and mentoring from senior figures at Dell.

Winners will have the opportunity to take advantage of the global firm’s network of contacts, as Dell said winners will have access to ‘key’ in-house customer and networking events.

Successful entrants will also become member of the newly-created Dell UK Entrepreneur Advisory Council, which acts as a steering committee for the UK Centre for Entrepreneurs –providing funding, mentoring and technical expertise to UK tech start-ups.

The two start-ups will also gain membership of the Dell Founder’s Club, a ‘hand-picked’ group of technology leaders which receive benefits such as concierge level support and opportunities to network with other fast-growing start-ups.

Interested start-ups can find out more about the competition and apply by clicking here.

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