The Europas – The Finalists

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The Europas, the European Startup Awards, will be held this Friday, November 19, in London. The event is now totally sold out, with over 350 people coming from the cream of Europe’s startups, VCs and entrepreneurs.

The online voting, running for the last month (thanks to PollDaddy), has closed. Some 33,126 votes were cast in total. The Europas Advisory Board has submitted their results. The two have been merged and we now have our finalists. The winners will be revealed on the night. If you can’t make it, or just didn’t get a ticket in time, we’ll be posting a live video stream of the awards announcements and using the Twitter hashtag #TheEuropas.

A huge thanks to our awesome sponsors Moonfruit, Winston & Strawn / Bootlaw, Latitude, Fidelity Growth Partners Europe, TechHub and video streaming partner Newspepper.

The Europas will take take place at a ridiculously cool London venue: Paramount in the heart of London’s West End, which has amazing views across the city (Top floor, Centre Point, 101-103 New Oxford Street, London WC1A 1DD) (pictures below).

There has been a huge response from the community, and we’d like to say a huge thank you to the sponsors of the event so far. If there are any last minute requests to sponsor the awards and get in front of the best of Europe, you can email our vents director Aléna Dundas ( alena [@] techcrunch.com ).

Below you will find lots more information, but for now, here are our finalists for the awards, all of whom are listed on Crunchbase should you require more information:

Best Business or Enterprise Startup 2010
Alfresco
Everbread
Erply.com
Huddle.com
MyBuilder
PeoplePerHour
Podio
ShipServ.com
Tradeshift
VideoPlaza
Zendesk
Zmags.com

Best Advertising or Marketing Tech Startup 2010
adjug.com
Cognitive Match
Livebookings
Populis (formerly GoAdv)
Skimlinks
Struq
Tigerlily
VideoPlaza

Best Cleantech/Environmental Tech Startup 2010
Alertme
Amee
GeoGoer
goCarShare.com
OffsetOptions.com
SpeedSell (for recycling)
Whipcar

Best Hardware or Gadget Startup 2010
AlertMe
Maxroam SIM roaming card
Openways
Powerkiss
Poken
Siine

Best Startup Founder / Co-Founders 2010
Alastair Mitchell and Andy McLoughlin, jointly, Huddle.net
Alexander Ljung, Eric Wahlforss, jointly, Soundcloud
Daniel Ek / Martin Lorentzon, Spotify
David Langer, Andy Young, Groupspaces
Errol Damelin, Wonga
Kieran O’Neill, Playfire.com
Michael Acton Smith, Moshi Monsters
Alex Chesterman, Simon Kain, Zoopla

Best VC or Seed Fund of the Year 2010
360 Capital Partners
Accel Partners
Atomico Ventures
Balderton Capital
Dawn Capital
Eden Ventures
European Founders Fund
Highland Capital Partners
Holtzbrinck Ventures
Index Ventures
Northzone Ventures
PROfounders Capital
Team Europe Ventures

Best Angel Investor of the Year 2010
Christoph Janz
Dave McClure, 500 Startups
Italian Angels for Growth
Julian Ranger
Kimaventures.com
Morten Lund
Octopusventures.com
PRO Founders Capital
Seedcamp.com
Stefan Glaenzer
The Accelerator Group

Best Startup Advisor/Mentor of the Year 2010
Alex Hoye, Angel
Angel Gambino, Angel
Bindi Karia, Microsoft Bizspark
Barry Vitou Bootlaw
Cedric Giorgi
Christoph Janz
Eileen Burbidge
Iqbal Gandham
Katy Turner, Eden Ventures
Marcin Grodzicki
Reshma Sohoni, Seedcamp
Stefan Glaenzer, White Bear Yard
Sherry Coutu
Sonali De Rycker, Accel Partners
Sean Seton Rogers, Profounders
Yossi Vardi, Angel

Best Service Provider to Startups 2010
Orrick
Winston & Strawn / Bootlaw
Ballou PR
Spark PR
Rougefrog.com
Brown Rudnick

Best Ongoing Startup Programme 2010
BizSpark (Microsoft Europe)
Hackfwd.com (Pan-European)
Garage48 (Estonia)
Seedcamp (Pan-European)
Startup Bootcamp (Denmark)
The Difference Engine (UK)
The Founder Institute (Pan-European)
Tetuanvalley.com (Spain)

Best New Startup in 2010
Bambuser
Cognician
FinanceAcar.co.uk
Flattr
Memrise
OneFineStay.com
OpenGamma
Shutl.co.uk
Timetric.com
Tradeshift
Put.io

Best Platform Startup 2010
Conversocial.com (on Facebook)
Curated.by (on Twitter)
Datasift (on Twitter)
Duedil.com (on LinkedIn)
Paper.li (on Twitter)
PeerIndex (on Twitter)
Qwerly.com (on Twitter
Tweetdeck (on Twitter)
Tweetmeme (on Twitter)

Best Exit 2010
Betfair (public listing)
My CityDeal to Groupon
Plink to Google
QlikTech IPO
TrustedPlaces to Yell.com
Hostelworld / Web Reservations International to Hellman Friedman
Mail.ru IPO

Best European Startup Tool For Startups 2010
Bijk.com
Codility
Gosquared.com
Pagedo.com
PlayNice.ly
Zendesk

Best European Web Application Or Service 2010
BaseKit
MoshiMonsters
Seatwave
Spotify
Shazam
Soundcloud
Wonga

Best Mobile Startup 2010
Apprupt.com
Cardmobili
helloinbox.com
HulloMail
Layar
Nimbuzz
Rebtel
Shazam
Taptu
Vouchercloud

Best Entertainment, Sport or Leisure Startup 2010
Blinkbox
eRepublik
Fanduel
Moshi Monsters
Map My Tracks
PickLive.com
Qype
Spoonfed
Sportpost.com
Teamer.net
WeeWorld
Zoombu

Best Learning Startup 2010
Babbel.com
De.bettermarks.com
Busuu.com
Lingueo
MoshiMonsters.com
Mangahigh.com
Sofatutor

Best Music Startup 2010
GigJunkie
Mixcloud
RjDJ
ShareMyPlaylists.com
Soundcloud
Spotify
Songkick

Best Video Startup 2010
23video.com
Bambuser
Blinkbox
Brainient
Jaycut.com
Ovia.me
Stupeflix
Sparkeo.com
Voddler

Best Social Innovation Startup 2010
Bipper
JustGiving
LeapCR.com / LeapAnywhere
Patients Know Best
Schoolofeverything.com
UnLtdWorld
Worldeka

Best Commerce Startup 2010
Boticca.com
Just-Eat
KupiVIP
Made.com
Onefinestay
Shutl.co.uk
Stylight.de
SponsorPay.com
Wahanda
Zalando

So, details for The Europas awards on Friday, November 19th. 2010:

6:00 – 6:30 Registration
6:30 – 6:35 Intro speech
6.35 – 7.05 Panel
7.05 – 7.45 Awards
7.45 – 8pm Surprise Prizes
8.00 – Party
1am – Carriages

Important:

1) Paramount is a high security building and strict admittance policy will be in effect on the evening. You will be expected to provide your name and booking reference number.

2) Name changes: all requests for name changes can not now be processed, since the deadline of 5pm on Monday November 15th has already passed. Any requests after this time will NOT be granted so please do not ask us.

3) Cancellations: If can no longer come, please email alena [@] techcrunch.com ASAP.

4) We are tight no numbers, so we will not be able to process any more requests for tickets, which have been on sale for over a month.

We look forward to seeing you all there!

If you’re planning to come to the awards, you’re in for a treat. Check out who attended last year to network with an amazing list of winners and finalists.

For the latest updates on the awards simply subscribe to the Twitter feed and RSS feed).

SPONSORS

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Bootlaw is a free boot camp for emerging technology, internet and digital businesses and the professionals working in them who want to learn more about the legal issues they face. With over 600 members, it is the biggest law-related meetup on meetup.com and it is brought to you by lawyers Barry Vitou and Danvers Baillieu, the friendly technology specialists at Winston & Strawn in London. For more information go to www.bootlaw.com

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Fidelity Growth Partners Europe is a venture and growth capital investor which backs entrepreneurial companies in the IT and clean technology sectors across Europe. By combining a collaborative partnership within an international network FGPE supports portfolio companies as they accelerate their growth and become leaders in their fields. Building on Fidelity’s 40 year heritage of venture investing, the firm has established a significant presence in Europe and invested in some of the market leaders such as Seatwave and Curam Software. In January 2010, FGPE raised a £100 million fund dedicated to backing European technology companies.

TechHub (@TechHub on Twitter) is the new hub for the technology community. Just 10 seconds walk from Old Street tube station, TechHub London is aimed specifically at technology entrepreneurs, startups and developers. Inside London’s main technology cluster and close to the financial heart, it offers affordable permanent desk spaces, a large member-based co-working area, meeting rooms for hire, a large board room and a conference/event space for up to 200 people. You can work all day on the 100mbs WiFi and connect with a great community of TechHub members. TechHub runs its own events as well as being available to hire for tech or developer events, conferences or meetups. Members are already joining TechHub from all over Europe, Silicon Valley, the Middle East and Asia to use TechHub as a base when they’re in London and we’re arranging Member discounts at some of the great bars, restaurants, cafes and hotels in the area too. TechHub facilities include: 30 permanent desk spaces for monthly hire, 100 pre-bookable co-working spaces, meeting rooms for hire by anyone (discounted for TechHub members), A/V, whiteboards, kitchen facilities and printing. Permanent deskspaces come with wifi/wired data, power and a mailing address. Contact us here. Join the mailing list to get regular updates here. Address: TechHub, Ground Floor, 76-80 City Rd, London, EC1Y 2BJ. Old St tube (exit 5) and a short walk from Moorgate Tube, Liverpool Street mainlines station, and close to taxis and buses.

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