The Europas Awards 2023: Celebrating the Best and Brightest of European Tech

The Europas Awards – one of Europe’s premier tech startup awards – celebrates the most innovative and ambitious startups across the continent. The awards ceremony is an annual event that brings together entrepreneurs, investors, and tech enthusiasts worldwide to recognize the brightest stars in the European tech startup scene.

The Europas Awards have a long and distinguished history, dating back to 2009. The awards were founded by Mike Butcher, editor-at-large at TechCrunch, to recognize the innovative and ambitious startups that were emerging from Europe at the time.

The Europas Awards have quickly become one of the world’s most prestigious tech startup awards. A panel of industry experts judges the awards, and the winners are selected based on their innovation, ambition, and potential impact.

Past winners of the Europas Awards include some of Europe’s most successful tech companies, including Spotify, Klarna, Deliveroo, Supercell, Rovio, TransferWise, SoundCloud, Babylon Health, Builder.AI, and MicroHarvest. The awards have also been a springboard for many startups, helping them to raise funding and expand their reach.

The 2023 Europas Awards will be held on November 13th in Lisbon, Portugal, alongside Web Summit. The awards ceremony will be a night to celebrate the best and brightest of European tech and recognize the startups shaping the continent’s future.

A Galaxy of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The Europas Awards are a celebration of innovation and entrepreneurship. The awards recognize startups pushing the boundaries of what is possible and building the future of Europe.

The 2023 Europas Awards will feature various startups, from early-stage companies to established scaleups. The nominees represent multiple industries, including technology, healthcare, education, and finance.

The Europas Awards are not just about the winners. The awards ceremony is a unique opportunity for European startups to unite, network with investors and potential partners, and learn from each other.

Who Decides the Winners of The Europas? 

The 45 judges for the Europas Awards are highly accomplished and experienced individuals from the European tech startup ecosystem. They include investors, entrepreneurs, and other experts passionate about identifying and supporting the most promising startups in Europe.

Here are four examples of the judges for the 2023 Europas Awards:

  • Sophia Bendz, Partner at Northzone: Northzone is a leading venture capital firm that has invested in some of the most successful tech companies in Europe, including Klarna, Spotify, and GetYourGuide. Bendz has over 15 years of experience in the venture capital industry and is known for her deep understanding of the European tech startup scene.
  • Gabbi Cahane, Partner at Stride VC: Cahane is a Partner at Stride VC. He has spent decades building, backing, and branding startups, scaleups, and global corporations across multiple sectors and geographies. Before Stride, he founded several companies, including Multiple, the go-to firm for finessing brands, firing up culture, fuelling growth, and fast-tracking fundraising for tech companies. He has worked with 100s of startup founding teams, including Pipedrive, Curve, Truelayer, Epidemic, and Zego.
  • Yana Abramova, Managing Partner at Pretiosum Ventures: Despite only launching Pretiosum Ventures in 2019, she has already had several high-profile exits within the portfolio. Before launching Pretiosum Ventures, Yana worked in a $1.5bn investment fund and advised startups on their expansion into the UK. She holds an MSc in Management from Cambridge University and now sits on the Cambridge Judge Business School Alumni Board.
  • Viktoriya Tigipko, Founding and Managing Partner at TA Ventures: With 225+ investments, 70 realized investments, 10+ unicorns, and 6 IPOs in the US/EU since 2010, TA Ventures is a force to be reckoned with. Tigipko is also the Founder and the President of ICLUB Global, the global network of angel investors, and co-founder of WTECH, an international network of women tech founders and entrepreneurs with 5k+ members. She is the Chairman of the Board of the Ukrainian Startup Fund and a Member of the Committee for Innovative Development of the Ukraine economy.

Join ArcticStartup at The Europas

Held in a once-forgotten oasis in the middle of Lisbon created over a century ago, the Estufa Fria Botanical Garden will host this year’s celebration of the best startups in Europe.

ArcticStartup will be there, and so can you. Find out more and get your tickets at The Europas official website.

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