Join the ranks of Europe's elite startups who have won at The Europas
Application Deadline Extended: 6 April 2021
Why Apply to the Europas
In Good Company: The Europas Awards identifies and celebrates the most promising startups in Europe. As always, we actively scout a long list of late seed to Stage A startups we think have the potential to succeed. If you have not yet received an invitation and you think you fit the criteria, we encourage you to enter for the opportunity to position your organisation alongside these other promising startups.
Leading Judges: Every year, The Europas Awards attracts an enviable list of experts who come together to carefully evaluate each nomination. Judges include high profile founders, senior tech journalists, academics, policy makers and investors. Last years judges can be seen here.
PR and Marketing: Unlock two weeks of social media exposure for your business. The ‘Public Vote’ stage of the judging process allows all longlisted applicants to benefit from considerable social media exposure. Rally your fans and or user base to encourage votes. Applicants will be notified in advance to allow time to prepare social media campaigns. Bios of shortlisted and longlisted candidates will also be published on The Europas website in a galley that users can peruse.
Business Opportunities: We may all be socially distancing still, but our online events and workshops aim to provide a high quality networking experience virtually. Last year we programmed over 24 hours on online events designed to encourage interaction and inspire conversation. We've also put in place a mobile app in which you can also network further.
Learn from the Experts: Take your business to the next level and participate in a series of virtual workshops. The workshops are designed to help you understand what it takes to be a world-class tech company. Expert professionals who have helped propel many startups to unicorn status will contribute to the sessions alongside Mike Butcher and the wider Europas team. The workshops are now virtual and you will be able to ask questions and interact with the speakers. Here's one from last year, our popular one on PR for Startups.
Simple Pricing: The awards entry fee is £295 + VAT where applicable. The fee includes your application fee. It also includes for all entrants, and not just the long and shortlisted startups, your entry to the conference and awards.
Founded in 2009 by Mike Butcher, editor-at-large at Techcrunch, The Europas was originally formed to recognize and celebrate the innovation emerging from Europe’s burgeoning tech startup scene.
Today, we are in our twelfth year identifying of Europe’s most ambitious and successful startups, including Spotify, Transferwise, Soundcloud, Deliveroo, Babylon Health and many others, The Europas has grown into the premier awards for Europe’s hottest tech startups. As the intersection of tech, business and society grows increasingly complex, it is our mission more than ever to spotlight those European tech startups that address relevant, urgent, large-scale, global issues that face us all in the 21st century.
AgTech / FoodTech
B2B / SaaS
Climate / GreenTech
Mobility / Transportation Tech
Retail Tech / eCommerce
Social Innovation Tech
Scaleup of the Year
Pathfounder of the Year
Hottest AI Startup
Hottest Blockchain Project
Hottest Seed Fund
Hottest VC Fund
Unicorn of the Year
Who Should Apply To the Europas
Late stage seed - Series A funded. If bootstrapped, earning revenues of at least £500,000. For those valued at £1 billion, apply to "Unicorn of the Year".
Series B and up: Apply to Scaleup of the Year. If bootstrapped revenues of at least £1.5 million a year.
You must be a tech startup with a product or service to sell.
You must have product market fit and shown at least early traction.
Open to all startups headquartered in Europe (including Israel and Russia and the Mediterranean basin).