The Digital DNA conference 2016 is an exciting, life-changing event for business owners. In today’s world, competition is fierce and standing out from the crowd is imperative if you want your business to succeed. Embracing the latest technology can seem daunting and yet can make all the difference between failure and success.

The Digital DNA conference takes place in the heart of Belfast. This year it boasts over 75 speakers and 50 exhibitors spread out over 5 different venues. There will also be 18 workshops run by successful business owners who have, themselves, benefitted from the support given by Digital DNA and wish to share their experience and tips with other business owners. Keynote speakers include Louise Guido – CEO, Andy Cotgreave – Technical Evangelist/Tableau, John Beckett – Founder and Steve Webb – Director, amongst others.

Suitable for established businesses and brand new start-ups alike, the conference aims to show the benefits of using digital technology and inspire others to follow suit. Showcasing market leaders and successful businesses allows you to gain an insight into how you can make technology work for you and learn the best ways to tailor it to your business needs. Opportunities to ask questions and gain new knowledge is at your fingertips.

The conference will take place on the 7th to 8th June in venues across Belfast. One of the main attractions will be a digital marketplace which will take place in St George’s Market. This global collaboration gives you the opportunity to discover the very latest technologies and innovations, discuss business ideas and learn more about becoming an entrepreneur.

For those who are just starting on their journey to become a successful business owner, upSTART Belfast is an incredible opportunity to win a prize package worth £30000, which includes £5000 cash, exhibition space for the next Digital DNA conference, PR, legal and accounting consultancy, a two-hour masterclass and much more. This fantastic competition is open to start-ups from anywhere in the world who have already progressed through the planning stages and have an MVP or working prototype available with a strong focus on digital technology.

If you would like to be considered, you have up until the 8th May to submit your application and successful applicants will be notified by the 13th May. If chosen, you will then be given the opportunity to present your pitch during the conference on the 8th June. Make sure that you have polished it to perfection though as you will be competing against other Startups in front of a panel made up of industry experts and an audience of potential investors, well known brands and media representatives!

The Digital DNA conference is taking bookings now. If you want to know how to take your business or business idea to the next level, need help with incorporating digital technology into your business or want the opportunity to win an amazing prize then don’t delay. Visit the Digital DNA website for more information on how to book your place.

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