Pittsburgh Technical Council

Schell Games Named Finalist for Great Tech Awards

Schell Games Named Finalist for Great Tech Awards

Article Published: September 30, 2014

Twenty-one tech companies, including Schell Games, were named finalists for the UK government’s second annual GREAT Tech Awards.

Representing the states of New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, these finalists are innovative companies in the US tech scene that aim to build an international presence, and are in the running to win a business development trip to the UK. The overall winners will be announced at the GREAT Tech Awards Gala on Thursday, 9 October 2014, in New York, and will fly to the UK during the week of 2 November 2014.

This summer, technology companies headquartered in the states of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut applied for one of six award categories. The category finalists are: for education, Admittedly, Noodle and Schell Games; for finance, EquiMetrics, InvestCloud, and SeedInvest; for health, Cytosorbents, Kinsa, and Menssana Research; for Internet of Things, Critical Mention, Electric Objects, and Research Frontiers; for lifestyle, Cater2.me, SmartLine, and TodayTix; and for media, Contently, SeamlessDocs, and TouchCast. A seventh category, Best of British, also has three finalists: Conversocial, Equivital, and ustwo. 

"The GREAT Tech Awards reflect the British government’s commitment to helping the best and brightest American tech companies to expand across the Atlantic,” said Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond. “The UK’s world-class business environment is an ideal springboard for international growth, and today’s 21 finalists were selected from a field of 120 ambitious and dynamic firms poised for global success. I look forward to seeing these companies, this competition and the US and UK’s technology sector links grow and prosper in the months and years to come.”

An advisory board of industry influencers has chosen the finalists based on their potential for overseas growth and the innovation of their product or service. A separate judging panel will select the winners. Additionally, a Best of British Award will recognize the transatlantic growth of a British technology company that has successfully established an office in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, or Connecticut.

The US winners will receive a customized package that includes: a round-trip World Traveller Plus flight to London courtesy of British Airways; five nightsaccommodation, plus breakfast, at the five-star Corinthia Hotel London; accountancy services by Blick Rothenberg; legal services by Taylor Wessing; recruitment services by Propel; three monthsfree office space in East London for two employees, provided by Second Home; meetings with investors, property agents, mentors, and government officials; and attendance at the Innovate Conference in London.

The panel of prestigious judges includes: David Karp, CEO/Founder of Tumblr; Pete Cashmore, CEO/Founder of Mashable; Lily Cole, Founder of Impossible.com; Douglas Atkin, FinTech Fund Portfolio Manager, Guggenheim Partners; Marco Mohwinckel, Global Head Integrated Care Solutions, Janssen Healthcare Innovation; Margaret Molloy, Global Chief Marketing Officer & Head of Business Development for Siegel+Gale; and Yinka Adegoke, Deputy Editor, Billboard

Other Articles That May Interest You:

Sign In or Join Up