The Europas, the European Tech Startup Awards, were held for the second time December 2010, in London, supported by TechCrunch Europe. It was the culmination of a month of online voting by the European tech startup industry for the finalists, where some 33,126 votes were cast, judges deliberated over the results and over 350 people joined the cream of Europe’s startups, VCs and entrepreneurs at a huge awards event. This year it’s getting bigger to get the community even more involved, create an even bigger event, and find the best startups in Europe. You can enter here and tickets are here. We are still taking sponsors for categories. For sponsorship opportunities please email Mike Butcher ( mike [@] mbites.com ) for further details or see here. Also follow the event on Twitter @TheEuropas and on Facebook.
The Europas will be identifying the hottest tech startups in Europe right now, taking hundreds of entries, sifting through them with a large advisory board and then submitting the picks to a public vote which the entire industry can participate in. The results will then be merged to find the winners.
You can enter here. (Please read the instructions in full).
To enter The Europas your startup’s product must have been launched within the last 2 years (from September 2009, the business can be older). If your startup has received external funding, then it can ONLY be a Seed or Series A round of funding. Startups that have taken Series B rounds and beyond are NOT eligible to enter. Entrants can come from the “EMEA” region (Europe, Middle East and Africa). Entries must be in by Friday 7 October.
The Awards Ceremony will take place on Thursday, November 17 at the Carbon Bar in London’s West End.
It’s a cool modern bar and you’ll be joined by 450 of the crème de la crème of Europe’s tech startup and venture capital scene.
There will be drink, food and we’ll be able to party ALL night.
Best Education, Recruitment and Jobs Startup
Best Commerce, Finance or Payments Startup
Best Business or Enterprise Startup
Best Advertising or Marketing Tech Startup
Best Transport or Travel Startup
Best European Startup Programme
Best Startup Tool For Startups
Best Mobile or Apps Startup
Best Sport or Leisure Startup
Best Entertainment, Audio or Video Startup
Best Gaming or Social Games Startup
Best Culture (Fashion, Art, Music) Startup
Best Social Platform or Networking Startup
Best Service Provider to Startups
Best Startup Founder / Co-Founders
Best VC of the Year
Best Exit in 2011
Best Angel or Seed Investor of the Year
Best Startup Advisor/Mentor of the Year
The Europas Grand Prix 2011 (chosen by Judges)
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