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.
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 [@] beta.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
Best Advertising or Marketing Tech Startup 2010
Populis (formerly GoAdv)
Best Cleantech/Environmental Tech Startup 2010
SpeedSell (for recycling)
Best Hardware or Gadget Startup 2010
Maxroam SIM roaming card
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
European Founders Fund
Highland Capital Partners
Team Europe Ventures
Best Angel Investor of the Year 2010
Dave McClure, 500 Startups
Italian Angels for Growth
PRO Founders Capital
The Accelerator Group
Best Startup Advisor/Mentor of the Year 2010
Alex Hoye, Angel
Angel Gambino, Angel
Bindi Karia, Microsoft Bizspark
Barry Vitou Bootlaw
Katy Turner, Eden Ventures
Reshma Sohoni, Seedcamp
Stefan Glaenzer, White Bear Yard
Sonali De Rycker, Accel Partners
Sean Seton Rogers, Profounders
Yossi Vardi, Angel
Best Service Provider to Startups 2010
Winston & Strawn / Bootlaw
Best Ongoing Startup Programme 2010
BizSpark (Microsoft Europe)
Startup Bootcamp (Denmark)
The Difference Engine (UK)
The Founder Institute (Pan-European)
Best New Startup in 2010
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
TrustedPlaces to Yell.com
Hostelworld / Web Reservations International to Hellman Friedman
Best European Startup Tool For Startups 2010
Best European Web Application Or Service 2010
Best Mobile Startup 2010
Best Entertainment, Sport or Leisure Startup 2010
Map My Tracks
Best Learning Startup 2010
Best Music Startup 2010
Best Video Startup 2010
Best Social Innovation Startup 2010
LeapCR.com / LeapAnywhere
Patients Know Best
Best Commerce Startup 2010
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
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 [@] beta.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!
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