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The search is on for The Best British Mobile Startup 2017

The search is for The Best British Mobile Startup 2017

KPMG and UKTI are calling for UK mobile startups to take part in a competition to find KPMG Presents :“The Best British Mobile Startup 2017”.


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The professional services firm, KPMG, has joined forces with UKTI to take four British mobile startup businesses to the world’s largest mobile industry gathering where they will each showcase their business to judges and investors at 4 Years From Now (4YFN) session and one will be crowned KPMG Presents: “The Best British Mobile Startup 2017”.

The Mobile World Congress is the world’s largest annual mobile industry gathering, organised by the GSMA.  Last year the event attracted over 100,000 attendees from all parts if the world, and industry analysts and business leaders.

Applications are now open at and will close on 11 November.  Successful applicants will be invited to pitch their business to a panel of judges in London, Bristol, Leeds or Birmingham before the final four startups are selected for the trip to Barcelona next year.

Patrick Imbach, Co-Head of KPMG’s Tech Growth practice said: 

“This is an amazing opportunity to showcase the best that the UK has on offer in terms of mobile startups and could be a game changer for the winner. We are looking for innovative businesses who can showcase just how strong the UK is in disruptive mobile technology.  Some of these companies could already be making a huge impact in their fields, others may be hidden gems getting ready to reveal themselves to the world. For the finalists this opportunity to get in front of the key players in the industry could be invaluable to their growth ambitions and will open doors that can be difficult for a small enterprise to achieve on their own.  We are expecting a great response to this competition.” 

Last year the competition was won by London based What3words, a universal addressing system based on a 3mx3m global grid.  Each of the 57 trillion 3mx3m squares in the world has been pre-allocated a fixed & unique 3 word address.  They have since gone on to win the Eurobest Innovation Grand Prix, recognised by Unilever Award for Impact on the UN Millennium Development Goals and were named finalists of the WIRED Audi Innovation Awards


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