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Innovate!Europe $30,000 competition

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Is your business ready to go global?  Do you have what it takes to succeed in Silicon Valley?


Innovate!Europe is searching for Europe’s most promising startups in the IT, Internet and mobile sectors, and you are invited to be part of the competition!




Produced by Guidewire Group, the world's leading analyst firm focused exclusively on startups and  emerging markets. Innovate!Europe offers European and Middle Eastern startups invaluable mentoring and promotion while they compete to be named Europe's top startup and win a free 90-day stay at Guidewire Group’s business accelerator in the heart of Silicon Valley, worth over $30,000.

The Innovate!Europe program encompasses two competition rounds.

Round 1:
  Applicants competed to participate in one of Innovate!Europe's Going Global Workshops, held in cities around Europe between March 30th and April 8th.  
Round 2: Finalists compete during a two-day Master Class held in Spain. The winner will be announced at the culmination of the Innovate!Europe Master Class on May 6. Finalists will be judged by Innovate!Europe's mentors during the Innovate!Europe Master Class on the quality of their concept, market opportunity, business execution, team and their readiness to grow the  business globally. Judges will take into account the votes companies garner on

Ecosystem Choice Award: Innovate!Europe finalists will be selected by the community to receive an exclusive membership to Guidewire ACCESS, Guidewire Group’s invitation-only startup advisory service.

Finalists are encouraged to set up a profile on this competition page to introduce themselves to's influential audience of investors, technology company executives and entrepreneurs. It's a great way to share your story and build a following!

Who can participate:  

This competition is closed to the finalists chosen by Guidewire Group during the first round of the Innovate!Europe program. Selected from nearly 300 applicants, the finalists are the most promising startups from across Europe and the Middle East.  

Voting Dates/Instructions

When Voting Beings:   May 1, 2009
When Voting Ends:   June 10, 2009

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