Published On: Thu, Feb 27th, 2020

Meet a initial call of speakers & enter your startup for The Europas Awards, 25 June

Excitement for The Europas Awards for European Tech Startups is heating up. Here is a initial call of speakers and judges — with some-more coming!

The Awards — that have been using for over 10 years — will be hold on 25 Jun 2020 in London, U.K. on a front grass of a Geffrye Museum in Hoxton, London — formulating a illusory and fun garden-party atmosphere in a heart of London’s tech startup scene.

TechCrunch is once some-more a disdainful media unite of a awards and conference, alongside The Pathfounder.

The focus form to enter is here.

We’re scouting for a tip late-stage seed and Series A startups in 22 categories.

You can commission a startup, accelerator or try financier that we consider deserves to be famous for their achievements in a final 12 months.


For a 2020 awards, we’ve overhauled a categories to a set that we trust improved reflects a operation of innovation, farrago and aspiration we see in a European startups being built and launched today. This year we are quite looking during startups that are means to residence a SDGs/Globals Boals.

The Europas Awards
The Europas Awards formula are formed on voting by experts, gifted founders, hand-picked investors and a attention itself.

But a pivotal to it is that there are no “off-limits areas” during The Europas, so attendees can association simply with VIPs.

Timeline of The Europas Awards deadlines:

Submissions now open!
25 Mar 2020 – Submissions close
14 Apr – Public voting begins
25 Apr – Public voting ends
8 Jun – Shortlist Announced
25 Jun – Awards evening, winners announced

Amazing networking

We’re also jolt adult a awards cooking itself. There are some-more opportunities to network. Our awards rite this year will be in a environment of a garden/lawn party, where you’ll be means to accommodate and association some-more easily, with teeming drinks and a far-reaching preference of travel food (including vegetarian/vegan). The rite itself will final reduction than 45 minutes, with a rest of a time dedicated to networking. If you’d like to speak about sponsoring or exhibiting, greatfully hit Claire Dobson on

Instead of thousands and thousands of people, consider of a good summer eventuality with a many engaging and useful people in a industry, including pivotal investors and heading entrepreneurs.

The Europas Awards have been going for a final 10 years, and we’re a usually eccentric and editorially driven eventuality to recognize a European tech startup scene. The winners have been featured in Reuters, Bloomberg, VentureBeat, Forbes,, The Memo, Smart Company, CNET, many others — and of course, TechCrunch.

• No tip VIP rooms, that means we get to correlate with a speakers

• Key founders and investors attending

• Journalists from vital tech titles, newspapers and business broadcasters

The Pathfounder Afternoon Workshops
In a afternoon before to a awards we will be holding a special, reward calm event, The Pathfounder, designed be a “fast download” into a London tech stage for European founders looking to lift income or re-locate to London. Sessions embody “How to Craft Your Story”; “Term Sheets”; “Building a Shareholding Structure”; Investor Panel; Meet a Press; and a eventuality from former Europas winners. Followed by a awards and after-party!

The Europas “Diversity Pass”
We’d like to inspire some-more farrago in tech! That’s because we’ve set aside a retard of giveaway tickets to safeguard that pre-seed womanlike and BAME founders are represented during The Europas. This singular tranche of giveaway tickets ensures that we embody some-more women and people of colour who are privately “pre-seed” or “seed-stage” tech startup founders. If we are a women/BAME founder, apply here for a possibility to be considered for one of a singular giveaway farrago passes to a event.

Meet some of a initial speakers and judges:

Anne Boden
Starling Bank
Anne Boden is owners and CEO of Starling Bank, a fast-growing U.K. digital bank targeting millions of users who live their lives on their phones. After a renowned career in comparison care during some of a world’s best-known financial heavyweights, she set out to build her possess mobile bank from blemish in 2014. Today, Starling has non-stop some-more than one million stream accounts for people and tiny businesses and lifted hundreds of millions of pounds in backing. Anne was awarded an MBE for services to financial record in 2018.

Nate Lanxon (Speaker)
Editor and Tech Correspondent
Nate is an editor and tech match for Bloomberg, formed in London. For over a decade, he has quite focused on a consumer record sector, and a trends moulding a tellurian industry. Previous to this, he was comparison editor during Bloomberg Media and was conduct of digital editorial for in Europe, a Middle East and Africa. Nate has hold countless roles opposite a many reputable titles in tech, including stints as editor of, editor-in-chief of Ars Technica UK and comparison editor during CBS-owned CNET. Nate launched his veteran career as a publisher by initial a tiny tech and gaming website called Tech’s Message, that is now a name of his weekly record podcast hosted during

Tania Boler
CEO and founder
Tania is an internationally famous women’s health consultant and has hold care positions for several tellurian NGOs and a United Nations. Passionate about severe banned women’s issues, Tania founded Elvie in 2013, partnering with Alexander Asseily to emanate a tellurian heart of connected health and lifestyle products for women.

Kieran O’Neill
CEO and co-founder
Thread creates it easy for guys to dress well. They mix consultant stylists with absolute AI to suggest a ideal garments for any person. Thread is used by some-more than 1 million group in a U.K., and has lifted $35 million from tip investors, including Balderton Capital, a founders of DeepMind and a billionaire former owners of Warner Music. Prior to Thread, Kieran founded one of a initial video pity websites during age 15 and sole it for $1.25 million during age 19. He was afterwards CEO and co-founder of Playfire, a largest amicable network for gamers, that he grew to 1.5 million business before being acquired in 2012. He’s a member of a Forbes, Drapers and Financial Times 30 Under 30 lists.

Clare Jones
Chief Commercial Officer
Clare is a arch blurb officer of what3words; before to this, her credentials was in a expansion and expansion of amicable enterprises and in impact investment. Clare was featured in a 2019 Forbes 30 underneath 30 list for record and is concerned with London companies rebellious social/environmental challenges. Clare also volunteers with a Streetlink project, doing health overdo work with exposed women in South London.

Luca Bocchio
Luca Bocchio assimilated Accel in 2018 and focuses on consumer internet, fintech and program businesses. Luca led Accel’s investment in Luko, Bryter and Brumbrum. Luca also helped lead Accel’s investment and ongoing work in Sennder. Prior to Accel, Luca was with H14, where he invested in tellurian early and growth-stage opportunities, such as Deliveroo, GetYourGuide, Flixbus, SumUp and SecretEscapes. Luca formerly suggested technology, industrial and consumer companies on plan with Bain Co. in Europe and Asia. Luca is from Italy and graduated from LIUC University.

Bernhard Niesner
CEO and c-founder
Bernhard co-founded busuu in 2008 following an MBA plan and has given led a association to turn a world’s largest village for denunciation learning, with some-more than 90 million users opposite a globe. Before starting busuu, Bernhard worked as a consultant during Roland Berger Strategy Consultants. He graduated summa cum laude in International Business from a Vienna University of Economics and Business and binds an MBA with honours from IE Business School. Bernhard is an active coach and business angel in a startup village and an confidant to a Austrian Government on preparation affairs. Bernhard recently perceived a EY Entrepreneur of a Year 2018 UK Awards in a Disruptor category.

Chris Morton
CEO and founder
Chris is a owners and CEO of Lyst, a world’s biggest conform hunt height used by 104 million shoppers any year. Including over 6 million products from brands including Burberry, Fendi, Gucci, Prada and Saint Laurent, Lyst offers shoppers preference and forlorn choice in one place. Launched in London in 2010, Lyst’s investors embody LVMH, 14W, Balderton and Accel Partners. Prior to initial Lyst, Chris was an financier during Benchmark Capital and Balderton Capital in London, focusing on a early-stage consumer internet space. He binds an MA in production and truth from Cambridge University.

Husayn Kassai
CEO and co-founder
Husayn Kassai is a Onfido CEO and co-founder. Onfido helps businesses digitally onboard users by verifying any supervision ID and comparing it with a person’s facial biometrics. Founded in 2012, Onfido has grown to a group of 300 opposite SF, NYC and London; perceived over $100 million in appropriation from Salesforce, Microsoft and others; and works with over 1,500 fintech, banking and marketplace clients globally. Husayn is a WEF Tech Pioneer; a Forbes Contributor; and Forbes’ “30 Under 30”. He has a BA in economics and government from Keble College, Oxford.

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