Four weeks ago, The Next Web introduced the Polish Startup Awards to discover the great startups of the Polish tech scene. Since the announcement more than 600 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: brainly.com, knowledgehives.com, betegy.com, UXPin.com , PlayBloxy.com Best (Co-)Founder: Arek Kwoska, Mariusz Gralewski
, Kuba Filipowski
, Mike Sadowsk
, Kamil Zieba
Best Web App: UXPin.com
, betegy.com Best Mobile App: listonic.com
, foldifyapp.com Best Design: PlayBloxy.com
, foldifyapp.comBest E-commerce: paylane.com
Best investor: Hard Gamma/Krzysztof Kowalczyk
, Artur Kurasinski, Mariusz Gralewski
, Magda Kwoska, Jens Spyrka
Online voting starts now
Anybody can still vote for their favorite startup, entrepreneur or investor until 12 o'clock GMT (1pm CET) on Monday February 11th. 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 will host an intimate Warsaw Meetup that takes place on Tuesday February 12th. From 8pm the doors of Syreni Śpiew,
Szara 10a, wejście od Alei ks. Józefa Stanka, Warschau, are opened for nominees, winners and others from the tech-scene who obtained a ticket. TNW Co-Founder Patrick de Laive is there to hear what you are working on.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/poland/become-sponsor
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.