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Bucharest, Romania | Published on: January 29, 2013
Social media pitch
Check out the nominees for the Romanian Startup Awards, vote now for your favorite! #RSA http://pr.co/p/000rrq
Summary
The Next Web Jury has chosen 35 nominees out of over 1400 Romanian entries. The Next Web, in partnership with Geekcelerator, introduce the Romanian Startup Awards – an online competition celebrating the hottest startups, entrepreneurs and best investors in the country. Vote now for your favourite startup or investor! #RSA
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Four weeks ago, The Next Web and Geekcelerator introduced the Romanian Startup Awards to discover the great startups of the Romanian tech scene. Since the announcement more than 1400 nominations were submitted over the seven categories. After this successful first phase it's now time to start the voting. Here are the 35 nominees that the jury has narrowed down to.  

Startup of the Year (sponsored by Microsoft): 
tjobs.rogoodmomming.commavenhut.comappscend.comzonga.ro 
 

Best (Co-)Founder: Sergiu Biris, Zonga.ro (@sergiubiris), Sebastian Vaduva, Appscend, Bobby Voicu, Mavenhut (@bobbyvoicu), Alex Negrea, DocTrackr (@alexnnet), Bogdan Manoiu, i-rewind (@BManoiu)

Best Web App:
 123contactform.comSolitaire Arena5minutes.tokeenskim.comzonga.ro

Best Mobile App: goodmomming.comappscend.comi-rewind.comclevertaxi.comslickflick.com

Best Design (sponsored by X3 studios):
5minutes.torealcolors.makan-studios.comzonga.rozyway.comgoodmomming.com

Best User Experience: i-rewind.comkeenskim.comzonga.roerepublik.comclevertaxi.com

Best investor:
 Andrei Pitis, Adrian GhearaAndreas CserVlad StanVictor Anastasiu


Online voting starts now
Anybody can still vote for their favorite startup, entrepreneur or investor until 12 o'clock GMT (1pm CET) on Tuesday February 5th. The winners will be presented online. 

The companies that get the most votes in their category will receive a ticket to TNW Conference Europe and of course, eternal fame.

TNW and Geekcelerator will host an intimate Bucharest Meetup that takes place on Tuesday February 5th. From 8pm. TNW co-founder Patrick de Laive would love to meet with nominees, winners and others from the Romanian tech scene at Mojo, Strada Gabroveni 14, Bucharest. During the meetup, Benetone band will play their awesome rock tunes while beers are sponsored by Okapi Studio.

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. 

Show your support to the startup community
We are still looking for partners and beer sponsors that would like to show their support to the startup community by chipping in on the bar bill during the meetup: http://thenextweb.com/startupawards/romania/become-sponsor
Quotes
"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"

— Patrick de Laive, co-founder of The Next Web.