In its second year, Europioneers is organised by the European Commission in partnership with Deloitte, European Young Innovators Forum and HUB Institute. Europioneers is there to celebrate the successes of web entrepreneurs in the EU and to provide a platform for them to connect with each other and investors.
Last year the competition was a success as 1,200 candidates from 27 countries were nominated, while there were 5600 public votes and 30,000 shares on social media. This year they're hoping to go one better and want as many innovative and exciting entrepreneurs to enter. Is this you?
The award ceremony will take place at The Summit in Dublin followed by a prestigious Gala evening with all our finalists, web leaders and investors to celebrate the successes of our Web entrepreneurs and looking forward to their bright futures.
The application process closes on August 31st so there’s just under a month to get your applications and nominations in at: www.europioneers.eu. The competition has four award categories:
Web Entrepreneur Award
Eligble for web entrepreneurs creating new digital services and products that use the web and mobile as an indispensable component.
Young Web Entrepreneur Award
Eligble for web entrepreneurs below the age of 30.
Gazelle High Growth Web Entrepreneur Award
Eligible for web entrepreneurs in a high growth company, meaning an average yearly growth of 20% over a three year period.
Female Web Entrepreneur Award
Eligible for female web entrepreneurs. At least 50% of the company founders must be women.
But wait - don’t forget our own awards too. Are you an exciting startup that is disrupting a competitive market or have you opened up a whole new world? The O2 Smarta 100 awards celebrates the 100 best businesses in the UK. We are not just looking for those who make the most money, but the businesses that have the most original ideas and make the startup scene as exciting as it is. The winner takes home £10,000 and there are 10 category winners who each receive £1,000. It’s free to enter so get your business in the running at smarta.com/smarta100/.