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how we got here – Tech Startup of the Year Awards FINALIST – 2015

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The Apprentice Program by The Simplifiers - Tech Startup of the Year Awards 2015

The Apprentice Program by The Simplifiers – Tech Startup of the Year Awards 2015

Last night, I got to pitch The Apprentice Program by The Simplifiers​ to a room of 150 entrepreneurs and 5 judges as a finalist in the Tech Startup of the Year Awards in Nottingham.  Needless to say, I was absolutely thrilled to take part in it all.

FINALIST – Tech Startup of the Year Awards 2015

It’s hard to believe that only a year ago, I attended Startup Weekend Nottingham(on a whim and a nudge), pitched it there and that’s where it all began.

momentum took over and…

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Mary Listed as Top 25 Young Event Pros to Watch

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special-events-mag-201507covernolabelportraitMary Baird-Wilcock, CSEP, Founder and CEO of The Simplifiers, is among the top 25 young special event professionals globally to watch in 2015, according to Special Events magazine. Baird-Wilcock, age 37, relocated the headquarters of her events business from Austin, Texas to the Creative Quarter in Nottingham, England last summer 2014 and most recently participated in the Next Business Generation (NBG) accelerator in spring 2015, winning “Best Pitch Presentation.”

“Every year, the Advisory Board of Special Events singles out 25 young event professionals, saluting their brains, talent and vision. Do you want to see what the future of special events will look like? Look right here,” says Lisa Hurley, editor of Special Events magazine.

The magazine recognizes Baird-Wilcock for her work “as an event planner, producing memorable event experiences that positively impact the world and as a mentor, teaching others the insider tips on how to become superhero event producers and see the details that most overlook.” Baird-Wilcock tops the list among young professionals from major cities such as New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Toronto, Canada and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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