By Daniel Hunter

The advisory group EY has launched its second ‘EY Start-Up Challenge’ for technology start-ups.

Winners of the challenge will be given one of 10 places on EY’s intensive mentoring programme and an opportunity to meet with EY’s network of clients.

To enter, start-ups must be working on technologies which provide businesses with “more intelligent customer interactions” or “increased visibility along the supply chain to avoid shocks and minimise risk.”

The 10 most impressive start-ups will be provided with industry-leading mentorship and a host of networking opportunities. These include chances to meet with potential clients and investors, successful entrepreneurs and key figures in the technology industry.

Richard Taylor, the advisory sector lead on consumer products and spokesperson for EY, was keen to comment on the announcement. “Innovative start-up technologies are critical to unlocking the business challenges of the future, and we’re delighted to launch the second EY Start-Up Challenge.

“Providing high-potential entrepreneurs with access to our people and clients to help solve their most complex problems creates a real opportunity for small businesses with big ideas to forge ahead with the new, dynamics technologies of tomorrow, and will guide technological innovation on its route to market.”