Meet the primary judges for The Europas Awards (27 June) and enter your startup now!

I’m excited to announce that The Europas Awards for European Tech Startups is admittedly shaping up! The awards will likely be held on 27 June 2019, in London, U.Okay. on the entrance garden of the Geffrye Museum in Hoxton, London — making a implausible and enjoyable backyard social gathering environment within the coronary heart of London’s tech startup scene.

TechCrunch is as soon as extra the unique media sponsor of the awards and convention, alongside new “tech, culture & society” occasion creator The Pathfounder.

Here’s how to enter and be considered for the awards.

You can nominate a startup, accelerator or enterprise investor that you just suppose deserves to be acknowledged for his or her achievements within the final 12 months.

*** The deadline for nominations is 1 May 2019 ***

For the 2019 awards, we’ve overhauled the classes to a set that we imagine higher displays the vary of innovation, variety and ambition we see within the European startups being constructed and launched right this moment. There at the moment are 20 classes, together with new additions to cowl AgTech / MealsTech, HouseTech, GovTech and Mobility Tech.

Attendees, nominees and winners will get reductions to TechCrunch Disrupt in Berlin, later this 12 months.

The Europas “Diversity Pass”

We’d wish to encourage extra variety in tech! That’s why, for the upcoming invitation-only “Pathfounder” occasion held on the afternoon earlier than The Europas Awards, we’ve reserved a tranche of free tickets to make sure that we embrace extra ladies and folks of color who’re “pre-seed” or “seed-stage” tech startup founders. If you’re a ladies founder or individual of color founder, apply here for a chance to be considered for one of many restricted free variety passes to the occasion.

The Pathfounder occasion will function premium content material and invitees, designed be a “fast download” into the London tech scene for European founders seeking to increase cash or re-locate to London.

The Europas Awards

The Europas Awards outcomes are primarily based on voting by knowledgeable judges and the trade itself.

But key to it’s that there are not any “off-limits areas” at The Europas, so attendees can mingle simply with VIPs.

The full listing of classes is right here:

  1. AgTech / MealsTech
  2. ClearTech
  3. Cyber
  4. EdTech
  5. FashTech
  6. FinTech
  7. Public, Civic and GovTech
  8. Well beingTech
  9. MadTech (AdvertTech / MarTech)
  10. Mobility Tech
  11. PropTech
  12. RetailTech
  13. Saas/Enterprise or B2B
  14. HouseTech
  15. Tech for Good
  16. Hottest Blockchain Project
  17. Hottest Blockchain Investor
  18. Hottest VC Fund
  19. Hottest Seed Fund
  20. Grand Prix

Timeline of The Europas Awards deadlines:
* 6 March 2019 – Submissions open
* 1 May 2019 – Submissions shut
* 10 May 2019 – Public voting begins
* 18 June 2019 – Public voting ends
* 27 June 2019 – Awards Bash

Amazing networking


We’re additionally shaking up the awards dinner itself. Instead of a sit-down gala dinner, we’ve taken suggestions for extra alternatives to community. Our awards ceremony this 12 months will likely be within the setting of a backyard garden social gathering, the place you’ll have the ability to meet and mingle extra simply, with free-flowing drinks and a wide-selection of avenue meals (together with vegetarian/vegan). The ceremony itself will final roughly 75 minutes, with the remainder of the time devoted to networking. If you’d like to speak about sponsoring or exhibiting, please contact

Instead of hundreds and hundreds of individuals, consider an ideal summer time occasion with essentially the most fascinating and helpful folks within the trade, together with key traders and main entrepreneurs.

The Europas Awards have been going for the final 10 years, and we’re the one impartial and editorially pushed occasion to recognise the European tech startup scene. The winners have been featured in Reuters, Bloomberg, VentureBeat, Forbes,, The Memo, Smart Company, CNET, many others — and naturally, TechCrunch.

• No secret VIP rooms, which implies you get to work together with the audio system

• Key founders and traders attending

• Journalists from main tech titles, newspapers and enterprise broadcasters

Meet the primary set of our 20 judges:

Brent Hoberman
Executive Chairman and Co-Founder
Founders Factory

Videesha Böckle
Founding Partner
indicators Venture Capital

Bindi Karia
Innovation Expert + Advisor, Investor
Bindi Ventures

Christian Hernandez Gallardo
Co-Founder and Venture Partner at White Star Capital

Kaidi Ruusalepp
CEO & Founder