Nominations For The Europas Are Open, Apply For A Ticket Now


Deadline: Entries must be in by 11pm, April 18, 2014 NOMINATIONS HAVE NOW CLOSED

No companies are restricted from entering. Some awards have specified criteria but, almost all companies and products are eligible to enter based on their achievement between January 2013 (the last awards) and Summer 2014. Companies may be nominated for multiple award categories, and companies may win multiple awards. There are no fees to nominate companies or to enter your company. The ‘Grand Prix’ award is selected by Judges only, often from entry that is a winner in one other categories, but it can also be a Wild Card selected by Judges.

Here are our prestigious Judges for the Awards.

Deadline: Entries must be in by 11pm, April 18, 2014NOMINATIONS HAVE NOW CLOSED

To apply for a ticket to the Awards and The Gathering, click here

To sponsor the awards contact Petra Johansson – – Phone: +44 (0) 20 3239 9325

(For the latest information, follow The Europas on Facebook or Twitter or the Facebook event page).

The Europas

Founded by Mike Butcher in 2009, The Europas are the premier awards for Europe’s hottest tech startups. While it concentrates on the newest companies on the scene, it also brings together the mid and late stage technology startups, as well as leading investors and media in the EMEA region. It’s a genuine, editorially-driven, independent awards, judged by peers from the startup and investor community.

The Awards celebrates the most forward thinking, progressive and innovative tech companies over 24 categories. Startups can apply for an award or be nominated by someone else, a shortlist is selected by a panel of judges, followed by public peer voting and then a final ruling by the judges.

For the last five years The Europas has grown into a fun and fantastic awards ceremony, followed by an after party and networking. The Europas is a chance for you and your team to celebrate a year of hard of work in one incredible night in London.

This year it will consist of a daytime event, The Gathering, an evening awards ceremony and party, and a VIP dinner and after-party.

Applying for a ticket

We’d like all 739.2 million people in Europe to come to The Europas. But it’s hard to fit you all in. So to create an awesome event where you’ll meet amazing people, we’re asking people to apply for a ticket to The Europas – the European Tech Startup Awards.

So, tickets to The Europas are limited and will be by invitation only, based on your connection to the tech startup ecosystem that we all know and love.

We also want to ensure there’s a healthy level of fresh blood in the ecosystem, so if you’re unconnected or outside the ecosystem right now and looking for a way in, tell us what you are aiming to achieve – we’ll keep spaces for as many new folks as possible too.

We’ll be as accommodating as we can as we want lots of new people to join us! :-)

To be invited to purchase a ticket, please complete the below application form and submit. It shouldn’t take you too long.

There are two tickets.

One for the Awards only (in the evening).

One for the The Gathering AND the Awards.

This will be a day-time event preceding The Europas Awards in the evening. It will be in the style of an ‘Unconference‘ where attendees create much of the content, alongside a few highlight discussions by key players in the technology world. The Gathering is not about news and hype but about knowledge, learning and fun networking.

But hold on!

You’d also like your best colleagues and friends to come, yes?

You can also nominate the best people you know to receive an invitation to purchase a ticket. It’s easy!

If you are a service provider to Startups, we strongly recommend that you consider sponsorship in order to interact with this incredible community.

Simply contact Petra Johansson on +44 (0)20 3239 9325 or to sponsor an awards category.


The Europas Team

Awards & Media Enquiries

Please email:

Sponsorship Enquiries

Petra Johansson
Phone: +44 (0) 20 3239 9325

For the latest information, follow The Europas on Facebook or Twitter or the Facebook event page. Go on our mailing list here.

The Europas Winners, 2013

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The Europas was a huge night for the European startup scene. Here are just some of the winners’ stories:

ZeptoLab were the big winners of the night at this year’s Europas. The Russian gaming company, famous for Cut The Rope, took three awards – Best Russian Startup, Best Gaming or Social Games Startup and the Grand Prix. It was a deserved haul for a team which achieved more than 100 million downloads without taking a single penny of outside investment.

Irish networking automation startup Datahug were double award winners, taking both the Best Irish Startup award in the Regional section and the prize for Best Business, Recruitment or Enterprise Startup. The service, which TechCrunch called “the VC’s secret weapon”, secured $3.25 million in Series A funding in October 2012. Happily, Datahug were the inaugural winners of the Spark of Genius award at the first Dublin Web Summit in 2010.

Also harnessing data for business, SocialBakers, the Czech social media analytics outfit, was chosen as Best Advertising or Marketing Startup. Founded in 2008, the company secured $6m in funding from Index Ventures in November 2012 following $2 million from Earlybird Venture Capital in September 2011. 2012 was a big year for SocialBakers, which also acquired Croatian social media advertising company, Socialbrando, opening its 10th international office in the process.

UK-based Wonga was named Best Heavyweight Startup after a year that saw the online short-term loans company’s profits surge by 270%. It launched WongaForBusiness, its small business product, in May 2012 and became the lead sponsor of Newcastle United in October. International expansion from the firm is continuing apace with a move into South Africa.

Individual winners on the night included Accel Partners’ Max Niederhofer who picked up Best Startup Advisor/Mentor of The Year, Neil Rimer from Index Ventures who took the prize for Best VC of the Year and the Wall Street Journal Europe’s Ben Rooney who was named Best Tech Journalist.

Press coverage of The Europas

Wall Street Journal
Venture Village
Morgen Post
Rude Baguette
Daily Maven
Silicon Allee
Goal Europe
Silicon Republic
East-West Digital News

The Europas winners and highly-commended recipients in full:

Best MENA Startup
Winner: Markafoni
HC: Cinemoz

Best CEE Startup
Winner: NextStories

Best Russian Startup
Winner: AlterGeo
HC: Zeptolab

Best Nordic Startup
Winner: Instabridge
HC: PowerKiss

Best French Startup
Winner: Qunb

Best German Startup
Winner: MyTaxi
HC: EyeEm

Best UK Startup
Winner: GoCardless
HC: Skimlinks

Best Irish Startup
Winner: DataHug
HC: CurrencyFair

Hall of Fame
Niklas Zennstrom

Best Recruitment and Jobs Startup
Winner: InternAvenue
HC: Adzuna

Best Advertising or Marketing Tech Startup
Winner: Socialbakers
HC: Conversocial

Best Transport, Travel or Environmental Startup
Winner: Shutl
HC: BlaBlaCar

Best Education Startup
Winner: Scolibri
HC: Memrise

Best Service Provider to Startups
Winner: 33Seconds
HC: Ballou PR

Best European Startup Accelerator/Incubator
Winner: Seedcamp
HC: Springboard

Best Entertainment, Audio or Video Startup
Winner: Intellitix

Best Business, Recruitment or Enterprise Startup
Winner: DataHug
HC: Duedil

Best Startup From Outside Europe
Winner: Paymentwall
HC: WalkMe

Best Lightweight Startup
Winner: Sketchfab
HC: & Memoto

People’s Choice Award
Winner: Wooga

Best Middleweight Startup
Winner: Transferwise
HC: SwiftKey

Best Commerce, Finance or Payments Startup
Winner: Toshl
HC: Dashlane

Best Culture (Fashion, Art, Music, Media) Startup
Winner: Lyst
HC: Soundrop

Best Gaming or Social Games Startup
Winner: Zeptolab
HC: Playmob

Best Product Startup
Winner: EyeEm

Best Social, Mobile or Apps Startup
Winner: Zeebox
HC: Everplaces

Best Startup Advisor/Mentor of the Year
Winner: Max Niederhofer (Accel Partners)
HC: Philipp Moehring

Tech Journalist of the Year
Ben Rooney (Wall Street Journal)

Best Angel or Seed Investor of the Year
Christophe Maire

Best Heavyweight Startup
Winner: Wonga
HC: Supercell

Best Startup Founder/ Co-founders
Winner: Mendeley – Jan Reichelt, Paul Foeckler & Victor Henning
HC: SoundCloud – Eric Wahlforss & Alexander Ljung

Best Exit of 2012
HC: Qype

Best VC of the Year (Company)
Winner: Atomico
HC: Index Ventures
HC: Passion Capital

Best VC of the Year (Individual)
Winner: Neil Rimer (Index Ventures)

Grand Prix