Irish start-up makes it through first round of international Tech Trailblazers

10 Dec 2012

Irish start-up VentiSys Technology has made it through the first round of Tech Trailblazers and has been shortlisted in the Security Trailblazer category of the awards, which have a prize fund in excess of US$1m.

Tech Trailblazers is a new concept in awards aimed at start-ups and businesses less than five years old and at C-series funding or below.

The awards have low barriers to entry and prizes that not only recognise start-up innovation, but also proactively help start-ups grow their businesses with exclusive coaching, mentoring and development from VCs and leading CTOs.

There are nine categories, including big data, cloud, emerging markets, mobile technology, networking, security, storage, sustainable IT and virtualisation.

Joe Morrissey and Jon Guymer founded Sligo-based VentiSys in 2007 to deploy cloud-based solutions for business problems.

Its flagship product Oudles Vault specifically protects businesses amidst the shift to bring your own device, which opens a Pandora’s Box of security issues.

Voting closes in three days. Vote for them online.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years