Announcement: Winner of startup tech competition
Congratulations to Alberto Munoz from ChangeAlert on winning the StartUp Tech Competition to represent Britain in the StartUp Nations and the Bank’s Foundation for Young Entrepreneurs’ ‘World Startup Competition’, held in South Korea this November.
Out of the many talented start-ups who entered the StartUp Tech Competition, the finalists were:
The winner of the competition is Alberto Munoz, who will be representing Britain in the World StartUp Competition this November to compete against other 40 national representatives for a chance to win up to $50,000 cash prizes and an opportunity to pitch to international venture capitalists.
The founders at ChangeAlert, Alberto Munoz and Monica Rodriguez, saw the need to improve continence care for users of continence pads and nappies. Their solution was to produce an innovative warning device that sends signals when the pads are wet. This can reduce discomfort, avoid infections and pressure ulcers for incontinence pad and nappy users. Their product has the potential to help nurses, private carers and individuals to provide better care to patients and family members. The ChangeAlert’s team originates from Spain but came to the UK to join Bethnal Green Ventures to set up their company earlier this year.
StartUp Britain is very excited to have Alberto representing Britain in the upcoming competition. We believe that Alberto will set a perfect example of how far Britain’s tech industry has come and show the world that Britain offers endless opportunities for tech start-ups such as ChangeAlert to grow and succeed.
To find out more about StartUp Nations Summit and the World StartUp Competition, please follow the link: http://www.startupnations.org/dates-set-for-startup-nations-summit-in-seoul/
*The eligibility criteria for the competition:
- The start-up must be a UK-based tech start-up with an innovative business model
- The start-up must focus on IT hardware and software industry
- Sum of external funding must be less than £1.2m
- There must already be a minimum viable product
- A representative from the start-up must be available to travel to South Korea for the ‘World Startup Competition’ between 22nd – 27th November 2014