Computer data start-up wins Dell residency competition » SMEInsider

Computer data start-up wins Dell residency competition

Blue Sense Networks, a proximity data start-up based in Reading has been crowned the winner of Dell’s Start-up-in-Residence competition, gaining a year’s free office space and access to mentorship.

The Startup-in-Residence programme was first launched by the computer firm in 2013, offering winning SMEs a one or two year residency at Dell’s Bracknell headquarters.

In January of this year, thousands of start-ups from around the UK applied to be part of the competition. The final four companies were asked to pitch to Dell’s leadership team and then the top two companies took part in a live elevator pitch at the Dell for Entrepreneurs networking event in July.

Blue Sense Networks specialises in providing digital insights to mobile phone companies through its cloud-based proximity data platform.

The computer company faced some tough competition during the competitions final stages, as Blue Sense was up against similar technology start-ups including Digi.me, Imagine Cyber Security and The Link App.

Now that the winner has been announced, Blue Sense has the opportunity to accelerate its growth with one year’s free office space, access to mentorship and networking opportunities.

Vladimir Petrov, founder and CEO of Blue Sense Networks was delighted with the win.

‘‘We have reached a major milestone in our recognition as an innovator in the field, by earning the trust of Dell and becoming the next Startup-in-Residence.’’

‘‘We are very much looking forward to expanding our reach into new markets and, with the support of Dell, we can now focus on innovation and technological excellence.’’