In partnership with TechCrunch, The Europas Conference & Awards, which I founded, has come up with a new kind of tech conference. Think of it as a relaxed, summer prelude to the heat of a Disrupt, followed by an all-out celebration of startups. Admittedly, it’s how we like to do things in Europe…
The Europas includes a public vote to determine the industry’s favorites.
Thus, voting has now gone live, so click here to start voting.
This is the final short list from which the winners will be chosen by a combination of industry votes and judges (also speakers at the day-time conference) and announced at an evening awards ceremony.
You can grab tickets here.
The awards are supported by TechCrunch, the official and exclusive media partner. Attendees, nominees and winners will get deep discounts to TechCrunch Disrupt in London, later this year.
Held annually, The Europas are the main European Awards for technology startups. The whole thing comes together on a special awards night in London, on June 14, which is preceded by a smaller scale, but intimate, conference where there is no VIP list and plenty of amazing discussions between founders and investors.
Of course, out of the sheer need to filter the thousands of people in tech startups across Europe, the Awards can’t cover every single startup, investor and entrepreneur. But it’s a selection of amongst the best Europe has to offer. The awards are editorially led, with many nominated and others suggested by judges. There is no charge to enter or be selected or to win. (There is only a charge to attend the awards ceremony, but it’s a super fun event for the whole industry).
So get voting!
Best Media/Entertainment Startup
Dubsmash -“Choose a a sound, record yourself, send to your friends.”
Jukedeck – “Jukedeck is developing an artificially intelligent music composer.”
Car Throttle – “Car Throttle is the internet’s fastest growing car community.”
Encore – “The fastest way to find and book great musicians.”
Touchvie – “Touchvie brings context to content.”
Grabyo – “Real-time TV and video clip sharing.”
TV Player – “The best of UK television all in one place.”
Best Angel/Seed Investor of the Year
Yenyun K. Fu
Michael Acton Smith
Best VC Investor of the Year
Sonali De Ryker, Accel Partners
Reshma Sohoni, Seedcamp
Robin Klein, LocalGlobe
Eileen Burbidge, Passion Capital
Frank Meehan, Spark Labs
Mattias Ljungman, Atomico
Christian Hernandez, Whitestar Capital
Jason Ball, Qualcomm Ventures
Sitar Teli, Connect Ventures
Robert Moffat, Balderton Capital
Eze Vidra, GV
Neil Rimer, Index Ventures
Sean Seton-Rogers, PROFounders
Par Jorgen Parson, Northzone
Alex Macpherson, Octopus Investments
Christian Nagel, Earlybird
Suranga Chandratillake, Balderton
Omri Benayoun, Partech
Mark Tluszcz, Mangrove
Best Startup Founders
Carlos Silva / Jeff Lynn, Seedrs
Brynne Herbert, MOVE Guides
Bernardo Hernandez / Pep Gomez, Fever
Andy Hobsbawm, Vlad Trifa, Dominique Guignard, Niall Murphy, EVERYTHING
Ed Cooke / Greg Detre, Memrise
Will Shu / Greg Orlowski, Deliveroo
James Meetings, Andrew Mulling, Samir Desai, Alex Tonelli, Funding Circle
Laurence Kemball-Cook, Pavegen
Best CEO of the Year (Individual)
Jorn Lyseggen, Meltwater, MEST, Shack15
Gareth Williams, Skyscanner
Rich Riley, Shazam
Melinda Nicci, Baby2Body
Rikke Rosenlund, BorrowMyDoggy
Parisa Louie, Watchfit
Hall Of Fame Award
Awarded to a key, long-term player in European tech startups. Suggested by the community in online voting.
The Europas Grand Prix Award
(Decided from winners in other categories by Judges)