MORE TICKETS WILL BE RELEASED ON MONDAY 6TH JULY 2009
"The Europas" -
The TechCrunch Europe Awards 2009
TechCrunch Europe will, on July 9, hold the first Europe-wide awards
ceremony for technology innovation. "The Europas" - The
TechCrunch Europe Awards 2009 - will honour the best tech companies
and startups across the web and mobile scene from across the continent
It will recognise and celebrate the most compelling technology
startups, Internet and mobile innovations of the year, with the tech
community invited to have a say in which entrants should be
recognised. Leading lights of the the tech community will be invited
to give away the awards to the winners, so you'll have the opportunity
to meet your tech heroes and heroines. The initial filtering will be
done by public vote online, with the final Award winners to be
determined based on the popular votes received through website voting
and The Europas Judging Committee.
You'll be able to vote shortly.
The Awards Ceremony will take place in London from 6pm Thursday, July
9, at Delfina. It's in one of London's coolest parts of town with 300
places going for the attending audience.
Best European Web Application Or Service
Bootstrapped Startup (less than 3 years old)
Best in Social
Best Enterprise Startup
Best Hardware / Real World Gadget
Best Mobile Startup
Best Mobile Application
Best New Startup in 2008/9
Investor of the Year (VC or Angel fund)
Best Overall Winner
Join the awards ceremony!
On the evening itself we will have a handful of opening speeches in
the "GeeknRolla" format of quick-fire
information. These will be followed by a pitch competition. To be
considered for the pitch competition you need to email TechCrunch
Europe Editor Mike Butcher, with a one side of A4 text-only pitch, and
also include the URL of you company/project/startup etc on CrunchBase
(you can add your company onto it if it is not already there).
Include: The market “problem” you are solving with your
startup, your solution, your competitors, your team, and what
you’re looking for (Series A round, etc).
The TechCrunch Europa Awards ceremony will then follow at approx 8
pm, with awards given out by Europe's leading lights in the tech
scene. The awards ceremony will be followed by the party - also at The
Delfina. There will be a DJ, drinks, finger food and other fun surprises.
And finally... there will be a special announcement during the
evening of the launch of a new innovation from Techcrunch Europe...
To attend the event, tickets will be £60. Attendee
identification will be checked at the door. Due to strong demand for
tickets, we regret tickets are not transferable and not refundable. If
you use your name to purchase multiple tickets, your guests must
arrive with you to check in at the door. If you show up at the event
without a valid ticket, TechCrunch Europe reserves the right to charge
the full ticket prive £60 plus £15 administration fee to
allow access to the event subject to availability.
Dress to impress!
Sponsors will be able to be creative with their sponsorship, with a
pre-award video announcing the finalists and winners. Opportunities
include sponsorship of individual award categories, sponsorship of the
awards ceremony, after-party, drinks and more... Please contact Petra
Johansson petra(at)twistedtree.co.uk for further details.
If you are a member of the press wanting to cover the event, please
contact Rassami Hok Ljungberg on rassami(at)rassami.com
queries related to the awards, the programme and the pitch competition
should be directed to Mike Butcher, http://uk.techcrunch.com/about
If you need
somewhere to stay near the venue, why not try www.HotelMap.com/The-Europas.
This will guarantee that you get the lowest leisure rate on any
available hotel rooms in Central London.
TECHCRUNCH PITCH! SPONSOR
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Our CEO Alicia
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