Two weeks ago, The Next Web and Websummit introduced the Irish Startup Awards to discover the great startups of the Irish tech scene. Since the announcement more than 500 nominations were submitted over the six categories. After this successful first phase it's now time to start the voting. Here are the 30 nominees that the jury has narrowed down to.
Startup of the Year: datahug.com, logentries.com, newswhip.com, skillpages.com, currencyfair.com Best (Co-)Founder:
James Whelton (@jwhelton
), Paul Quigley (@paulyq
), Connor Murphy(@connorPM
), Trevor Parsons (@trevparsons
), Mark Little (@marklittlenews
Best Web App: currencyfair.com
, logentries.comBest Mobile App: cleverbug.com
, sumup.comBest Design: gethealthapp.com
, currencyfair.comBest investor: Delta Partners
, DFJ Esprit
, Kernel Capital
, Polaris Partners
, Frontline Ventures
Online voting starts now
Anybody can still vote for their favorite startup, entrepreneur or investor until 12 o'clock GMT (1pm CET) on Monday January 28rd. The winners will be presented online.
The companies who get the most votes in their category will receive a ticket to TNW Conference Europe and of course, eternal fame.
TNW and Websummit will host a Dublin Meetup that takes place on Tuesday January 29th from 8 pm at 4 Dame Lane, Dame lane in Dublin where TNW co-founder Patrick de Laive would love to meet nominees and others from the Irish tech scene.
The TNW Startup Awards try to discover the best startups in Europe by focussing on 12 local tech hubs. Berlin, London, Dublin, Paris, Bucharest, Barcelona, Warsaw, Amsterdam, Kiev, Moscow, Istanbul and Copenhagen.
"Europe needs real entrepreneurs to put itself back on the map again. Vigour and drive, the willingness to transform and develop are what's required. Not all hot startups are built in Silicon Valley – we're seeing very talented entrepreneurs with big ideas and great execution all over the world. These startups need to be discovered and their stories need to be told. The TNW Startup Awards tour around Europe helps to identify and shine a light on the best startups, their entrepreneurs and investors in each country," says Patrick de Laive, co-founder of The Next Web.