The Idea Transform programme has been created to support those developing innovative ideas that can benefit and improve society, while Silicon Milkround Cambridge is an attempt to give tech startups a better chance at recruiting top engineers and developers by hosting a dedicated jobs fair.
The two have now come together in a partnership that is hoped will strengthen the Cambridge startup ecosystem by improving business creation and growth opportunities.
The winner of Idea Transform's first event, which takes place this weekend (20-22 April 2012), will then go on to pitch at Silicon Milkround Cambridge's lightning tech presentation challenge the following weekend (28 April) where they will be joined by other tech companies, all vying for a chance to win the new iPad 3 or Kindle.
Attending the event will also give teams valuable exposure and Idea Transform will also provide the opportunity for its category winners to exhibit in the main hall at Silicon Milkround Cambridge, where they can collect CVs from attendees switched on to working for enthusiastic young companies and projects that can deliver long-term change across the globe.
"Turning a brilliant idea into a successful business takes a lot of energy and a whole range of skills," said Chris Measures, co-founder, Idea Transform. "Working with Silicon Milkround Cambridge will give Idea Transform's winners the chance to develop and add to their teams, while providing candidates with a whole range of exciting roles where they can make a difference."
"We need to hire people and we need to show developers and engineers that there is an alternative to the City and the safety net of the big technology firms," said Tom Adeyoola, CEO and founder of Metail, the company behind Silicon Milkround Cambridge."
• Today is the last day to sign up for Idea Transform event, so developers and other startup enthusiasts wanting to help change the world, sign up here: http://ideatransform.org/.
Companies, engineers and developers who want to attend Silicon Milkround Cambridge, visit here.
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