Identifying the hottest startups in Ireland
"Startups have always played an important role in TNW and Web Summit events. Each year we welcome many promising companies at Web Summit
and TNW Conferences
, but now we are also coming to Europe's tech-hubs to celebrate entrepreneurship. With the Irish Startup Awards we seek the best in Ireland and aim to bring the tech scene together for a great night", says Patrick de Laive, co-founder of The Next Web.Online nominating and voting
The Startup Awards are a public choice award, where the people decide on who will win the awards. It starts with nominating your favourite startups through our platform. Three weeks later, the professional Jury, existing of Zee Kane, CEO of TheNextWeb, Paddy Cosgrove CEO of Web Summit, TNW co-founder Patrick de Laive and TNW editors Robin Wauters and Martin Bryant, select max. 5 companies or people per category who will be going to the voting round. During the voting round, which lasts one week, anybody can vote for their favorites via the social voting platform or e-mail.
The winners of the 7 categories are announced online January 28th. The next day, the startup community will gather for drinks, chats and to celebrate the winners and nominees at Four Dame Lane, Dame Lane, Dublin 2. Seven categories
The categories are Startup of the Year, Best (Co-)Founder, Best Web app, Best Mobile App, Best Design, Best E-commerce, and Best Investor.
The Irish Startup Awards are part of the Startup Awards meetup tour across 12 countries in Europe.
Each winner receives a ticket to the TNW Europe Conference in Amsterdam in April 2013. This high level networking event brings the tech industry leaders from Europe together to build a bridge between those markets for startups and companies. More prizes will be awarded by the (local) Startup Awards partners.