Start-ups bio-bean, Sup win Talent Unleashed award

Biofuel and real-life social network app win start-up award

The Talent Unleashed start-up awards have been handed to bio-bean and Sup. 

Judged by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and Virgin CEO Richard Branson, the awards celebrate innovation in startups and entrepreneurs. 

The "Best Startup for Social Impact" award went to bio-bean, which recycles waste coffee grounds to use for fuel or as a base for chemicals. 

The "Best Startup for Tech Innovation" gong was awarded to Sup, an app that shows which friends are within a five, 15 or 30 minute walk, so you can hang out. 

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Therapy Box picked up an award for Best Digital SME for its speech and communicatinos solutions, while visual discovery app Blippar was named the Best Tech IPO/Venture Capital Raising firm.

Rachel Dunscombe was named most disruptive CIO/CTO for her work at the NHS and TEDx events. 

"Out of hundreds of entries from some interesting and cutting-edge companies, we believe we have unearthed the best and brightest in UK and European tech talent," said Jon Butterfield, EMEA CEO of sponsor Talent International. "Each of the companies and leaders crowned this year have their own missions, their own achievements and the ability to deliver real change and innovation for the wider community."

Next, the winners will fly to Sydney for the global competition. The prize is a trip to Silicon Valley. 

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