|By Business Wire||
|March 17, 2014 05:30 PM EDT||
Globally expanding IT&T Recruitment Company, Talent International, has teamed up with Sir Richard Branson, Steve Wozniak, Joel Neoh and Patrick Grove to search for leading technology super stars in the 2014 Talent Unleashed Awards.
The Talent Unleashed Awards are set to add to Singapore’s growing technology sector by recognising the bravest, boldest and most brilliant individuals who are making a positive impact in the community and in business.
Funding for Singapore’s technology sector has increased dramatically since 2011. Last year, venture capitalists invested US$1.71 billion into technology firms in Singapore, exceeding the amounts invested into Hong Kong, Japan and South Korea, according to the Asian Venture Capital Journal.
The Talent Unleashed Awards will help drive investments and interest in the industry by stirring the dreams, and ambitions of the one million technology superstars at a grass-roots levels across the Asia Pacific region in five categories.
Founder and Managing Director of Talent International Richard Earl said, “It’s time to actively promote individuals who are making a positive impact in the technology sector across the globe.”
INTERNATIONAL JUDGING PANEL
“We’re thrilled to have some of the world’s leading entrepreneurs and business minds on board this year. It’s great to have Sir Richard Branson join us for the second year in a row, highlighting our passion to reward excellence in technology,” Richard Earl said.
“And through the course of the program we will release the names of additional judges that we currently liaising with,” Earl added.
2014 Judges include:
Sir Richard Branson, Founder, Virgin Group
Steve Wozniak, Co-Founder, Apple
Joel Neoh, Head of Groupon Asia Pacific and founder of Youth Asia
Patrick Grove, Co-Founder and CEO, Catcha Group
Cliff Rosenberg, Managing Director, LinkedIn
Adding to last year’s Community Impact Award, the 2014 Talent Unleashed Awards Program has added four new categories including: Rising Star, Inspirational Leadership, Best Start Up, and Digital Content.
Regional winners will be selected and will travel to Sydney, Australia for the APAC Awards Ceremony where five category winners will be selected in addition to a People’s Choice Award winner.
Strong supporters of continual development, Talent International will reward the six category winners with a five-day business innovation workshop at the Branson Centre for Entrepreneurship in South Africa.
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