BusinessCloud continues its hunt for digital pioneers and tech firsts for its upcoming 101 ‘Tech 1sts’ list.

Neil Armstrong was a pioneer – the first human to ever set foot on the moon.

It was a giant leap for mankind and now we’re looking for the Armstrongs of the tech world – companies whose products and services are giving the industry a leap of otherworldly proportions – in association with Havas PR.


The tech must have an element of being first to it – whether it’s a product, service, or something that enhances tech, like the selfie stick.

The products can be crazy or transformational, revolutionary or ridiculous. As long a part of your technology is completely new and innovative, you could feature on our upcoming list of a 101 ‘Tech 1sts’. 

Many of the companies behind those featured will also have the chance to pitch to a range of investors at an exclusive event later in the year.

Special awards will be given to the best products with one winner given a ticket to CES 2018* in Las Vegas.

The Consumer Electronics Show (best known as CES) is an annual trade show and attracts innovators from all over the world.

Entries have been pouring in from around the UK and from a range of industries. With three weeks to go until entries close, we want to hear about your out-of-this-world tech.

Tech 1sts

  • To nominate fill in this online form by August 18, 2017, being sure to include location details.
  • If you have any questions, email
  • A full list of criteria can be found below but judges are looking for more than just numbers so include details of obstacles overcome; evidence of investment; orders; growth; any intellectual property or patents secured etc.


  • Tech is defined as a company that is using tech to disrupt a traditional industry or is creating / selling a technology-based product;
  • Submissions could include a physical product with an element of tech in it; an app; a social medium platform etc;. It would also be a device that been used to enhance another tech product;
  • Submissions will be expected to provide evidence of what makes the entry innovative and first. Include details or any IP and patents taken out on the product;
  • The product must be five years old or less (invented on or after September 1, 2012). Older products would be expected to show evidence of commercial support. Newer products would be expected to show business projections;
  • Supplementary information on turnover; profit; investment; workforce should also be provided. Any information that is confidential should be clearly marked up as confidential and will not be published. It will only be seen by the judges.

* or equivalent prize