Nominations are now open for The Europas Awards 2015, the European Tech Startup Awards & Invitation-Only Conference. The Europas will be held on June 16, 2015, in London. TechCrunch is the official Media Partner and attendees of The Europas will automatically receive deep discounts on Disrupt Europe to be held later this year.
Submit your own startup for the Europas here. (To submit, your company needs to have an AngelList profile and you need to be logged-in as the profile owner).
And you can nominate your favourite European startup founder or investor here.
Early bird tickets are now available until 1 May 2015 (subject to availability): Founders tickets (startup founders only) are £365+VAT and investor/service provider tickets are £595+VAT. If you are not a startup founder, then you need to purchase a ticket in the investor/service provider category.
The Judges for this year’s awards will be announced soon.
(This year we are using AngelList to manage the application process for the startups, as many will already have profiles on the site, thus saving them lots of time over the old process. We hope this will also help create more visibility for startups amongst investors, should they need that. Please note that The Europas is an awards event and conference, not an investor).
The Europas will be accompanied by a parallel track called PathFounders, the exclusive event for startup Founders, in particular those at an early stage and/or fund-raising. Also invitation-only, PathFounders will bring together Founders and Investors in a series of exclusive networking experiences, on the day before The Europas. This will see around 100 of Europe’s hottest early-stage Founders, come together with Europe’s best VCs and Angel Investors in a relaxed environment, with amazing hospitality. Tickets to PathFounders will open up at a later stage and will be an “upgrade” ticket for existing Europas attendees.
Once invited to attend, all tickets must be paid-for by invitees. The entire event is hand-curated to create the right mix of awesome founders, investors, media and eco-system players.
Just some of the previous attendees and speakers of The Europas include: Niklas Zennström, Founder of Skype; Avid Larizadeh, Google Ventures; Florian Meissner, Founder of EyeEm; Kathryn Parsons, Founder, Decoded; Nick Halstead, Founder of DataSift; Peter Arvai, Co-founder of Prezi; Renaud, Visage, Co-founder, Eventbrite; Ben Holmes, Index Ventures; Brent Hoberman, Founders Forum; Christian Hernandez, White Star Capital; Christian Thaler-Wolski, Wellington Partners; Eileen Burbidge, Partner at Passion Capital; Daniel Waterhouse, Balderton Capital; David Rosskamp, Earlybird; Jeremie Berrebi, Kima Ventures; Jon Bradford, Techstars London; Jos White, Partner at Notion Capital; Max Niederhofer, Partner at Sunstone Capital; Michiel Kotting, Accel Partners; Nic Brisbourne, Forward Partners; Reshma Sohoni, Seedcamp; Serguei Beloussov, Runa Capital; Simon Cook, DFJ Esprit; Amir Mizroch, The Wall Street Journal; Ben Rooney, Informilo; Ingrid Lunden, International Editor, TechCrunch; Jemima Kiss, The Guardian; Juergen Stueber, Berliner Morgenpost; Mark Scott, The New York Times; Martin Bryant, Editor in Chief, The Next Web; Monty Munford, The Economist; Olivia Solon, Wired; Robin Wauters, Tech.eu; Tim Bradshaw, The Financial Times.
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Eventbrite is today’s fastest-growing marketplace for organising events and discovering live experiences. Eventbrite empowers anyone to plan, promote, and sell out any event, and makes it easy for everyone to discover events and share their excitement with their online communities. Since 2006, Eventbrite has hosted millions of events, processing over 190 million tickets worldwide and $2 billion in gross ticket sales whilst raising $200 million in funding.
Level39 is Europe’s largest accelerator for finance, retail and future cities technology companies. Our Membersare put in the same space as experienced entrepreneurs, technology investors, and industry experts in order to accelerate their traction and access to markets. Occupying the entire 39th floor of One Canada Square, and established by Canary Wharf Group plc, Level39 was opened on 18th March 2013 by Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, and has quickly become an important part of Tech City. In September 2013 Level39 opened the High Growth Space on the 42nd floor. The High Growth Space is designed to suit Level39 graduates and technology companies with teams between 8-100.
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Dawn Capital is an early to mid stage VC firm based in London investing in startups across Europe. We support TMT and Fintech companies that use technology innovatively to rebase their industry’s cost structure or offer new products and services. We typically invest in companies that are starting to scale internationally and are looking for operational support and capital. Our portfolio companies include among others: Mimecast, iZettle, Neo Technology, iControl, Showpad and Gelato Group.
Forward Partners is the catalyst for ecommerce startups. We provide entrepreneurs a unique combination of investment, people, robust methodologies and office space. Our team can help find product-market fit, the first customers and the first hires. We invest from inception of a company (early seed) to post launch (late seed).
East London is the creative hub of the capital, with thousands of start-ups and tech giants already drawn to its famously inventive, creative and industrious culture. Here East is the ideal space and focus for the making community to continue this tidal wave of innovation.
Index Ventures is a leading multi-stage international venture capital firm with deep sector expertise based in London, San Francisco and Geneva. Since 1996, Index has teamed up with exceptional entrepreneurs in more than 20 countries who are using technology to reshape the world around us. The companies they’ve started include asos, Criteo, Dropbox, Etsy, Just Eat, King, MySQL, Pure Storage, Skype, SoundCloud and Supercell – among many others.
JAG Shaw Baker
A law firm dedicated to advising entrepreneurs, companies and investors in high-growth industries.
Founded by Cordelia Meacher, FieldHouse Associates is a communications agency focused on high-growth mobile, tech, and digital companies – and VCs, angels and accelerators – helping businesses achieve their next stage of growth, such as funding, a product launch, or an exit. No hype, no crazy creative, and no way-out promises – simply top-level strategic advice, and excellent execution.
MMC Ventures is an award winning venture capital firm that has been funding early-stage businesses since 2000. They back impressive teams who are building innovative high-growth businesses, using technology to change or create huge markets. MMC invests circa £20 million annually and has been ranked as one of the most active early-stage UK investors for 2012, 2013 and 2014. Their existing portfolio includes; Appear Here, Gousto, Interactive Investor, Invenias, Masabi, NewVoiceMedia, Pact and Reevoo. See @MMC_Ventures on Twitter.
Octopus is a venture capital investor who backs talented people with the potential to build big businesses. Our focus is on identifying entrepreneurs and fast growth companies that can scale explosively to create, transform or dominate an industry. The Ventures team has a proven track record of helping build exceptional global business including Zoopla Property Group, Secret Escapes, SwiftKey, graze.com and YPlan.