Discovering Start-Ups Competition 2018

Brought to you by CW (Cambridge Wireless)

The Discovering Start-Ups Competition connects the investor community to the most promising technology entrepreneurs in the CW network.

About the event

Connecting the Digital World

Now in its 9th year, this event provides an unparalleled opportunity for potential investors, technology experts and digital enthusiasts to meet the upcoming generation of aspiring entrepreneurs and explore solutions that will replace today’s cutting edge products.

This year the theme is Connecting the Digital World and the Discovering Start-Ups Final Exhibition will shine a spotlight on those organisations innovating in the field of connectivity, across any industry.

the competition

The Finalists

The panel of industry leaders and potential investors

The quality of investment opportunities showcased was better than ever this year, and the networking opportunities with the corporate venturing community was world class.

Simon Bond, Innovation Director, SETsquared

The quality of the companies was very high and impressive. Even better than last year.
James Sore, Chief Investment Officer, Syndicate Room

You can follow @cambwireless on Twitter and tweet about this event using #DSRUPT.

Hosted by CMS

CMS is a pioneering firm with a distinctive approach to business law.

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Sponsored by Magna International

Leading global automotive supplier.

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Supported by Invested Investor

We're on a mission to improve the journeys of startups and early investors.

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Registration & VIP welcome



Welcome and introduction to the event by Cambridge Wireless.


Welcome from Host

Welcome from CMS, the event host and sponsor.


Opening presentations


Finalist pitching & Q&A

Each company will have 5 minutes to pitch, followed by 4 minutes of Q&A from the judging panel.


Start-Ups Speed demo stations

Start-Ups will have 2 minutes to do a speed demo at their exhibition station


Start-Up exhibition, networking and refreshments


Winners announced

The 3 winning companies will be announced


Closing remarks


Networking & Refreshments


Event Close

Event Location

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Location info

CMS HQ, Cannon Place, 78 Cannon St, London EC4N 6AF

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