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  • 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).


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!


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.


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.

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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.


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.