LONDON, July 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
- 20,000 set to join Chuck D & host of icons for Icons Festival on September 24-27 -
Europe's hottest new tech event, ICONS Festival, has teamed up with 500 Startups to deliver a pitch competition that will give the winner the chance to secure a place one of the most sought after accelerator programmes on the planet.
ICONS is seeking companies with big ideas and big ambition with a hunger to succeed. Particular focus is on companies who are market ready and working on industry changing tech within VR, Wearables, FinTech or B2B.
The two-day pitch competition offers pitch training, mentoring and investor matching with the winning company being fast-tracked for an interview to join global companies in the January 2016 intake of the accelerator programme in San Francisco.
The ICONS pitch competition will feature up to 50 companies competing over for the right to be hailed as the ICONS Pitch Winner. To apply log on to (http://www.festivaloficons.com/pitch); deadline is August 31st.
ICONS Festival - expected to draw 20,000 visitors in Belfast's Titanic Quarter between September 24th to 27th - features a fantastic list of speakers and artists from across Tech, Music and Screen including Chuck D from Public Enemy, Hollywood Senior Exec Bill Daly and PicsArt US GM Wilson Kriegel.
ICONS Festival CEO, and tech entrepreneur Aaron Taylor, said: "In addition to collaborating with 500 Startups, we will also have more than 50 angels and VCs attending the pitch event actively looking for the next big thing. It's a fantastic opportunity to not only get to pitch to an incredible array of investors, but to also test yourself against the best tech companies in Europe."
500 Startups partner Marvin Liao will oversee the startup competition process and judging, and will also be speaking at the Belfast event this autumn.
Marvin Liao said: "This competition gives 500 Startups the opportunity to quickly profile the hottest startups who have already made it through the ICONS process and to see them working under pressure in the pitch competition."
ICONS Festival runs from 24th - 27th September in Titanic Quarter, Belfast. Early Bird Tickets are available via http://www.festivaloficons.com
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SOURCE ICONS Festival