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 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 will consist of a daytime event, The Gathering, an evening awards ceremony and party, and a VIP dinner and after-party.
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The Europas is designed to maximise networking opportunities with your peers, investors and media. With 5-10 or so startups nominated across each category, it’s the handiest possible opportunity to see who’s doing what, and more importantly what they’re not doing. Most attendees are are there to network and make new contacts in a convivial environment. There are a few times each year that Europe’s tech community gathers in one room, and when they do, prices can sometimes exceed €2,000 a ticket for a conference. The Europas is at least ten times less than that.
The attendee list is a who’s who of Europe’s most exciting and innovative startups, investors, media and more. From previous winners like Soundcloud, Mind Candy, King.com and Wonga, to some of Europe’s latest hottest startups.
Who are the Judges?
We know that the title of “Europe’s Most Prestigious Tech Awards” comes with great responsibility – to make sure that Europe’s best startups are judged by the most knowledgeable and experience entrepreneurs, investors, and journalists in tech. They include YouTube co-founder Jawed Karim, Troy Carter (manager of none other than Lady Gaga), investors from Accel, Balderton and Google Ventures, and journalists from The Next Web, TechCrunch, Wired, and more.
What’s the VIP Experience?
The Europas holds a glittering and select dinner for VIPs, partners and awards winners, featuring a fun after-party. The awards are worth it just for that.