Global panel of judges, headlined by Steve Wozniak and Sir Richard Branson, select 2017’s most exciting startups and entrepreneurs – including Hong Kong based tech company Soundbrenner
Hong Kong -- November 2nd, 2017 – Talent announced the APAC finalists for the 2017 Talent Unleashed Awards, with Hong Kong based innovative startup, Soundbrenner, as one of top 3 nominees. The Talent Unleashed Awards, celebrate ground-breaking startups, innovators and entrepreneurs in the Asia-Pacific Region who are using technology to transform the world, creating bold and inventive solutions to business challenges or social issues.
Soundbrenner, named a finalist in the “Best Startup – Tech or Digital Innovation” category, has been selected for its innovative production of the world’s first smart metronome for musicians, Soundbrenner Pulse.
Wearable, smart and powered by vibrations; Soundbrenner created a unique platform that combines hardware and software into a holistic solution that empowers musicians to master rhythm better than ever before. With the mission to bring technology, great design and inspiration to every musician on the planet, the team has dedicated their efforts into continuously creating new technologies to improve the way music has been played and practice.
Commenting on their Finalist status, Founder of Soundbrenner, Florian Simmendinger, said “We are extremely excited to be selected as a finalist from our category. It is truly an honour to have the opportunity to meet Steve Wozniak and Richard Branson and to receive their feedback on our product and company.
Having only just passed the year mark since being founded, Soundbrenner is headquartered in Hong Kong and have already expanded internationally with a second office in Berlin. The company has shown tremendous success in just a year, with 1 million downloads of their popular metronome app and sold over 35,000 units worldwide.
Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group and Global Talent Unleashed Awards judge commented: “What we are seeing with the Talent Unleashed Awards is part of a broader movement where people are more inclined to confidently stand up and say ‘there’s a better way to do this!’ I certainly relate to this."
Soundbrenner is invited and will be attending the APAC Awards Grand Final event in Melbourne on 7 December 2017. Steve Wozniak will help host the event, where finalists will receive live feedback and advice from Mr Wozniak and a panel of judges. The Global Grand Prize Winners will be provided an all-expenses paid trip to Silicon Valley to visit the homes of global technology companies and meet with leaders in the sector.
For more information about Talent Unleashed 2017, please visit http://www.talentunleashedawards.com/.
About Soundbrenner Limited
Soundbrenner Ltd. develops technologies and consumer electronics that facilitate musical expression. Its first product, the Soundbrenner Pulse, is the first smart wearable device designed specifically for musicians. Strapped around the arm or leg, the Soundbrenner Pulse helps musicians stay on the beat by delivering silent, precise vibrations that let them feel the desired beat on their skin; the Soundbrenner app offers tools to help musicians improve their sound. Founded in 2014 by three entrepreneurial musicians, the company is backed by Hong Kong-based IoT accelerator Brinc. The Soundbrenner Pulse is now available at premium retailers around the globe including Amazon.com, Guitar Center, Musician's Friend and many more. More information is available at www.soundbrenner.com,
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