Over the last few months we have been taking part in the Tech City News Elevator Pitch competition, which has been on the hunt to find the UK’s most exciting new tech companies. Over 150 of the UK’s leading startups took part over a series of grueling rounds, which included delivering a Dragon’s Den style pitch and presenting while speeding down the River Thames on a boat. We were pleased and a little bit shocked to keep progressing through each round and with the final awards looming there was a little tension in the air at Buzz Radar towers. So when the excellent Rohan Silva announced on stage that we had won ‘Most Disruptive Startup of the year’ we where totally taken aback and pretty darn pleased. A few people have asked us today what the Most Disruptive Startup award recognises. According to professor Clayton M. Christensen at the Harvard Business School ‘disruptive technology describes a new technology that unexpectedly displaces an established technology’. Or as Patrick, one of our co-founders put it ‘we won the award for annoying our competition the most!’ Which ever definition you prefer we are really chuffed that folks are liking what Buzz Radar is trying to do by making real time social data as engaging, insightful and easy to understand as possible. Huge thanks to the team here at base, the folks at Tech City News, Rackspace for sponsoring the awards and congratulations to other winning companies!