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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 you invaluable mentoring and promotion while you compete to be named Europe’s top startup and win a free 90-day stay at Guidewire’s business accelerator in the heart of Silicon Valley, worth over $30,000.

The Innovate!Europe program encompasses two competition rounds.

Round 1: Applicants compete 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 in early May. The winner will be announced during the Innovate!Europe Trade Mission to Silicon Valley in June 2009. This second-round competition will be launched on April 15, once finalists are announced.

When to submit:

Deadline for Round 1 submissions:   March 25, 2009

Finalists announced:                          April 15, 2009

How to apply:

The first step in the Innovate!Europe program is to apply to attend one of the complimentary Going Global Workshops taking place in cities throughout Europe between March 30 and April 8, 2009.

To apply, first complete the online application on the Innovate!Europe site.

Then, create a brief video describing why your company should be considered, and how you think you could benefit from the opportunity to be part of the Innovate!Europe program. Once your video is ready, upload it to, then click on “participate in this competition.” Your video application will be seen by the thousands of entrepreneurs, investors and potential partners that rely on for their daily technology news.

There is no cost to apply or to participate in one of the Going Global workshops.

Hurry, though, because the deadline to apply is March 23rd! 

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