EY relaunches search to find UK’s top 10 tech start-ups

Second EY Startup Challenge will offer intensive” eight week mentoring programme with access to London workspace

Ernst & Young is on the hunt to find the UK’s top 10 “cutting-edge” technology start-ups having announced the launch of its second EY Startup Challenge.

Launched last year, the competition looks to support young businesses with innovative technologies and this year’s initiative is focused at solutions which target intelligent customer interactions and supply chains.

As part of the challenge, the 10 start-ups will receive an “intensive” eight week mentoring programme with EY and its clients which will include coaching, access to networking and training, advice on becoming ‘investor-ready’, and access to shared workspace in London.

EY intends for this second iteration, schedule to run from June 8 to July 31, to follow on from the success of its inaugural scheme which took place in September 2014 and centred around data security and the “right to be forgotten”.

Richard Taylor, EY’s advisory sector lead for consumer products, said of the competition:

“Innovative start-up technologies are critical to unlocking the business challenges of the future, and we’re delighted to launch the second EY Startup Challenge.

“Providing high-potential entrepreneurs with access to our people and clients to help solve their most complex problems creates a real opportunity for small businesses with big ideas to forge ahead with the new, dynamics technologies of tomorrow, and will guide technological innovation on its route to market.”

Applications for the EY Startup Challenge are open until May 17 2015.

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