British Innovation Gateway

Cisco UK Makes BIG Progress Toward Tech Innovation in 2013

Well what a fantastic year it has been in the British Innovation Gateway (BIG) programme — Cisco’s initiative to discover, support, and accelerate innovation and growth amongst tech-based “start ups” across the UK. We started the year with the objective of achieving a minimum of 3 things – running another successful BIG Awards competition in […]

BIG Awards Finalists Vie for $100K and Mentoring Support

So here we are again – seems like only yesterday that we were going through the difficult task of picking the BIG Awards 2012 finalists…. and now over a year later we are about to announce the finalists for the 2013 competition, and have had a full year supporting last year’s winners Snap Fashion and […]

4 Steps to Write the Perfect Pitch for Your Start-Up

In every sales training I have attended, this question is always posed to me: “You meet the CIO in the corridor, how do you get a meeting with him?” To be honest, there is not a huge difference in how you answer this question whether you are a start-up seeking an investor or the attention […]

Cisco BIG Awards: Calling All UK Entrepreneurs

It’s incredible to think that we are only a month away from closing entries for this year’s BIG Awards. This is the second BIG Awards competition we have run in the UK since the British Innovation Gateway programme was announced in January 2011 by Cisco Chairman and CEO John Chambers and Prime Minister David Cameron. […]

The BIG Awards 2013: a Celebration of UK Innovation

Once again, we’re preparing for the exciting Cisco British Innovation Gateway (BIG) awards. Here’s some guidance about the on-going competition – to stimulate some thoughts around this year’s opportunity to recognise Britain’s entrepreneurs. It’s amazing when I think back to when the BIG awards where first discussed, as apart of our legacy around Cisco’s involvement […]

March 1, 2013

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British Innovation Gateway (BIG): Now the hard work’s really begun…

It was only a year ago that we were all eagerly anticipating London 2012 in our role as network infrastructure supporter. It was exciting, at times daunting and – looking back – tremendous to be at the heart of bringing the Games to the world. To quote Lord Coe at the closing ceremony, “we did […]