Last year saw 300 entries with some amazing ideas and impressive thinking. From such a strong field of semi-finalists and finalists, the judges' had a tough decision to reach. Many congratulations to everyone that was shortlisted and a well-deserved congratulations to all our finalists.
Take Your Ambition Further
The first-ever BIG Awards winner was Snap Fashion - the visual search engine for fashion. This innovative app won over judges with its potential to wow the fashion world with clever photo tracking functionality. Snap Fashion won $100,000 cash, a $30,000 marketing package from dnx, $30,000 of media support from Octopus PR and Bird & Bird gave $15,000 in legal expenses.
Check out Snap Fashion’s latest success in their November interview.
Digital Shadows came second with a cheque for $25,000 plus 12-month's support from Bird & Bird and mentoring from Cisco. This technology startup helps to mitigate cyber security risks by helping organisations see their protective measures as if they themselves were the attackers.
Check out Digital Shadows' latest interview, focusing on their key milestones and providing advice for the 2013 BIG Awards finalists.
In third place was Six3, receiving a cheque for $10,000. Its Video Messenger lets people send private video messages using smartphones, tablets, PCs and connected TVs. Six3 also received 12-month's support from law firm Bird & Bird and mentoring from Cisco engineers and managers.
In 2013, we want to make the Awards better still by uncovering many more hi-tech startup, digital businesses and entrepreneurs in the UK. With the support of Bird & Bird, dnx and Octopus Communications, the awards are creating opportunities and giving practical support to a new generation of businesses.