■ More than 120 high-potential start-ups from around the world convened in London last week to participate in the Start-Up Games. Gloucestershire-based Versarien swept to gold; Porto-based Tuizzi.com got silver; and London-based MediaDevil took home bronze.
■ Innotribe, SWIFT’s initiative to enable collaborative innovation within financial services, is inviting financial industry and start-up professionals to participate in the final phase of the 2012 Innotribe Startup Challenge. These professionals will select the most impressive fintech and financial services innovations to benefit from a unique networking opportunity and compete for a $50,000 prize at Sibos in Osaka. Voting is now open at www.innotribeStartup.com
■ MADE, the UK’s entrepreneur festival, is celebrating the vital role of young people in British enterprise with the launch of its Change Makers competition, in association with Coutts. The Change Makers are an exclusive group of the country’s 26 most exciting entrepreneurs under the age of 30. Each has been nominated for the accolade by a British business giant, including Dragon Peter Jones CBE, Betfair co-founder Ed Wray, and Mobo founder Kanya King. Visit www.madefestival.com/
the-change-makers to see the full list.