Web Mission – apply now

Web Mission – apply now

19 Jan 2011

Deadline to apply extended to Friday 21st January.

Web Mission 2011 will identify some of the best, fast-growing "Web Economy" technology companies in the UK and bring them to San Francisco in the spring, to explore opportunities for growth with key investors, potential partners and customers, media and other stakeholders in Silicon Valley.

The "Web Economy" refers to the individuals, enterprises, investors, clusters, sectors and value webs contributing to innovation in mobile, social, semantic and real-time web technologies; Cloud2; social gaming; and 3-D/RealVR environments.

Companies are chosen through a competition which assesses their ability to do meaningful business in the US; from setting up office, to finding funding, to extending their network and developing sustainable transatlantic relationships. The companies will also be assessed on their business viability and the strength of the management team. The final selection will be balanced to form a mix of companies that show the breadth of what the UK has to offer in this space. In a very few cases, some criteria may be relaxed for younger companies presenting particularly innovative ideas.

The top 20 judged UK Web technology companies will travel to San Francisco between March 5th – 11th 2011, following on from the Game Developers Conference and leading on to SXSW.

WebMission11 is run by Polecat in collaboration with Oli Barrett from the Co-sponsorship Agency, Scott Cain from the Long Run Venture, the Technology Strategy Board, UK Trade & Investment, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe and TechCrunch.

For more information on WebMisison11, please contact mission@meaningmine.com - or click here to apply.

 

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Last updated on Wednesday 19 January 2011 at 13:52

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