The SPARKies Tech Awards
The SPARKies Tech Awards
This is it! The SPARKies 2017 Awards Ceremony – when the Bristol, Bath and West of England tech community comes together to celebrate the best in tech in the West.
This year we’re back at the iconic comedy venue that is Komedia Bath, with the awards being presented by brilliant local actress, comedian and writer Laura Lexx, who’s coming back to her home turf in the South West to present the SPARKies for us!
We know how important it is for everyone to have plenty of time for networking so this year we’re opting again for a canapéreception before the awards – allowing plenty of time to network and chat.
You will be asked to take your seats only for the awards presentation (which will last approx 90 minutes) – withsponsors, judges and those shortlisted having reserved seating.
Tickets include a welcome glass of bubbly, canapes, and three drinks from the bar. There will also be a cash bar afterwards for those who need a little more… ahem… celebrating.
7.45pm: Doors open & welcome drink
8pm – 8.50pm: Networking, drinks, canapés & merryment
8.50pm: Guests to take their seats
9pm: The SPARKies 2017 Awards Ceremony, presented by Laura Lexx
10.20pm: Closing remarks & thank yous
10.30pm: More drinking and celebrating
A big THANK YOU to our sponsors:
Headline Sponsor : Gradwell Communications
Gold Sponsors: Invest Bristol + Bath, Bristol & Bath Science Park, Just Eat Ventures, NatWest, Oracle Startup Cloud Accelerator.
Silver Sponsors: Edo, Engine Shed, Future Space, Hayes Parsons, Interaction, Real World, TLT, The Yogscast & University of Bath Innovation Centre
Bar Sponsor : Ashfords
Reception Sponsor: Creditcall
Other things of note:
While there will be canapes at the event we’d suggest you take the opportunity to sample some of Bath’s great eateries before the ceremony, as there will be plenty of booze that needs soaking up!
There’s no dress code at the SPARKies – it’s informal and fun, so wear what you like! (Errmm. Within reason)
Where your money is going:
We run the SPARKies on a break-even basis. If any surplus is made this will go back into running resources for the local tech community including the website and information hub TechSPARK.co, and the Meetups TechSPARK and BathSPARK.
AUDITORIUM SEATS: are on the ground floor, in theatre style rows, and are unreserved. Arrive early to get the best seats.
BALCONY SEATS: are on the first floor, are in theatre/cinema style rows and are unreserved, arrive early to get the best seats. Please note: There is no disabled access to the balcony.
Ages 18+ // Doors 7:30pm