Croatian StartUp Europe Awards is held on 15th of November 2016. in City Hall of City of Rijeka (10 am), Korzo 16, Rijeka, Croatia.
The goal of the SEUA is to identify local role models in each ecosystem of startups across Europe. The local entrepreneurs will become inspirational examples for the new generations that will have a positive impact on changing the entrepreneurship culture in Europe. All in all, SEA is a extremely useful tool to build the European ecosystem connecting local ecosystems across Europe: “A Startup Continent”.
Proposals from startups from the following areas will be welcome: Green, Social, ICTs, Energy, Tourism, Cities, Creative industries and Water. In addition there will the “Grand Prix award – Startup of the year” and the Startup Hero award. The Grand Prix Winner – Startup of the Year will be chosen from the winners of the individual categories. The Startup Hero will be chosen by a separate panel of judges. The Startup Hero Award recognizes an Individual who provides inspiration and example to Startups on the local ecosystem. This award winner is chosen by a panel of experts and will be announced at the awarding ceremonies.
StartUp Europe Awards 2016 have been promoted by the European Commission, Committee of the regions, several members of the European Parliament (MEP Croatia - Ivana Maletic) and it is implemented by Finnova in collaboration with StartUp Europe.
If you are a startup, StartUp Europe Awards offers you the possibility to increase your impact at international level, accessing to an international market in which you will be able to network with other startups based in Europe but operating at international level. This is a brilliant opportunity to gain visibility and make your startup more competitive.
Proposals from startups from the following areas will be welcome: Green, Social, ICTs, Energy, Tourism, Cities, Creative industries and Water. Apply now and compete at Croatian contest!
The winners of this Croatian edition of StartUp Europe Awards will obtain the right to participate in the European contest that will be held in the first quarter of 2017. in Brussels.
Green StartUp Europe Awards aims at recognising startups offering products, services or methodologies addressing: improved resource efficiency, climate change, low carbon economy, societal challenges, new business opportunities, circular Economy, blue growth, renewable energy, etc.
Cities StartUp Europe Awards aims at rewarding the best startups working in projects related with the intelligent cities, covering topics such as planning, mobility, waste management, energy efficiency, water cycle, citizen participation, etc.
Creative Startup Europe Awards is addressed to professionals In the field of culture and creativity. Concretely, the focus lies on those entrepreneurs who have a project on the field of visual arts, performing arts, architecture, audio-visuals, literature, music, design and fashion, among others.
Energy StartUp Europe Awards aims at rewarding the best initiatives related to the development of sustainable and efficient energy models, based on renewable energies, including the best governance projects and citizenship participation in the transition to a renewable energies system.
Social StartUp Europe Awards aims at recognising startups offering products, services or methodologies addressing: education, quality childcare, healthcare, training, job-search assistance and rehabilitation, gender equality, self-employment and entrepreneurship.
ICTs StartUp Europe Awards aims at rewarding the best startups working in innovative projects related to the new technologies of Information and Communication Technologies, from software, to platforms, also covering new communication systems, IoT, 5G, etc.
Tourism StartUp Europe Awards aims at recognising startups offering products, services or methodologies addressing: tourism, mobility, hotels, sustainable tourism, Smartphones, applications for tourism, etc.
Water StartUp Europe Awards aims at recognising startups working in the development of sustainable water systems, public participation, chemical wáter pollution, groundwater preservation, floods, preservation, etc.
City of Rijeka – Startup Incubator
The basic objective of the Startup Incubator is to create a stimulating environment for self-employment of the young generation through the realisation of their own business ideas, raising work competences for employability and influencing the development of the entrepreneurial culture. The main users of the startup program are students and unemployed young people up to 29 years of age.