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The Agenda For The Europas Conference: A.I., Drones, Health, FinTech, Fashion & More

The Europas Conference & Awards for European Tech Startups is on on June 16 in London, and TechCrunch is the exclusive Media Partner. Think ‘a summertime Crunchies, with a daytime unconference attached, by a sunny River Thames’. The agenda for the event has just been released. You can find it here and the roster of international speakers is here.

Attendees will automatically receive deep discounts on Disrupt Europe tickets among other perks. Tickets to the daytime conference are limited, but you can grab the last ones here, or here for the evening awards only.

The Europas celebrate some of the most forward-thinking and innovative European tech companies across some 20-plus categories. Over the last few weeks startups have been able to either apply for an award or be nominated by a third party. A judging panel then selected a shortlist of nominees, which was submitted to public voting. Finally those results were combined. Previous Europas winners have included Supercell, Layar, Podio, BlaBlaCar, SoundCloud, Seedcamp, Socialbakers, Mind Candy and King.com. The voting has now taken place, the feedback collated, the shortlist is out, and the winners will be announced at the end of the conference in a fun awards ceremony. Prior to the finale, The Europas “unconference” of invited guests, features relaxed networking and small group discussion sessions.

This year, The Europas is adding a parallel event, PathFounders (June 15th-17th), designed to bring early-stage founders together with investors. PathFounders will bring a select group of 100 of Europe’s early-stage founders, VCs and angel investors. Eligible daytime conference ticket holders will receive an invite to upgrade their ticket to include this. Email TheEuropas@gmail.com for details.

The Countdown To The Europas Awards!

Voting in The Europas, the European Tech Startup Conference & Awards, has now ended.

The Europas will be held during the day and evening on June 16, 2015, in London. It will be accompanied by a parallel track called PathFounders, the exclusive event for startups Founders, in particular those at an early stage.

Check out the Speakers and Agenda.

Held annually, The Europas is the elite event for European technology startups.

Winners selected by a combination of industry experts and voting by the industry itself. The whole thing comes together on a special awards night in London, on June 16. You can grab tickets here. Attendees, nominees and winners will get deep discounts to TechCrunch Disrupt in London, later this year.

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.

It’s just another sign the European tech scene has never looked better. See you on the night in London!

Quick links:

• Daytime conference and evening awards (all day, June 16th): CLICK HERE

Awards evening only (from 18.00 onwards, June 16th) – You can also host a table! : CLICK HERE

• PathFounders (for startups in fund-raising mode) (June 15th-17th): eligible daytime conference ticket holders will receive an invite to upgrade their ticket to include this. Email TheEuropas@gmail.com for details

Here is the Final Shortlist of Nominees for the awards:

Best Entertainment Startup
Shazam https://angel.co/shazam
Soundcloud https://angel.co/soundcloud
Spotify https://angel.co/spotify
Dubsmash https://angel.co/dubsmash
Kobalt https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/kobalt-music-group

Best E-Commerce Startup
Deliveroo https://angel.co/deliveroo
Delivery Hero https://angel.co/delivery-hero
Hellofresh https://angel.co/hellofresh
Made.com https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/made-com
Tictail https://angel.co/tictail

Best Education Startup
Blinkist https://angel.co/blinkist
Brainly https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/brainly-com
busuu https://angel.co/busuu
Memorado https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/memorado
ResearchGate https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/researchgate

Best Startup Accelerator
Entrepreneur First https://angel.co/entrepreneur-first
Seedcamp https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/seedcamp
Startup Bootcamp https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/startupbootcamp
Tech Stars London http://www.techstars.com/program/locations/london/
The Family https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/thefamily

Best Advertising/Marketing Startup
Adludio https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/future-ad-labs
Brandwatch https://angel.co/brandwatch
Datasift https://angel.co/datasift
Qubit Digital https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/qubit
Teads https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/teads

Best Games Startup
Mindcandy https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/mind-candy
Omnidrone https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/omnidrone
Seriously.com https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/seriously
Space Ape Games https://angel.co/space-ape-games
Unity https://www.crunchbase.com/product/unity

Best Mobile Startup
Citymapper https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/citymapper-limited
EyeEm https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/eyeem
Grabble https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/grabble-2
Wallapop https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/wallapop
YPlan https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/yplan

Best FinTech Startup
Adyen https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/adyen
Funding Circle https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/funding-circle
Nutmeg https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/nutmeg
TransferWise https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/transferwise
WorldRemit https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/worldremit

Best Enterprise, SaaS or B2B Startup
Farmeron https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/farmeron
Logentries https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/logentries
Pipedrive https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/pipedrive
Scytl https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/scytl
Truecaller https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/true-software-scandinavia

Best Hardware Startup
Blaze https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/blaze-2
Kano https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/kano-computing
Narrative https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/narrative
Raspberry Pi https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/raspberry-pi-foundation
Tado https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/tado

Best Share Economy Startup
BlaBlaCar https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/blablacar
Fiverr https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/fiverr
Hassle.com https://angel.co/hassle-com-1
JustPark https://angel.co/justpark
Love Home Swap https://angel.co/love-home-swap-1

Best Health Startup
Bellabeat https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/bellabeat
mySugr https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/mysugr
Toothpick https://angel.co/toothpick
Touch Surgery https://angel.co/touch-surgery
YOU-app https://angel.co/you-app

Best Cyber Security Startup
BehavioSec https://angel.co/behaviosec
Digital Shadows https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/digital-shadows
pCloud AG https://angel.co/pcloud-ag
Cyberlytic https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/cyberlytic
Whiteout Networks https://angel.co/whiteout-networks

Best Crypto Currency Startup
Bitfury http://www.crunchbase.com/organization/bitfury
BitPay https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/bitpay
Blockchain https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/blockchain-info
KnCMiner https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/kncminer
Safello https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/safello

Best Travel Startup
Citymapper https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/citymapper-limited
GoEuro https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/goeuro
onefinestay https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/onefinestay
Skyscanner https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/skyscanner
Top10 https://angel.co/top10-2
Travelbird​ https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/travelbird
Trip4Real https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/trip4real

Best Internet of Things Startup
Automile https://angel.co/automile
CubeSensors https://angel.co/cubesensors
Pointr https://angel.co/pointr
Sigfox https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/sigfoxX
Spinn Coffee https://angel.co/spinn-coffee

Coolest Technology Innovation
algolia https://angel.co/algolia
Bragi (The Dash) https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/bragi
pCloud AG https://angel.co/pcloud-ag
SwiftKey https://angel.co/swiftkey-2
Tiltology https://angel.co/tiltology

Best FashionTech Startup
Chic by Choice https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/chic-by-choice
Farfetch https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/farfetch
Kovert Designs http://www.crunchbase.com/organization/kovert-designs
Lyst https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/lyst
Streethub https://angel.co/streethub
Thread https://www.crunchbase.com/product/thread
VideDressing http://www.crunchbase.com/organization/videdressing
Vinted https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/vinted

Best Angel/Seed Investor of the Year
Connect Ventures https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/connect-ventures
Forward Partners http://www.crunchbase.com/organization/forward-partners
Jaan Tallinn (for DeepMind, Improbable.io) https://www.crunchbase.com/person/jaan-tallinn
Passion Capital https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/passion-capital
Playfair Capital https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/playfair-capital
Point Nine https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/point-nine-capital

Best European Startup Aimed At Improving Society
Changers https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/changers
Ecosia https://angel.co/ecosia
Impossible.com https://impossible.com
Migreat https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/migreat-llc
Oradian https://angel.co/oradian

Best VC Investor of the Year
Accel http://www.crunchbase.com/organization/accel-partners
Balderton http://www.crunchbase.com/organization/balderton-capital
Dawn Capital https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/dawn-capital
Earlybird http://www.crunchbase.com/organization/earlybird-venture-capital
Index Ventures http://www.crunchbase.com/organization/index-ventures
Lakestar https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/lakestar
Northzone http://www.crunchbase.com/organization/northzone-ventures
MMC Ventures https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/mmc-ventures
Octopus http://www.crunchbase.com/organization/octopus-ventures
Passion Capital http://www.crunchbase.com/organization/passion-capital
DN Capital https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/dn-capital
Partech Ventures https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/partech-international

Best Startup Founders
BlaBlaCar​ (Nicolas Brusson, Frédéric Mazzella, Francis Nappez)
Hassle.com (Ton Nimmo, Alex Depledge, Jules Coleman)
Memrise (Ed Cooke)
Transferwise (Taavet Hinrikus, Kristo Kaarmann)
Truecaller (Nami Zarringhalam, Alan Mamedi)

Fastest Rising Startup Of The Year
Blablacar https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/blablacar
Hassle.com https://angel.co/hassle-com-1
Transferwise https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/transferwise
Wallapop https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/wallapop
Wire https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/wire

Hall Of Fame Award
Awarded to a key, long-term player in European tech startups. Suggested by the community.

The Europas Grand Prix Award
(Decided from winners in other categories by Judges)

(P.S. You can follow The Europas on Twitter and Facebook).

Nominations For The Europas Awards 2015 Are Now Open

The deadline for nominations for The Europas Awards 2015, the European Tech Startup Awards & Invitation-Only Conference, has been extended to April 10.

You can nominate a startup or a person to win an award via this form.

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.

You can apply for a ticket to this invitation-only event here.

Tickets to The Europas are now on sale but are by ‘invitation only’. You can apply to purchase these invitation-only tickets by filling out this form.

Once you are invited to attend, all tickets must be purchased by the invitee. The entire event is hand-curated to create the right mix of awesome founders, investors, media and eco-system players. Until 30 April 2015, we are offering ‘early bird tickets’ at the rate of £365+VAT for Founders, or £595+VAT for service providers and investors. If you have already received an invite to purchase a ticket and have not yet done so, then you can get yours here:

• Daytime conference and evening awards (all day, June 16th): click here

• Awards only (from 18.00 onwards, June 16th): click here

• PathFounders (June 15th-17th): eligible daytime conference ticket holders will receive an invite to upgrade their ticket to include this.

The Judges for this year’s awards will be announced soon.

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.

(Previous entries submitted via AngelList will still be counted, so there is no need to re-submit your entry).

Contacts:
General Enquiries
Please email:
TheEuropas@gmail.com

Sponsorship for The Europas Awards and conference Enquiries ONLY
Petra Johansson
petra@twistedtree.co.uk

or

TechCrunch
Leslie Hitchcock
Leslie@techcrunch.com

CONFIRMED SPONSORS AND PARTNERS:

Platinum partners


Eventbrite
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.

Gold Partner


Level39
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.

Official Media Partner

Awards category sponsors


Dawn Capital
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
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).

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Here East
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
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.

Drinks Sponsor

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Fieldhouse Associates
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
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.

Lanyard Sponsor


Octopus Investments
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.

June 15-17, 2015: The Europas Awards and Conference, Plus PathFounders

The Europas, the European Tech Startup Awards & Invitation-Only Conference 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 tickets among other perks.

It will be accompanied by a parallel track called PathFounders, the exclusive event for startup Founders, in particular those at an early stage. Also invitation-only, PathFounders will bring together Founders and Investors in a series of exclusive networking experiences, on the days either side of The Europas.

You can apply for these invitation-only events
by filling out this form here. Once you are 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.

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.

Tickets to The Europas are now on sale but are by ‘invitation only’. You can apply to purchase these invitation-only tickets by filling out this form.

Once you are invited to attend, all tickets must be purchased by the invitee. The entire event is hand-curated to create the right mix of awesome founders, investors, media and eco-system players. Until 30 April 2015, we are offering ‘early bird tickets’ at the rate of £365+VAT for Founders, or £595+VAT for service providers and investors. If you have already received an invite to purchase a ticket and have not yet done so, then you can get yours here:

• Daytime conference and evening awards (all day, June 16th): click here

• Awards only (from 18.00 onwards, June 16th): click here

• PathFounders (June 15th-17th): eligible daytime conference ticket holders will receive an invite to upgrade their ticket to include this.

Amongst the cream of Europe’s tech scene, we will mark the official launch of the nominations for the Europas Startup Awards 2015. Invitations to this exclusive event will be issued on a first come, first served basis and offered only to extra early bird ticket holders to The Europas in June.

So please hurry to take advantage of this unique offer.

PathFounders:
PathFounders is a new invitation-only event for start-ups in fund-raising mode. This is for the future ‘moonshot entrepreneurs’ networking with their future investors and partners. On the days either side of The Europas Awards, we will bring together 150 of Europe’s hottest early-stage Founders, together with Europe’s best VCs and Angel Investors in a relaxed environment, with amazing hospitality. We will open up tickets to PathFounders at a later stage, which will be an “upgrade” ticket for existing Europas attendees.

The Europas Awards & The Gathering Conference (Invitation Only)

Founded in 2009 and still run today by Mike Butcher, 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 the community itself.

The Awards celebrates the most forward thinking, progressive and innovative tech companies across over some 20+ categories. Startups can apply for an award or be nominated by someone else. It is free to enter or be nominated. Nominations will open in 2015.

For the last five years The Europas has grown into a fun and fantastic awards ceremony, followed by an awesome 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.

It consists of a daytime casual conference, The Gathering, as well as an evening awards ceremony, party and after-party.

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PathFounders is a new invitation-only event about the future moonshot entrepreneurs networking with their future backers and partners. On the days either side of The Europas Awards, PathFounders will featuring fireside interviews with key players, in a fantastically executed event, with amazing hospitality. Think of the most welcoming bar you’ve ever been to, with great drinks and good company. Add an incredible and talented crowd of (maximum) 150 of Europe’s hottest early-stage Founders, together with Europe’s best VCs and Angel Investors. We’ll bring together the hottest new entrepreneurs in one place, where they can network, talk and engage.

Tech:Bites

From 2015 in the lead-up to The Europas Awards, we are launching TechBites, a series of intimate dinners in London (10 guests max) with notables from the UK and European tech scene. Events are “invitation only” and held under the Chatham House Rule. For sponsorship information please contact Aléna Dundas on alena@techbites.co.uk

JUST SOME OF THE PREVIOUS ATTENDEES OF THE EUROPAS

Niklas Zennström, Founder of Skype
Alexis Bonte, erepublik
Andy McLoughlin, Founder of Huddle
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
Russ Shaw, Tech London Advocates
Shakil Khan, Spotify
Tegan MoniqueGaan, Founder, Gigit
Tony Jamous, Founder Nexmo.com

JUST SOME OF THE INVESTORS AT THE EUROPAS

Ben Holmes, Index Ventures
Brent Hoberman, Founders Forum
Christian Hernandez, White Star Capital
Christian Thaler-Wolski, Wellington Partners
Daniel Waterhouse, Balderton Capital
David Rosskamp, Earlybird
Eileen Burbidge, Partner at Passion Capital
Jeremie Berrebi, Angel/co-founder at Kima Ventures
Jon Bradford, Managing Director of Techstars London, Co-founder of f6s
Jos White, Partner at Notion Capital
Max Niederhofer, Partner at Sunstone Capital
Michiel Kotting, Accel Partners
Nic Brisbourne, Forward Partners
Oriol Juncosa, Principal with Nauta Capital
Reshma Sohoni, Seedcamp
Rory Stirling, MMC Ventures
Serguei Beloussov, Runa Capital
Simon Cook, CEO, DFJ Esprit
Sitar Teli, Partner, Connect Ventures
Stephane Gantchev, LAUNCHub Bulgaria

JUST SOME OF THE MEDIA AT THE EUROPAS

Amir Mizroch, EMEA Technology Editor, The Wall Street Journal
Ben Rooney, Co-Editor in Chief, Informilo
Gabriella Griffith, CityAM
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, The Daily Mirror
Robin Wauters, Editor, Tech.eu
Tim Bradshaw, The Financial Times

Contacts:

General Enquiries
Please email:
TheEuropas@gmail.com

Sponsorship for The Europas & PathFounders Enquiries ONLY

Petra Johansson
petra@twistedtree.co.uk
Phone: +44 (0) 20 3239 9325

The Europas Awards – The Winners

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Headline: The Europas Awards Honour The Best Tech Startups In Europe

It’s a long way from the first event in a bar in Bermondsey in 2009, but in front of 800 of Europe’s top top tech entrepreneurs tonight, The Europas Awards played host to the cream of Europe’s tech startup industry.

Check out ALL the photos from #TheEuropas Awards
Evening here
The Gathering Unconference here

Those honoured consisted of an amazing group of companies and people.

Our fantastic Sponsors were:

• Platinum partners
Eventbrite
Index Ventures
Level39
and Paymentwall
VIP Dinner Sponsor
DFJ Esprit and DFJ Global Network

• Awards category sponsors
All Response Media
Fieldhouse Associates
Forward Partners
Hide My Ass! (YES REALLY)
Notion Capital
Paypal
Rewired State
and Tech City UK

• Drinks sponsors
IDA Ireland
And Sheridans

And the winners, selected from the nominees, were:

• Best Entertainment or Media Startup
Winner is: Soundcloud – With over 200 million regular listeners today, and acquirers circling, Soundcloud continues to be a fantastic European success story and an ambassador for Berlin’s tech scene.

• Best E-Commerce Startup
Winner is: From Berlin FoodPanda SLASH Hellofood – For its huge global expansion in the last year.

• Best Education Startup
Winner is: From Berlin, Babbel, has become one of the worlds leading language learning platforms, used in 190 countries, and has had 25 million app downloads to date.

Best Startup Accelerator or Incubator
Winner is: Startupbootcamp
Now working across Istanbul, London, Berlin, Israel, Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Eindhoven and operating across numerous verticals, Startupbootcamp has, over the last year, extended its model across Europe and has created a force to be reckoned with internationally.

Best Advertising Marketing Startup
Winner is: Brainient
From London and now in New York, this cross-device interactive video platform continues to scale in an impressive fashion internationlly

Best Gaming or Social Games Startup
Winner is: Supercell
From Helsinki, it’s impossible to argue with Supercell’s super success in the last year, with a Billion Dollar investment and smash hits like Clash Of Clans.

Best Social Mobile Startup
Winner is: EyeEm
From Berlin, EyeEm started small with a great product and has battled its way to tens of million of users, a unique marketplace where photographers get paid and amazing photographs, all against the might of Instagram.

Best FinTech Startup
Winner is: GoCardless
From London, GoCardless has shaken up the world of Fintech, processing $200m worth of transactions and disrupting the Direct Debit business – making users lives easier.

Best Enterprise, Software as a Service or B2B Startup
Winner is: DataSift
From the UK, Datasift is a deep tech startup that has impressed users globally with is big data on social media, enough to attract the attention of significant UK and US venture capital

Best Hardware Startup
Winner is: Petcube
From Kiev, Ukraine, Petcube’s founders have, against all odds, designed built and raised money for a radical new interactive device for pets, all from the midst of incredible upheaval in their home country.

Best Sharing or Crowd Sourcing Economy Startup
Winner is: BlaBlaCar
From Paris, BlaBlaCar has built a ride-sharing marketplace which has reached into the furthest parts of Europe, scaling its business to 30 million riders a year and counting.

Best Health Startup
Winner is: Big Health with Sleep.io
From the UK, Big Health’s Sleep.io service Big Health creates highly personalised medicinal programmes delivered via web and mobile using data collected from personal devices such as the Jawbone UP. The future of health indeed!

Best Security or Privacy Startup
Winner is: ZenMate
From Berlin, ZenMate encrypts users’ internet connection to protect their privacy while browsing – crucial in the age of the NSA and GCHQ…

Best Virtual Currency Startup
Winner is: Bitstamp
Based in “The European Union”, Bitstamp based bitcoin marketplace allowing people from all around the world to safely buy and sell bitcoins and is at the forefront of European startups in this space.

Best Travel or Transport Startup
Winner is: Hailo
Direct from 3 London Cabbies, Hailo is taking on Uber and many others in the fight to become the the world’s transport system.

Best Internet of Things Startup
Winner is: Evrythng
With founders from London and Zurich, Evrythng plans to connect every product on the planet to the Internet and make it smart.

Coolest Technology Innovation
Winner is: Swiftkey
From London, Swiftkey has change the way people type on smartphones and is even manage to impress the tough to please Apple with its tech.

Best Fashion Startup
Winner is: FarFetch
An idea born in Spain but scaled in London, FarFetch has taken the luxury fashion industry by storm and added to London’s hot-bed of fashion startups.

Best Angel or Seed Investor of the Year
Winner is: Xavier Niel & Jeremie Berrebi of Kima Ventures
Working between Paris and Tel Aviv, Kima Ventures now invests in literally hundreds of early stage startups a year. If you need someone to write a cheque, Kima plans to give you a fast yes or no.

Greatest Tech Influence On Society
Winner is: CodeClub
From London, CodeClub started out as a simple idea to teach kids to code, but has now spread internationally and is poised to make a real impact on the whole world, not just Europe.

Best VC Investor of the Year
Winner is: Index Ventures
From London, amid incredibly tough competition, Index Ventures has knocked it out of the park in the last year, participating in or leading deals in startups which have produced FIVE BILLION DOLLAR European exits in the last 6 months

Best Startup Founder or Co-founders
Winner is: Peter Arvai, Péter Halácsy and Ádám Somlai-Fischer from Prezi
Based between Budapest and San Francisco, Prezi has changed how people present and learn information and taken on the might of Microsoft PowerPoint.

Fastest Rising Startup Of The Year
Winner is: Telegram
Built in St Petersburg, Russia, and now based, well, “on a plane”, Pavel Durov’s Telegram app has exploded onto the messaging space amassing 35 million users in a matter of months, not long after he left Russia’s Facebook, VKontakte.

The Europas Hall Of Fame, given to key long-term individuals working in or with tech startups:

Daniel Ek, Spotify, Stockholm/London
Eileen Burbidge, Passion Capital, London
Klaus Hommels, VC, Zurich
Martin Varsavsky, Fon, Madrid
Robin Klein, Index Ventures, London
Sherry Coutu (CBE), Silicon Valley Comes to UK / Founders4Schools
Xavier Niel, Kima Ventures, Paris

The Europas Grand Prix Award
Winner: From London, Swiftkey
SwiftKey was founded by friends Jon Reynolds and Dr Ben Medlock who are Math geniuses and realised they could build an engine which could predict words and phrases as people typed them. After millions of downloads, a launch on IOS and raising $22 million, Swiftkey is the latest company that proves you can build a global startup form Europe.

ABOUT THE EUROPAS AWARDS

Founded in 2009 and still run today by journalist Mike Butcher (Editor At Large of tech news site TechCrunch.com), The Europas are the premier awards for Europe’s hottest tech startups, as judged by the industry. 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 across over some 20+ 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 consisted of a daytime event, The Gathering, an evening awards ceremony and party, and a VIP dinner and after-party.

The Europas 2014 — All the information you need to attend

We’re super excited you are joining us for The Europas Awards and (if have a ticket, from here) the daytime Gathering Unconference as well, all on June 10 in London.

This gives you all the information you may require.

PLEASE NOTE: If you hold a ticket for the evening Europas Awards only, then you will not have access to the daytime Gathering Unconference If you wish to upgrade your ticket to include the daytime Gathering, please contact petra@twistedtree.co.uk

If you have purchased a ticket to the daytime Gathering Unconference then this ticket will ALSO be valid for the Awards ceremony in the evening, which runs from 6pm to 1am (cool, huh).

VENUE:
Old Billingsgate, No.1 Old Billingsgate Walk, 16 Lower Thames St, London, EC3R 6DX
Here’s a Map

HOW TO GET THERE:
Old Billingsgate is situated by the River Thames within walking distance from Monument and Bank Stations.

DAYTIME GATHERING ticket holders:
Registration opens at 9.30 am and the first sessions will start at 10.20 am. The daytime sessions will finish by 5 pm, however the networking area will remain open until the start of the awards. For full schedule and sessions during the daytime gathering, please download it here.

DAYTIME GATHERING UNCONFERENCE INSTRUCTIONS:

The Gathering is not like a normal conference with panels and speakers. There will be four highlight panels, but the rest is small Group Discussions, led by Discussion Leaders. They are NOT PANELS.

There will be more than one Discussion Leader per session, maximum four.

They will start off by asking for topics to be suggested you you as an attendee (BRING YOUR IDEAS!). They will make a list of the suggestions first, then kick off the discussion and work through them with all of you.

The idea is to get a big discussion going, but there is no need to ‘present’ anything. Just have a BIG discussion. This might be to do with structural issues around startups, or tactical, like getting funding, growing a product, dealing with investors, or dealing with partners – you name it etc.

Each Discussion will try to give each topic suggestion a fair amount of time, but also try to fit in as much as possible. The idea is for these sessions to be used as a jumping off point so tht AFTER the session, people can swap details and continue the discussion over coffee or at the bar or over lunch or drinks.

SPEAKERS CORNER:
Throughout the daytime Gathering there will be a “Speakers Corner” located in the main networking area. There will be (maximum) 10 minute time slots available and you can sign up for one of these as you arrive at the event. You do NOT have to speak for a whole 10 minutes. Even 1 minute is fine. But we suggest you use around a few minutes (e.g. 3 mins)of your allotted time to lay out whatever you want to say or pitch and then a few minutes to take questions. People will be asked to leave after 10 minutes to allow others to take the Speakers Corner stage.

LAST MINUTE TICKETS:
On Monday (June 9) the only ticket that will be available to buy is ‘Late Comers’, (£450.00) so get yours by Sunday.

SPEAKERS AND VIPS:
• When you arrive at the venue, please pick up your name badge at VIP priority registration desk. You will directed to the VIP area.

PRESS / MEDIA
• When you arrive at the venue, please pick up your name badge at the PRESS registration desk.

EVENING EUROPAS AWARDS ONLY ticket holders:
The doors open for the awards reception at 6 pm and you will then be able to pick up your name badge at the registration desk and the awards will start at 7 pm. The awards ceremony will finish at 9 pm. After the Awards we’ll have some great DJs and entertainment until 1am, so get ready to party!

CARRIAGES: 1 am…

DRESS CODE: Smart Casual.

FOOD and REFRESHMENTS:

The Gathering Unconference:
For daytime attendees to The Gathering, tickets include refreshments throughout the day including lunch and tea/coffee breaks and the following awards reception.

The Europas Awards:
The Europas Awards reception (doors open at 6pm, awards start at 7pm) will include ‘street food style’ bowl food and canapes. Food will be served from around 6.15pm until around 8pm on trays coming out to people. There will be *unlimited drinks* until 9pm. After 9 pm, a cash bar will be open for the rest of the evening. We think you’ll enjoy yourself!

NOTE: If you have a special dietary request (other than vegetarian/pescatarian) and have not yet notified us, please email your request to petra@twistedtree.co.uk

Need somewhere to stay?
Check out our HotelMap for best available rates near Old Billingsgate.

BRINGING FRIENDS:
As an attendee you may purchase additional tickets for your colleagues to attend with a 10% discount by using promo code ADDCOLLEAGUE

Connect with The Europas Awards on Facebook.

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Use the Hashtag #TheEuropas

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Tweet or Facebook that you are going with this link.

Any questions, simply email us at theeuropas@gmail.com. We look forward to seeing you on the 10th June at Old Billingsgate!

The Europas team

A week away from The Europas Awards 2014

 

We’re a week away from The Europas Awards and the day-time Gathering Unconference on June 10 in London.

But we have to say: We’re sorry.

We’re sorry, because we will be selling the final 100 tickets to the Europas/Gathering this week. So, we apologise to anyone who can’t grab a ticket.

We just emailed over 10,000 on our email list who will be looking to get those last tickets. So our advice, is be sure to get a ticket quickly. Get your tickets here.

We’ve decided we want to make this event as intimate as possible, hence the limit on numbers to less that 750 attendees.

We want this to be the opposite of most tech events – a relatively small core group of amazing people you8407311580_a754336fca_z you might actually get to meet on the day — rather than the 20,000 at some events that you definitely won’t meet. The majority of the people coming in the day and evening have been hand-picked by our team.

We think you’ll like the casual, fun, nature of this event, where there will be plenty of opportunity to interact with the best founders, investors and players in the business both during the day and in the evening at the Awards.

We have an incredible selection of key players coming, including: Peter Arvai, co-founder of Prezi; Brent Hoberman, Founders Forum; Simon Cook, CEO, DFJ Esprit; Ben Holmes, Index Ventures; Eileen Burbidge, Partner at Passion Capital; Honor Gunday, Paymentwall; Reshma Sohoni, Seedcamp; and many more.

During the day-time Gathering Unconference, most of these people will be running Discussion Groups, instead of the usual panel format. That means you’ll get to have your say and interact in a unique way.

Just see for yourself.

We even have Martin Bryant, Editor In Chief of The Next Web, running a group discussion session on startups in entertainment and media. When was the last time you saw that?

Or the super successful Martin Varsavsky, founder of Fon and new entrepreneur Emily Brooke of Blaze, at a session on hardware?

Or AngelList and DFJ Esprit featuring at The Europas Hypothetical?

The venue will look amazing, check it out (Dress Code, Casual).

And we already have some great people confirmed.

And PLENTY of media/press will be coming, including journalists from The New York Times, The Guardian, Berliner Morgenpost, The Economist, Wired UK, Huffington Post, The Financial Times, CityAM, The Evening Standard, The Next Web, Business Insider, Tech.eu, Tech City News, The Wall Street Journal, Informilo and TechCrunch.

To cap it all, we’ll be honouring the best and brightest in the European tech scene with The Europas awards, with 3 hours of unlimited drinks, fantastic ‘street-style’ bowl food, DJs and a great party.

Our nominees for the awards are here.

So, we’re sorry if you can’t join us – but we hope you can.

Best,

Mike
@mikebutcher
Founder

P.S.

Please send sponsorship enquiries to Petra: petra@twistedtree.co.uk Phone: +44 (0) 20 3239 9325

If you have any ticketing issues, email theeuropas@gmail.com

The Europas Awards Shortlist 2014

* THIS IS AN ARCHIVE OF THE 2014 AWARDS *

Download The Europas and Gathering Unconference schedule here


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Our judges have been slaving away over the entries to the awards. You’ve had you say in the public vote. We’ve combined the results, and now one of these nominees will win in their category of the Awards. We present to you the The Europas Awards Shortlist.


Get a ticket to The Europas right here.

For the latest information on The Europas Awards and tickets see this site and Twitter: @TheEuropas or Facebook.com/TheEuropas. Questions? Email TheEuropas@gmail.com

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Best Entertainment / Media Startup (Media, Music, Leisure)
Deezer
MUBI
Songkick
SoundCloud
Spotify
YPlan

Best Angel or Seed Investor of the Year
Connect Ventures
Federico Pirzio-Biroli / Playfair Capital
Hasan Aslanoba
Peter Read
Robin Klein
Xavier Niel / Jeremie Berrebi / Kima Ventures

Best VC Investor of the Year
Accel Partners
Balderton Capital
DFJ Esprit
Earlybird Ventures
Index Ventures
Passion Capital

Best E-Commerce Startup
Delivery Hero
FoodPanda/hellofood
Ozon
Thread
Tictail
YemekSepeti

Best Education Startup
Babbel
Busuu
Fluentify
Gojimo
Memrise
ShowMyHomework

Best Startup Accelerator/Incubator
Axel Springer Plug & Play
Entrepreneur First
Le Camping
Seedcamp
Startup Bootcamp
Tech Stars London
The Family

Best Advertising, Marketing Startup
Adbrain
Brainient
Brandwatch
Future Ad Labs
Social Bakers
Struq

Best Gaming or Social Games Startup
Brainbow
MAG interactive
Peak Games
Supercell
Wooga
Zeptolab

Best Social, Mobile startup
AppLift
AppsFire
Cleverbug
EyeEm
PinDrop
State

Best Startup Founder/Co-founders
Blablacar – Fred Mazzella, Francis Nappez, Nicolas Brusson
Citymapper – Azmat Yusuf
GoCardless – Matt Robinson, Hiroki Takeuchi
Peak Games – Safa Sofuoglu, Rina Onur, Hakan Bas, Sidar Sahin
Prezi – Peter Arvai / Péter Halácsy / Ádám Somlai-Fischer
Swiftkey – Ben Medlock/Jon Reynolds

Best FinTech Startup
Funding Circle
GoCardless
iZettle
Klarna
PayMill
Transferwise

Best Enterprise / SaaS / B2B Startup
DataSift
Duedil
import•io
Prezi
Qubit
Wunderlist

Best Hardware Startup (Wearables, Robotics, Connected Devices)
Blaze
CubeSensors
IntelClinic / NeuroOn / Sleep Mask
Jolla
Kano Computing
Petcube
ROLI

Greatest Tech Influence On Society
Believe.in
CodeClub
Hour of Code/Code.org
Impossible.com
ResearchGate
Year of Code

Best Sharing / Crowd-Sourcing Economy Startup
Bizzby
BlaBlaCar
BorrowMyDoggy
HouseTrip
Love Home Swap
Seedrs

Best Health Startup
Big Health (Sleep.io)
Clue App
Lifesum
mySugr
Teddytheguardian.com
Toothpick
Vint Training
Zesty

Best Security / Privacy Startup
CyberGhost
Digital Shadows
Lavaboom
ThetaRay
Wallarm
ZenMate

Best Internet of Things Startup
Evrythng
Kontakt.io
Little Printer / BERG Cloud
Relayr.io
Withings

Best Virtual Currency Startup
Bitstamp
Coinfloor
Elliptic
GoCoin
Localbitcoin
Safello

Coolest Technology Innovation
3D Hubs
CodeAnywhere
Indoor Atlas
Sayduck
Swiftkey
The Eye Tribe

Best Fashion Startup
FarFetch
Girl Meets dress
Lyst
Stylight
Thread.com
VideDressing
Vinted

Best Travel or Transport Startup
GetYourGuide
GoEuro
Hailo
Kabbee
OneFineStay
Secret Escapes
TaxiBeat

Fastest Rising Startup Of The Year
Citymapper
Hassle
Kippt
Telegram
Togethera
UppTalk

Hall Of Fame Award – Awarded to key, long-term individuals working in or with tech startups
(selected by Judges)
Daniel Ek
Eileen Burbidge
Klaus Hommels
Martin Varsavsky
Robin Klein
Sherry Coutu
Xavier Niel

The Europas Grand Prix Award
(to be declared on the night, based on winners in other categories)

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You have 24 hours to vote for Europe’s hottest startups right here. Voting has now ended.

Voting closes May 17, 2014, Noon, London time. Voting deadline extended to noon GMT May 18, 2014.

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To apply for a ticket to the Awards and The Gathering (invite only), email TheEuropas@gmail.com with a link to your LinkedIn page and/or Twitter name and/or company name, and you will be sent a link where you can purchase tickets

Thank you for participating in the public voting stage in The Europas. From these votes we’ll be producing a final Shortlist to be released very soon. For the latest information on The Europas Awards and tickets see this site and Twitter: @TheEuropas or Facebook.com/TheEuropas. Questions? Email TheEuropas@gmail.com

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