Innovative technology entrepreneurs could win a place in an intensive mentoring programme.
Following the success of its first Startup Challenge, EY has launched its second iteration, inviting another round of cutting-edge technology startups to compete for 10 places in an intensive 8 week mentoring programme with EY and its clients.
Richard Taylor, advisory sector lead for Consumer Products at EY, said: “Innovative startup technologies are critical to unlocking the business challenges of the future, and we're delighted to launch the second EY Startup Challenge.”
EY is searching for startups focused on new ways to achieve more intelligent customer interactions and increased visibility along the supply chain to avoid shocks and minimise risk.
Errol Gardner, Enterprise Intelligence Leader for EMEIA Financial Services at EY, said: "As people, activities and objects become increasingly connected, data through the supply chain has become the currency of good business.”
“The scope to derive insight from data, gain foresight, and enable better decision-making has increased exponentially, presenting a new landscape for solving business challenges,” continued Gardner. “One of the UK’s key competitive strengths is its tech startups, and the established firms that tap into this will have a competitive advantage."
Over the course of the programme, EY will provide the successful startups with access to mentorship and coaching, industry-leading professionals, EY's clients, successful entrepreneurs and key industry players.
“Providing high-potential entrepreneurs with access to our people and clients to help solve their most complex problems creates a real opportunity for small businesses with big ideas to forge ahead with the new, dynamics technologies of tomorrow, and will guide technological innovation on its route to market,” said Taylor.