Trend Micro Goes Global to Find Entrepreneurs Set to Unlock the Smart Connected World
Cash prize increased to $20,000 for fourth annual Forward Thinker Award
Trend Micro Incorporated, the leader in cloud security, announced that it has upped the stakes for its annual tech start-up pitch-off competition, the Forward Thinker Award, doubling the first-place cash prize to $20,000.
The competition, currently in its 4th year, was designed as an opportunity for future entrepreneurs to showcase their abilities annually at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Unlike previous versions of the competition, which were held at the CES event in Las Vegas and open only to CES attendees, this year the competition will be open to everyone in a global search for the tech talent of tomorrow.
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The competition is designed and run by Trend Forward Capital, Trend Micro Inc.’s venture capital partner. The Forward Thinker Award serves as an opportunity for the entrepreneurial stars of tomorrow to shine and make a name for themselves and their nascent businesses.
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“As we look forward to a brighter 2021, technology innovation will be absolutely critical to helping the world rebound from the crisis over the coming years—driving productivity, growth and countless benefits for society and business,” said Trend Forward Capital Investment Partner Jonathan Chang. “Our Forward Thinker Award has never been more relevant, or important. We’ve seen some fantastic entries over the past four years, and we hope that the changes made this year will help attract an even wider range of participants.”