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. It will be accompanied by a parallel track called, PathFounders, the exclusive event for early stage founders, raising either Seed capital or Pre-Series A or just Post Series A. 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.

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.

PathFounders

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
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 PathFounders Enquiries ONLY

Aléna Dundas
alena@techbites.co.uk

Sponsorship for The Europas 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 — 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.

Follow @TheEuropas on Twitter.

Use the Hashtag #TheEuropas

Do one thing for us?

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

We’re Sorry

 

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

Download The Europas and Gathering Unconference schedule here


Get a ticket to The Europas right 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

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

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)

Vote in The Europas Awards and influence the Final Shortlist

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Our judges have been slaving away over the entries to the awards. Now it’s your turn.


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.

Tweet: I just voted in the @TheEuropas Awards (June 10, London). You can vote here http://ctt.ec/5M8IS+ #TheEuropas

Also:

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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

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

Who is coming to The Europas? This amazing group of Tech leaders


Get your ticket to The Europas And The Gathering here

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europasvenueWe’ve got a pretty incredible group together for The Europas Awards on June 10, at Old Billingsgate, in the heart of London.

The hottest tech companies in Europe are coming to The Europas, carefully curated attendees, plus Europe’s key tech media.

Want to partner with us? Please direct sponsorship enquiries to:
Petra Johansson
petra@twistedtree.co.uk
Phone: +44 (0) 20 3239 9325

Here are just SOME of the people who are joining. They include:

• Peter Arvai, co-founder of Prezi
• Andy McLoughlin, co-founder of Huddle
• Eric Van der Kleij, Level39
• Florian Meissner, Founder of EyeEm
• Nick Halstead, DataSift
• Arda Kutsal, Webrazzi
• Hasan Aslanoba, Investor
• Eileen Burbidge, Partner at Passion Capital
• Brent Hoberman, Founders Forum
• Simon Cook, CEO, DFJ Esprit
• Reshma Sohoni, Seedcamp
• Ben Holmes, Index Ventures
• Daniel Waterhouse, Balderton Capital
• Alice Zagury, CEO of TheFamily, the Paris-based accelerator
• Michiel Kotting, Accel Partners
• Joanna Shields, The UK’s Business Ambassador for Digital Industries
• Shakil Khan, Spotify
• Kathryn Parsons, Founder, Decoded
• Honor Gunday, Paymentwall

MEDIA:

• Adrian McShane, Co-founder/editor, Tech.eu
• Alex Wood, Editor, Tech City News
• Amir Mizroch, EMEA Technology Editor, The Wall Street Journal
• Arda Kutsal, Editor-in-Chief, Webrazzi
• Aude Fredouelle, Writer, JournalDunet.com
• Ben Graham, Reporter, StrategyEye
• Ben Rooney, Co-Editor in Chief, Informilo
• Dave Knight, Editor-in-Chief, Silicon Allee
• Dmitri Sarle, Editor, Arctic Startups
• Edie Lush, The Week & Hub Culture
• Edoardo Moreni, Editor In Chief, Great Preneurs
• Emma Haslett, Management Today
• Gabriella Griffith, CityAM
• Jemima Kiss, The Guardian
• Juergen Stueber, Berliner Morgenpost
• Kalie Moore, Freelance / Berlin Startup Girl
• Kirsty Styles, Tech City News
• Mark Scott, The New York Times
• Martin Bryant, Editor in Chief, The Next Web
• Milo Yiannopoulos, Business Insider
• Monty Munford, The Economist
• Neil Murray, Editor, The Nordic Web
• Olivia Solon, Wired UK
• Robin Wauters, Editor, Tech.eu
• Silvia Lombardo, Huffington Post
• Tim Bradshaw, The Financial Times

And there are many more.

We’ll also be having a brand new type of daytime event based on great networking and talks: The Gathering.

This will be full of pragmatic content and real-world knowledge.

We’re doing our best to keep ticket prices low compared to other Central London tech conferences.

Founders All Day – early bird ticket APPLY ASAP — £195.00
This ticket gives Founders access to daytime Gathering AND the awards in the evening

Founders All Day – standard ticket — £285.00
This ticket gives Founders access to daytime Gathering AND the awards in the evening

Investor/Service Provider All Day — £385.00
This ticket gives Investors/Service Providers access to daytime Gathering AND the awards in the evening

Awards ONLY – this ticket gives access from 6 pm — £95.00
This ticket is for the awards ceremony ONLY and gives access to the event from 6 pm (18.00) on 10 June. It DOES NOT give the ticket holder access to the daytime Gathering.

Late-comers All Day — £450.00
This ticket gives access to daytime Gathering AND the awards in the evening

Demo space All Day – includes 2 Founder tickets — £740
This ticket gives Founders access to daytime Gathering AND the awards in the evening in addition to a demo space in the networking area.

Grab a ticket ASAP

Want to join us in London?

CONFIRMED SPONSORS AND PARTNERS INCLUDE:

DFJ Esprit
Forward Partners
Hide My Ass!
Hackney Council
Index Ventures
Notion Capital
Rewired State

PLUS CXOs and FOUNDERS FROM THESE COMPANIES:

33Seconds
Aframe Media Services Ltd
Albion Drive
ammado
AngelList
Atlantic Leap Limited
Atomico
Augur
Balderton Capital
Ballou Public Relations
Believe.in
Berlin Startup Girl
Berliner Morgenpost
Bijou PR
BIZZBY
BlaBlaCar
brainbox.vc
Brainient
Business Insider
busuu
CareerTeam
Centre for London
Clarity PR
Coadec
Codeanywhere, Inc.
Cogniance
Coull
Crystalspace
CTRLiO
DataSift, Inc
Decoded Fashion
Delta Partners
Digital Education
Digital Intelligence
Digital Science
Drum Roll
Dynamo
Earlybird VC
Eleven
EngageSciences
Entrepreneur First
eOffice
Epsilon Advisory Partners
Eventbrite
Field House Associates
FightMe
Financial Conduct Authority
FindYourGap
Firestartr.co
Flatchecker
foodpanda/hellofood
Free:Formers
Frog Capital
Futurelytics
gamesGRABR
Gigit
GoalEurope
Gobi Management Pte Ltd
Google
Great Preneurs
Halcyon Mobile
Hassle.com
HealthBerry
heroes of mobile
Homejoy, Inc.
HoneyHive
Huffington Post
HV Holtzbrinck Ventures Adviser
IDA Ireland
idealo.de
Ignite / Campus North
iHorizon
Imbarco Ltd
import.io
Impossible
Informilo
Innotech summit
Intern Avenue
IQ Capital Partners LLP
JAG Shaw Baker
judo
Just Add Red
JustAddRed
Kantox
Kinetise
Knight Foundation
Kovert Designs
Kwamecorp
Lavaboom
Little Yellow Duck
LocalSocial
Longaccess
Lowdownapp Ltd
Magnific
Makeshift
Management Today
MedTech Focus
Merryns LLP
Milkster
Milltown Partners
MMC Ventures
Momondo Group
Natural Selection
New Buckland
New York Times
NewAer
Notion Capital
Octopus Investments
Olswang LLP
Omniva
One Diary
onefinestay
PandaPay
Partech Vnetures
Pearson plc
Phystech Ventures
Pin Drop
Playfair Capital
Pleo
Postshift
Powwownow
Presella.com
ProdPad
PROfounders Capital
Propel London Ltd
Quill Content
Rawlings Atlantic
Reincubate
RetentionGrid
Rummble Labs
Second Home
Seedrs
Senzari
Sepia Communications
Seraphim Capital
Shark Punch
Silicon Valley Bank
SimpleTax
Skimlinks
SocialSafe Ltd
Spotify
Startupbootcamp (IoT)
StrategyEye
Strateusis
Stripe
Studio XO
SUP46
SwiftKey
Tech London Advocates
Tech.eu
TechCity
Techstars
The Economist
The IT Job Board
The Nordic Web
The Sandpit
The Week & Hub Culture
Togethera.com
TransferWise Ltd
Twilio
UCL
Usersnap
Waze
We Are Pop Up
We Are Social
Wellington Partners
Westhawk Ltd
White Star Capital
Whiteout Networks GmbH
Wondermento
WorkDigital Ltd
World Code Day
Your.MD
YPlan

Want to partner with us? Please direct sponsorship enquiries to:
Petra Johansson
petra@twistedtree.co.uk
Phone: +44 (0) 20 3239 9325

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

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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 (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

To sponsor the awards contact Petra Johansson – petra@twistedtree.co.uk – 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 apply for a ticket to the Awards and The Gathering (invite only), email TheEuropas@gmail.com

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 petra@twistedtree.co.uk to sponsor an awards category.

Thanks!

The Europas Team

Awards & Media Enquiries

Please email:

TheEuropas@gmail.com

Sponsorship Enquiries

Petra Johansson
petra@twistedtree.co.uk
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

Techcrunch
Wall Street Journal
Venture Village
Morgen Post
Webrazzi
Rude Baguette
Daily Maven
Silicon Allee
Apps4All
RB.Ru
Goal Europe
Silicon Republic
Digit.ru
East-West Digital News
Tyinterney.cz

The Europas winners and highly-commended recipients in full:

Best MENA Startup
Winner: Markafoni
HC: Cinemoz

Best CEE Startup
Winner: NextStories
HC: Infogr.am

Best Russian Startup
Winner: AlterGeo
HC: Zeptolab

Best Nordic Startup
Winner: Instabridge
HC: PowerKiss

Best French Startup
Winner: Qunb
HC: WriteThat.name

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
HC: Crane.tv

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: Infogr.am & 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
HC: Infogr.am

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
Winner: Face.com
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
Zeptolab