StartUp Europe Awards

StartUp Europe Awards Special Edition SES19

StartUp Europe Awards, a European Commission supported initiative in collaboration with Startup Europe and organized by Finnova Foundation, is holding a special edition for European startups that will be recognized during the Startup Europe Summit 2019 (SES19), to be celebrated in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, on 21 and 22 March 2019.

This SEUA Special Edition SES19 will recognize 5 five startups (one for each one of the following prizes):

Known as an evolving tech hub in Romania, the city of Cluj-Napoca will host the fourth edition of Startup Europe Summit in 2019, the perfect occasion to recognize the best European startups!

In the previous edition of the Startup Europe Summit, startups found:

  • Information about new funding opportunities, including programs to support startups (Startup Europe, European Innovation Council, European Institute of Innovation & Technology EIT)
  •  Meetings with investors, corporates and leading enterprises and public administration representatives
  • Networking with a vivid community of key decision makers and tech leaders within EU, notably Central Eastern Europe and Western Balkans regions

Our Jury

SEUA brings an exciting range of experience to the stage. Excite and inspire your startup with the best Jury.

Bindi KARIA
Founder & CEO - Bindi Ventures

Bindi is incredibly passionate about all things startup in Europe and connecting the dots between Investors, Founders, Corporates and Government, and as a result, has worked in and around technology startups for most of her career.

Bindi KARIA
Founder & CEO - Bindi Ventures
Robin WAUTERS
TECH.EU - Founder

European tech journalist running the region's premier information portal and market intelligence platform, Tech.eu. Ask me anything about the technology industry and startup ecosystems in Europe!

Robin WAUTERS
TECH.EU - Founder
Petros KOKKALIS
Vice Mayor for economic development Municipality of Piraeus

Petros Kokkalis was the Vice-President and shareholder of Intracom Holdings, one of the largest multinational technology groups in South-Eastern Europe, and the Vice-President and shareholder of Intralot S.A. Vice-President of the Kokkalis Foundation, a non-profit organization that promotes education and training, culture and social welfare, medical research and information technology, and athletics. He is Secretary General of Organization Earth, an environmental education NGO.

Petros KOKKALIS
Vice Mayor for economic development Municipality of Piraeus
Nicolas BRIEN
Executive Director France Digitale

Nicolas BRIEN
Executive Director France Digitale
Miguel ARIAS
TELEFÓNICA - Global Entrepreneurship Director

entrepreneur, and angel investor, has over 15 years of experience in building technology-based startups with a global reach. Miguel has founded startups before, and helped others grow in a variety of roles. He is a skilled generalist that understands technology as well as people-matters. His expertise encompasses tasks and challenges, from the vision and strategy definition to product management, with special dedication to startup funding and investor relations. Entrepreneurship professor at the IE Business School and MIB. Trying to enhance the Spanish entrepreneurial ecosystem, he co-founded and presides over Chamberi Valley, the main Madrid-based networking initiative for startups.

Miguel ARIAS
TELEFÓNICA - Global Entrepreneurship Director
Anne THOMLINSON
Start it @KBC - Managing Director

Anne THOMLINSON
Start it @KBC - Managing Director
Marius GHENEA
Partner at 3TS Capital Partners

Marius GHENEA
Partner at 3TS Capital Partners
Eliza KRUCKOWSKA
CIO Polish Development Fund

Eliza KRUCKOWSKA
CIO Polish Development Fund
Sean KANE
F6S CEO and co-founder

Sean KANE
F6S CEO and co-founder
Jeff BURTON
CEO Woodside Creek Ventures (co-founder Electronic Arts)

Jeff BURTON
CEO Woodside Creek Ventures (co-founder Electronic Arts)
Yesika AGUILERA
Tespack Co-founder & CMO

Yesika AGUILERA
Tespack Co-founder & CMO
Dirk PAELINCK
CEO Interoffices and Workero, Co-Founder PropTech House

Dirk PAELINCK
CEO Interoffices and Workero, Co-Founder PropTech House

TIMELINE

Until 17/02/2019

Submit your application

Submit your application choosing one or maximum 2 possible prizes where your startup can fit. Don´t miss the chance to be awarded as one of the best startups in Europe!

Until 27/02/2019

Rating by jury members

Our high-level group of experts will rate the startups according to the different prizes. The more detailed info you give in your application, the more opportunities to win!

During this period our team will contact the winners. In case one startup cannot attend the ceremony in Cluj-Napoca, we will contact the second best scored startup to invite them to receive the prize.

The 5 selected startups will be awarded with a special recognition delivered by European Commission Authorities.

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SEUA SPECIAL EDITION RULES / SPECIFICATIONS

  • It is possible to apply to the awards for every startup created 5 or less years ago in Europe.
  • To apply, startups must fill in with detail the form found in the website of the SEUA Special Edition
  • The startups will be able to apply to this edition filling the form until 23:59 hours of 17 February 2019.
  • The startups should choose the prize most suitable for them (just one option).

NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

Startups winners will be invited to participate in the Startup Europe Summit SES19 that will take place between 21 and 22 March in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. The expenses during both days of 1 member of the startup will be reimbursed (transport from country of origin to Cluj-Napoca, accommodation and daily allowance).

The startups will be recognized in a ceremony that will be held on March 21 in the frame of the Startup Europe Summit 2019 and will count with the presence of authorities from the European Commission, key influencers, investors, tech leaders, tech journalists, policy makers, entrepreneurs and more!

EUROPEAN RECOGNITION

In SES19, the selected startups will be able to showcase their innovation in the networking area of the conference and will gain exposure and visibility through the StartUp Europe Awards Media Alliance composed by more than 30 media outlets and social networks sites.

UP-GRADING FOR SEUA

The selected startups will pass to the European level of the next StartUp Europe Awards edition, regardless of any other startup competing or awarded in their country or category. (Startups will be required to fill a new form for the final competition).

StartUp Europe Awards (SEUA) is an open innovation initiative promoted by the European Commission and Finnova Foundation in collaboration with Startup Europe; it is supported by the President of the European Parliament, the President of the Committee of the Regions, the Vice-President of the Economic and Social Committee and several members from the European Parliament. StartUp Europe Awards is sponsored by StartUp Europe Accelerator.

SEUA has celebrated two European finals (one in Brussels and the other in Sofia), and is going to launch the third edition during the first quarter of 2019.

For more information please visit: www.startupeuropeawards.eu

ACCESS TO EU FUNDING MENTORING

The winning startups will have access to information on opportunities offered by the European Union to boost and internationalize their projects through the StartUp Europe Accelerator program of the Finnova Foundation.

JURY

The multidisciplinary jury will be composed by professionals from different countries and fields. Some of them are members from the High Level group of experts from StartUp Europe of the European Commission.

The selection will be made taking into account the existing startups in the EU that meet these criteria and the applications received.

Contact

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VISIT US

STARTUP EUROPE AWARDS
Finnova Foundation
Rue de la Science, 14B
1040 - Brussels

EMAIL US

info@startupeuropeawards.eu