The Europas 2022 Hottest Tech Startup Awards is now open for submissions



The Europas Awards are back for our 14th year of recognising the hottest tech startups across Europe.


We’re actively scouting startups for each category, but you can also nominate a startup, accelerator, or venture fund that you think deserves to be recognised for their achievements in the last 12 months (1 January 2021 - 31 December 2021).


  • To be eligible in the startup category, you must be a late-stage seed or Series A startup.

  • If you are bootstrapped, you must be generating sustainable revenues of at least £500,000 a year.

  • For unicorns minted in the last year (1 January 2021 - 31 December 2021), you can apply to Unicorn of the Year.

  • For scaleups with at least Series B funding, you can apply to Scaleup of the Year.


There are 25 categories, with 21 aimed at startups, and four at investors.

  1. Agtech

  2. Artificial Intelligence

  3. B2B SaaS / Enterprise

  4. ClimateTech

  5. Cybersecurity

  6. Deeptech

  7. eCommerce + Retail

  8. Edtech

  9. Fintech

  10. FoodTech

  11. Healthtech

  12. Impact Tech / Tech For Good

  13. Insuretech

  14. Media + Entertainment

  15. Proptech

  16. Mobility

  17. SpaceTech

  18. Scaleup of the Year

  19. Sustainability / Circular

  20. Unicorn of the Year

  21. Web3

  22. Accelerator

  23. Seed

  24. VC

  25. Corporate VC


The awards evening will be held in person on 1 November 2022 in Lisbon, Portugal, at Factory Lisbon at 20:00, to align with Web Summit’s opening evening. All startups who are entered in The Europas will receive a pass to attend the in-person awards. For those who cannot attend the in-person event, we will also be streaming the event live.


Entries close 19 August 2022, 23:59 BST. Questions about the awards? Ask at info@theeuropas.com.