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Season 2020

The South Europe Startup Awards is a unique series of events in the South Europe countries – Cyprus, Greece, France, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Spain- to recognize, celebrate and connect the South European startup ecosystem. In addition to being regional, it is also cross-sectorial, bringing together all actors within the startup ecosystem from startups to investors and many more.

 

The 7 countries are competing in 9 categories and each country will provide a national winner for each category to the Grand Finale.

Categories

Startup of the Year

Description

Startup that has shown the greatest development over the last year based on growth, innovation and impact with the product/service.

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Best Newcomer

Description

Startup with up to 2 years of age that has shown the greatest development over the last year based on growth, innovation and impact with the product/service.

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Founder of the Year

Description

A tech startup founder that has shown notable achievements over the last year in terms of great customer growth and/or sales, funds raised, uniqueness and/or impact of the product/service and leadership.

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Ecosystem Hero of the Year

Description

An individual known by passion for entrepreneurship and ability as well as willingness to help startups and entrepreneurship grow. Keywords: Passion, pay-it-forward, ability, and willingness to use experience and/or ability to help.

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Investor of the Year

Description

An individual or company that has displayed the best investment acumen over the last year. This could be for example as an exit, early investment of a notable startup, or realisation of an earlier investment.

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Best Coworking Space

Description

A coworking space that deserves the recognition for its services, support, and resources to fast-growth tech start-ups, and for creating a culture and environment that fosters innovation.

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Best Accelerator/Incubator Program

Description

A fixed-term, cohort-based, mentorship-driven program that helps and empowers entrepreneurs to foster the growth of their innovative companies by providing tools, resources, connections, knowledge and expertise.

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Best Virtual Teamwork Solution

Description

A startup that has shown the greatest development over the last year based on growth, innovation and impact with a product or service that solves connectivity between people, companies or teams in a smart, engaging way, with the potential to shape the future of connectivity, especially in times of crisis and social isolation.

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People's Choice

Description

An Individual or company that got the most accumulated votes through out the national and regional round.

Regional winners

Impact Hub Madrid

Spain

Best Coworking Space

Description

Impact Hub Madrid is the largest global network of innovation and entrepreneurship communities with impact, made up of an impressing 17.000 professionals and present in more than 100 cities!

Didimo

Portugal

Best Virtual Teamwork Solution

Description

Didimo is the leading creator of high-fidelity digital humans. Their 3D technology brings authencity to virtual interactions. Didimo was created with a beautiful goal in mind, which is for everyone in the world to be able to tell their story, be connected and never fall into digital isolation!

Flomics Biotech

Spain

Best Newcomer

Description

Flomics Biotech is developing novel blood-based diagnostic tools for a broad range of complex diseases. With a highly skilled team that understands deep learning algorithms they are able to identify RNA changes associated with disease states in a faster, cheaper and non-invasive way!

Business Factory Auto

Spain

Best Accelerator or Incubator Program

Description

Business Factory Auto offers entrepreneurs a workspace, financial support, training, and a unique ecosystem made up of tutors, mentors and partners, all related to the automotive and business sectors, which enables aspiring entrepreneurs to start their own business in the automotive industry

Pablo Santaeufemia | Bridge for Billions

Spain

Ecosystem Hero of the Year

Description

Pablo is the Co-Founder and CEO of BridgeForBillions. BridgeForBillions is a global digital ecosystem of entrepreneurship programs that help early-stage entrepreneurs worldwide to structure, develop and refine their businesses.

Erika De Santi | WeRoad

Italy

Founder of the Year

Description

Erika De Santi is the co-founder and managing director of WeRoad. WeRoad is a disruptive travel agency, which designs tours for groups of people that share the same interests and lifestyle.

Ana Paula Reis

Portugal

Investor of the Year

Description

Ana is a Portugese native, who spent more than 12 years in the corporate multinational world and 16 years as an entrepreneur before coming as a Board Member to Bynd Venture Capital. With her vast experiences she helped making Bynd Venture Capital a leading Portuguese Venture Capital firm, with a focus on seed / early-stage technology companies.

BrainTrip

BrainTrip

Startup of the Year

Description

BrainTrip teamed up with electrical engineers, designers, and medical experts to create an affordable, easy to use, and mobile EEG-based (electroencephalogram) method of dementia diagnosis. They developed the first scalable biological screening test for dementia.

Luca La Mesa

Italy

People's Choice

Description

Luca is a social media strategist, professor, and entrepreneur.
As he noted, every day he is learning something new and he learns from his mistakes.

National Finalists

CYPRUS NATIONAL FINALISTS
FRANCE NATIONAL FINALISTS
GREECE NATIONAL FINALISTS
ITALY NATIONAL FINALISTS
MALTA NATIONAL FINALISTS
PORTUGAL NATIONAL FINALISTS
SPAIN NATIONAL FINALISTS

Ambassadors

Christian Pisetta

Italy

Innovation management consultant

Paola Bonomo

Italy

Non Executive Director and Angel Investor

Alessandro Ravanetti

Spain

Content writer & digital strategist

David Seoane Vilariño

Spain

Comms & Communications Manager at FundingBox. Leading comms activities for Next Generation Internet projects (EU funded), FundingBox VC

Raynald J.R Okanta

Italy

Entrepreneur

Tamas Szeker

Spain

I work as a Community Builder, Account Manager, and Business Developer at a British SaaS scale-up called Arbolus Technologies in Barcelona, Spain, helping clients in their investment and strategic decisions by connecting them with senior industry leaders globally. Previously, as a Head of Partnerships, I contributed to the success of the 1st edition of EuroAsian Startup Awards, building bridges between the organization and startup ecosystem players (tech conferences, incubators, accelerators, investors and startups) globally through partnerships and collaborations.

Carlos Goncalves

Portugal

CEO Avila Spaces

Elena Pasquali

Italy

Business Developer Director

Nicholas Giribaldi

Italy

Startup Consultant

Carolline Miranda

Portugal

Startups Director and Mentor.

Marco Zani

Italy

CEO & Founder of Mark One

Alessandro Gigante

Italy

Health, Safety, Security, Environment Infrastructure Section Head at European Space Agency

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