ABOUT THE EUROPAS
> The Europas Awards is – and has been for the last 10 years – an annual event, now curated by the Pathfounder. The Europas was originally formed in 2009 by TechCrunch editor-at-large Mike Butcher to recognise and celebrate the innovation emerging from Europe’s burgeoning tech startup scene.
Whilst Europe has had a long, proud tradition in scientific and technological invention, we had much to learn from Silicon Valley’s lead in creating and executing on world-changing tech companies. The Europas was created to celebrate the successes of Europe’s early tech startups.
WHERE WE ARE
> Today, after more than a decade of identifying Europe’s most ambitious and successful startups, including Spotify, Wise, Deliveroo, Farfetch and Starling Bank, the Europas has grown into the premier awards for Europe’s hottest tech startups.
As technology becomes ever more deeply embedded into all aspects of our lives, it is our mission more than ever to spotlight those European tech startups that address relevant, urgent, large-scale, global issues that face us all in the 21st century.
MEET THE TEAM
Editorially Curated. Fiercely Independent.
CO-FOUNDER & COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR , PATHFOUNDERS
> Founded in 2009 by Mike Butcher, editor-at-large at Techcrunch, and currently run by Mike and longtime fellow tech journalist Dianne See Morrison.
The Europas puts editorial curation first, earning a reputation as identifying and recognising winners on editorial merit. Between the two of them, they have decades of experience covering the technology and startup sectors, both in their writing, and in the global conferences they have produced.
This year, Elena Poughia, a media entrepreneur with a background in art, tech and events is joining the team to head up operations and commercialization of the Europas which will be operated under the media brand, Pathfounders.