Mike Butcher’s Europas Awards marks ten years of picking Europe’s “unicorn” startups

Published on April 16, 2019

The Europas Awards is a ceremony in its tenth year celebrating the best startups in Europe. The award will be held in London. Other than that it’s held in London, why should you care? Europas is the “Nostradamus of Europe’s ‘unicorns,'” having spotted the continent’s biggest companies — including Spotify and Soundcloud — while they were still in their infancy.

The Europas Awards is a European tech startup awards event — now in its tenth year. The event focus’ attention on emerging-tech companies pioneering innovation across Europe.

Techcrunch, naturally, is the official sponsor of the Europas, with the actual awards curated by The Pathfounder, a tech company “editorially-driven, ‘events and essays’ platform” based in the U.K. and run by tech jourmalists Dianne See Morrison and Mike Butcher. The duo behind The Pathfounder produces “events and essays on our five major themes, logging the effects of emerging technology on economics, culture, climate, politics, and society.” The Europas Startup Awards is the “only independent and editorially driven event to recognise the European tech startup scene.”

Why you might want to actually go to this one

The Europas Startup Awards is expected to attract over 500 guests to this year’s ceremony at Geffrye Museum, a beautiful 18th-century “almshouse building” (just think: cool and very British) surrounded by well-manicured gardens in Hoxton, in the heart of inner-city London. The award ceremony will celebrate hundreds of “ambitious and innovative tech companies” across 20 categories, some of which include AgTech, Clean Tech, FinTech, and GovTech — to name a few. The tech awards event was founded in 2009 by Butcher and Morrison.

Among the judges for this year’s Europas Awards include several venture capitalists, investors, founders and leading men and women from the tech industry. CommsCo, Isotoma, and Bizzabo join Techcrunch this year in the sponsorship fray.

The Europas Awards “concentrates on the newest companies on the scene and also brings together the mid and late stage technology startups, as well as leading investors and media in the Europe.”

“For the last 10 years, The Europas has grown into a fun and fantastic awards ceremony, followed by an awesome after-party. This year, we’re turning up the networking with a garden lawn party and ceremony that allows more mingling and movement. We hope to see you there!”

Europas Startup Awards will take place on June 27, 2019 at Geffrye Museum in London, U.K.











Ten years of “unicorn” spotting

Space for startups to be recognized — without the usual “pay to play” model are far and few. The Eyropas offers up an access point for investors who want to contribute to some of the most innovative tech companies in Europe. In that same vein, Butcher and Morrison continue a tradition of hosting the Europas Startup Awards ceremony, and this year in particular will feature more networking opportunities including a lawn party in London. We can only imagine.

In the last ten years, the Europas Awards has lit some of the most innovative brands to come out of Europe. Soon, Butcher and Morrison will welcome hundreds of guests this June at Geffrye Museum in London and will continue to ride the wave of the tech boom happening in Europe right now.

The submission period for nominating a startup closes May 1, 2019. With over twenty categories to choose from, any tech company, accelerator or venture investor can be nominate by completing and submitting an online form for the Europas Startup Awards here. To watch a brief video from past Europas Startup Awards ceremony, click here.

  • 6 March 2019 – Submissions open
  • 1 May 2019 – Submissions close
  • 10 May 2019 – Public voting begins
  • 18 June 2019 – Public voting ends
  • 27 June 2019 – Awards Bash

The Europas Startup Awards ceremony will take place on June 27, 2019 at Geffrye Museum in London.

For more information on Europas click here. For Grit Daily own coverage on startups, check out these 4 Tech Companies Disrupting the Live Events Industry.

Margo Gabriel is a staff writer at Grit Daily. She is a news reporter, photographer, event host, foodie, music lover, churro aficionado and all around life enthusiast that loves to capture simple moments in her travels. Margo sells her photography prints online and via her Instagram page. Margo lives in Boston, Massachusetts and graduated from UMass Boston in 2009 with a B.A. in English and Professional Writing. When Margo is not writing, she enjoys cooking, traveling, live music, and hosting exciting events that bring communities together.

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