Benefits of Participation

The Super Connect for Good provides a number of benefits for both applicants, runners-up and winners including:

    • Recognition: Be recognised as one of our 42 Winners & Runners-up across the UK, Ireland and Europe to include on your website, marketing materials and social channels

    • Exposure: Secure exposure for your company in both our local to European press coverage through mentions (winners) and through our guaranteed PR prizes with our media partners like Top Business Tech and HealthTech World

    • Top 100 Innovation Showcase: Those identified by our Innovation Partners and Judges will be invited to pitch live to them at our Top 100 Innovation Showcase on 30th September 2021 to go head-to-head with the best in your respective innovation stream in the UK, Ireland and Europe

    • Feature in our European Top 100 Industry Showcase Report 2022: If you are shortlisted by our Innovation Partners & Judges in our Top 100 Innovation Showcase you will feature in the report providing extended

    • Access to Decision-Makers: Be super connected by the Empact Ventures team to potential partners, clients or funders with 3 free super connections for all applicants, 5 for runners-up and 8 for winners plus connect with our judges and partners in our event Expos

    • Competition Prizes: We’ve made every effort to ensure that you receive prizes that genuinely support your business development (e.g. guaranteed pilots), funding (e.g. super connections to funders), exposure (e.g. PR) or support your challenges and team through our partners below.

Overall Winner Prize

  • 12 Month Hays Rise Subscription Experience worth £40,000

  • Linkedin Live Podcast Exposure & exposure within global content series of blogs on Hays Linkedin Account (circa 5m+ followers)

  • Digital Solution profiling on Hays.com & regional sites

  • 5 free recruitment hire (up to 120k salary) over a 12-month period

  • Access to Go1 Training Platform, HR-as-a-Service, VIP Access to events and content and press coverage.

  • ‘Our Scale-up Journey’ headlined in our Tech for Good Top 100 which will get significant press coverage including with Sifted.eu like last year here

Our Regional Partners for UK & Ireland

Our Regional Partners are based in the UK and Ireland who will be taking part in the Regional Judging and awarding prizes to support winners with their business challenges:

North of England (UK)

  • Winner: 12 Month Hays Rise Subscription Experience including Linkedin Live Podcast Exposure on Hays Linkedin Account (circa 5m+ followers), Digital Solution profiling on Hays.com & regional sites, 1 free recruitment hire (up to 120k salary) over a 12-month period, Access to Go1 Training Platform, HR-as-a-Service, VIP Access to events and content and press coverage
  • Winner: 2 Days of Market Research Resource (worth £1,000 + VAT)
  • Runner-up: 1 Day of Market Research Resource (worth £550 + VAT)
South of England
  • Winner: 12 Month Hays Rise Subscription Experience including Linkedin Live Podcast Exposure on Hays Linkedin Account (circa 5m+ followers), Digital Solution profiling on Hays.com & regional sites, 1 free recruitment hire (up to 120k salary) over a 12-month period, Access to Go1 Training Platform, HR-as-a-Service, VIP Access to events and content and press coverage
  • Winner: A free Strategic Analysis Session with a Board of 3-6 People (worth £500+VAT)
London
  • Winner: 12 Month Hays Rise Subscription Experience including Linkedin Live Podcast Exposure on Hays Linkedin Account (circa 5m+ followers), Digital Solution profiling on Hays.com & regional sites, 1 free recruitment hire (up to 120k salary) over a 12-month period, Access to Go1 Training Platform, HR-as-a-Service, VIP Access to events and content and press coverage
  • Winner: Guaranteed Founder Feature Press Coverage in Top Business Tech worth £500 + VAT (See Example)
  • Runner-up: Guaranteed Place on OVHcloud Startup Program with €10,000 of Cloud Hosting credits
Scotland & Wales
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  • Winner: 12 Month Hays Rise Subscription Experience including Linkedin Live Podcast Exposure on Hays Linkedin Account (circa 5m+ followers), Digital Solution profiling on Hays.com & regional sites, 1 free recruitment hire (up to 120k salary) over a 12-month period, Access to Go1 Training Platform, HR-as-a-Service, VIP Access to events and content and press coverage
  • Winner: Guaranteed Place on OVHcloud Startup Program with €10,000 of Cloud Hosting credits
  • Runner-up: Guaranteed Place on OVHcloud Startup Program with €10,000 of Cloud Hosting credits

     

Island of Ireland
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  • Winner: 12 Month Hays Rise Subscription Experience including Linkedin Live Podcast Exposure on Hays Linkedin Account (circa 5m+ followers), Digital Solution profiling on Hays.com & regional sites, 1 free recruitment hire (up to 120k salary) over a 12-month period, Access to Go1 Training Platform, HR-as-a-Service, VIP Access to events and content and press coverage
  • Winner: Guaranteed Founder Feature Press Coverage in Top Business Tech worth £500 + VAT (Example)
  • Runner-up: Guaranteed Place on the OVHcloud Startup Program with €10,000 of Cloud Hosting credits

     

Our Regional Partners (Europe)

Our Regional Partners are based in Europe who will be taking part in the Regional Judging and awarding prizes to support winners with their business challenges:

D-A-C-H & Nordics
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  • Winner: 12 Month Hays Rise Subscription Experience including Linkedin Live Podcast Exposure on Hays Linkedin Account (circa 5m+ followers), Digital Solution profiling on Hays.com & regional sites, 1 free recruitment hire (up to 120k salary) over a 12-month period, Access to Go1 Training Platform, HR-as-a-Service, VIP Access to events and content and press coverage
  • Winner: Free pitch deck review and crowdfunding consultancy call with a 15% discount on fundraising fees.
  • Runner-up: Guaranteed Place on the OVHcloud Startup Program with €10,000 of Cloud Hosting credits
BeNeLuX
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  • Winner: 12 Month Hays Rise Subscription Experience including Linkedin Live Podcast Exposure on Hays Linkedin Account (circa 5m+ followers), Digital Solution profiling on Hays.com & regional sites, 1 free recruitment hire (up to 120k salary) over a 12-month period, Access to Go1 Training Platform, HR-as-a-Service, VIP Access to events and content and press coverage
  • Winner: Guaranteed Founder Feature Press Coverage in Top Business Tech worth €500 (Example)
  • Runner-up: Super Connect Lite Membership by Empact Ventures with up to 25+ Super Connections (worth €1,000)
Southern Europe
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  • Winner: 12 Month Hays Rise Subscription Experience including Linkedin Live Podcast Exposure on Hays Linkedin Account (circa 5m+ followers), Digital Solution profiling on Hays.com & regional sites, 1 free recruitment hire (up to 120k salary) over a 12-month period, Access to Go1 Training Platform, HR-as-a-Service, VIP Access to events and content and press coverage
  • Winner: Guaranteed Founder Feature Press Coverage in Top Business Tech worth €500 + VAT (Example)
  • Runner-up: Super Connect Lite Membership by Empact Ventures with up to 25+ Super Connections (worth €1,000)
France
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  • Winner: 12 Month Hays Rise Subscription Experience including Linkedin Live Podcast Exposure on Hays Linkedin Account (circa 5m+ followers), Digital Solution profiling on Hays.com & regional sites, 1 free recruitment hire (up to 120k salary) over a 12-month period, Access to Go1 Training Platform, HR-as-a-Service, VIP Access to events and content and press coverage
  • Winner: Guaranteed Founder Feature Press Coverage in Top Business Tech worth €500 + VAT (Example)
  • Runner-up: Super Connect Lite Membership by Empact Ventures with up to 25+ Super Connections (worth €1,000)
Central & Eastern Europe
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  • Winner: 12 Month Hays Rise Subscription Experience including Linkedin Live Podcast Exposure on Hays Linkedin Account (circa 5m+ followers), Digital Solution profiling on Hays.com & regional sites, 1 free recruitment hire (up to 120k salary) over a 12-month period, Access to Go1 Training Platform, HR-as-a-Service, VIP Access to events and content and press coverage
  • Winner: Guaranteed Founder Feature Press Coverage in Top Business Tech worth €500 (Example)
  • Runner-up: Super Connect Lite Membership by Empact Ventures with up to 25+ Super Connections (worth €1,000)

Our Innovation Streams

These organisations will decide which Top 10 Applicants will pitch in our Top 100 Innovation Showcase & be featured in our European Tech for Good Report 2022:

AI for Good

Winner: Guaranteed Place on the OVHcloud Startup Program with €10,000 of Cloud Hosting credits

EdTech Stream

 

Winner: Guaranteed Pilot with a University Department

HealthTech Stream

 

Winner: Advice and an evaluation of your technology adoption within the trust

Guaranteed Press Coverage in HealthTech World

MedTech Stream

 

UK Winner: £2,500 of Funding

EU Winner: Host a Seminar on Your Technology

Pre-Seed Challenge Stream

Winner: A Fast-Track into the application stage for the Microsoft for Startups Programme & a mentoring session with the Microsoft for Startups Senior Leadership Team

Industry Challenge Stream

 

Winner: Guaranteed 3 Month (unpaid) Pilot that if successful could lead to a paid contract FIND OUT MORE

General Tech for Good Stream

FinTech for Good

CleanTech

To Be Announced

Smart Cities

To Be Announced

Our 2021 Judges

You can view all our judges across the First Round, Regional Judging, Innovation Judging and Virtual Final Judging below:

First Round Judges

Our First Round Judges will review applications in August 2021 to decide which to shortlist for Regional Judges to review in October 2021:

North of England (UK)

Mike Morgan

Business Director

Island of Ireland

Lisa Bailie

Ecosystem Manager – Belfast

Scotland & Wales (UK)

Sandy Findlay

Partnership Director

London (UK)

Flora Adam

Head of Marketing

Island of Ireland

Philip Marais

Northern Europe Lead

South of England (UK)

Amber Donovan-Stevens

Content Editor

North of England (UK)

Bo Pan

Managing Director, Lighthouse Global Solutions

D-A-C-H & Nordics (Europe)

Anna Maria Zlotnik

Account Manager

Scotland (UK)

Justin Black

Business Director

South of England (UK)

Luke Conrad

Digital Editor

Scotland & Wales (UK)

Adam Bryant

Co-Founder & CEO of CanSense

2020 Regional Winner for West 

Central & Eastern Europe

Laszlo Vizkeleti

Team Leader

Island of Ireland

David Burke

Business Director

London

Matt Hughes

Founder

London

Yigit Erol

CEO of Fidsy.com & Developer at GSK

South of England (UK)

Martin Pardey

Senior Business Director

BeNeLuX (Europe)

James Steward

CEO

Southern Europe

Julien Mur

Senior Manager

Central & Eastern Europe

Sam Yearsley

Ventures Associate

France (Europe)

Romain Dionnet

Deputy Director

D-A-C-H & Nordics (Europe)

Jose Manuel Jiminez

Business Development Manager

Scotland & Wales (UK)

Alfie Whattam

Manager, Hays

Southern Europe

Pedro Bandeira

Founder

BeNeLuX (Europe)

Florian Hofstee

Regional Manager

Regional Judges (UK - North of England)

This region covers the North East, North West and the Midlands

Mike Morgan

Business Director

Kim Johnston

City Manager

Richard Whitehouse

Chief Digital Officer

Rowena Innocent

Group Head of STEM Strategy, Spectris

Marcus Orton

Innovation & Growth Specialist

Tim Davies

Head of Ventures, Co-op Health

Regional Judges (UK - South of England)

This region covers the South East, South West and the East of England

Martin Pardey

Senior Business Director, Hays

Julie Baker

Head of Enterprise and Climate Engagement and Partnerships

John Courtney

CEO

Jo Slota-Newson

Principle, IQ Capital (South East)

Sophie Davies-Patrick

CTO

Helen

Manley

HR Director

Scotland & Wales

This covers all areas of Scotland and Wales

Justin Black

Business Director

Karen Meechan

Interim CEO, Scotland IS

Brian Hills

Deputy CEO, Data Lab

Nicola Anderson

CEO, FinTech Scotland

Mary Hopkins

Head of Business Systems & Informatics

Alistair MacColl

Chairman

London

Alfie Whattam

Manager, Hays

Paolo Valdemarin

CEO of Activate Studio & Partner of Activate Capital

Vaibhav Panchal

Senior Architect, Azure Cloud & AI, CTO Office

Michael Boham

CEO

Sam Merchant

Investment Associate, Ascension Ventures

Island of Ireland

This covers Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland

David Burke

Business Director, Hays

Heidi Corr

Project Executive, Dublin BIC

Ken O’Neil

Head of Enterprise Solutions, AIB

Zhanna Zenina

Co-Founder and CEO

Oli Hammond

Investment Manager, Fuel Ventures (South East)

BeNeLuX

This covers:

Florian Hofstee

Regional Manager Hays Amsterdam, Hays

James Steward

CEO

Jouko van Aggelen

Chief Portfolio & Innovation Officer

Aon Assessment Solutions

D-A-C-H and Nordics (Europe)

This covers:

Marco Nadal

Tech Director, Hays

Tanja

Kufner

Expert Advisor 

Philip Marias

Northern Europe Lead, OVHcloud Startup Program

Anna Maria Zlotnik

Account Manager

Southern Europe

This covers:

Julien Mur

Tech Director, Hays

Mar Galtes

Journalist & Corporate Development Director, Barcelona Tech City

Jordi Arruffi

Director, Barcelona Digital Talent

Simona Bielli,

Head of Programmes

France

This covers all cities and towns across France:

Romain Dionnet

Tech Director, Hays

Christophe Lamy

Beta Gouvr Incubator

Niccolas Courtois

Beta Gouvr Incubator

Central and Eastern Europe

This covers:

László Vizkelti

Team Manager, Hays

Richard Hidi

Marketing Communications Project Manager, Hi Ventures

Sam Yearsley

Ventures Associate

Patrik Juranek

Founder (Startup Disrupt & Startup Grind CZ)

Innovation Judges

Our Innovation Judges will judge all applications to decide if to shortlist them into the Top 10 for their stream to pitch in our Top 100 Innovation Showcase & feature in our European Tech for Good Report 2022:

AI for Good Stream

Philip Marias

Northern Europe Lead, OVHcloud Startup Program

EdTech Stream

Dr David Bozward

Head of Entrepreneurship

HealthTech Stream

Chris McKee

BD & Innovation Manager

HealthTech Stream

Chris Herbert

Director of Operations, Research and Innovation

MedTech Stream

Vee Mapunde

Programme Director, NIHR Surgical MedTech Co-operative

General Tech for Good Stream

Kosta Mavroulakis

Founder & CEO

Pre-Seed Challenge Stream

Anne-Claire Lo Bianco

 Community & VC Manager

Industry Challenge Stream

Jonathan Masters

Head of Software Solutions

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