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Season 2021

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Startup of the Year

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A startup that inspires the next generation of founders while positively impacting the economy and the world in general. It is a product and/or service which is already a success on the market, disrupting its industry with an innovative approach.

Criteria: The startup must be maximum 5 years of age (calculated from establishment date until public nominations open).

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Best Newcomer

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A startup up to 2 years of age with the potential to become Startup of the Year in the future. Its product and/or service is already on the market on a path to disrupt its industry and positively impact the economy and the world.

Criteria: The startup must be maximum 2 years of age (calculated from establishment date until public nominations open).

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Founder of the Year

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A startup founder or co-founder who has shown strong leadership skills and achieved exceptional business results while being an inspiration to their team and a role model for the next generation of founders.

Criteria: The individual must be a founder or co-founder of a startup that is a maximum of 5 years of age (calculated from establishment date until public nominations open).

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VC of the Year

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A VC who has created impressive financial results while investing bravely in innovative companies which can positively impact the economy as well as the world, supporting them also with resources other than just financial.

Criteria: The VC must be established in the country it is participating in.

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Best Co-working Space

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A co-working space that deserves the recognition for its services, support, and resources to fast-growth startups, and for creating a culture and environment that fosters innovation and focuses on positively impacting the world.

Criteria: The co-working space must be established in the country it is participating in.

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Best Accelerator/Incubator Program

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A fixed-term, cohort-based, mentorship-driven program that helps and empowers entrepreneurs to foster the growth of their innovative companies by providing tools, resources, connections, knowledge and expertise.

Criteria: The Accelerator/Incubator Program must be established in the country it is participating in.

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Ecosystem Hero of the Year

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An individual known by its passion for entrepreneurship and ability as well as willingness to help startups and entrepreneurship grow.

Criteria: The individual must perform their activity in the country that they are participating in.

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Best Green Tech Startup

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A startup with a good business model that has a green impact on the world with its product and/or service that reduces energy consumption, creates renewable energy and/or makes process optimization.

Criteria: The startup must be maximum 5 years of age (calcuated from establisment date until public nominations open). The product and/or service needs to fall into one of the following areas; energy saving, renewable energy or resource optimization.

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Best Health Tech Startup

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A startup that is on the path to disrupt the healthcare industry through the use of technology and by developing new business models improving the lives of patients. The startup’s product and/or service is already showing early traction on the market.

Criteria: The startup must be maximum 5 years of age (calculated from establishment date until public nominations open). The product and/or service has to fall under one or more of the following areas: Clinical efficiency, Patient engagement, Medical devices, Digital health, Predictive analytics, New technology solution, Fitness and wellness.

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Best AI / Machine Learning Startup

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A startup that has shown the greatest development over the last year based on growth, innovation and most efficient and powerful application of Artificial Intelligence and/or Machine Learning to reinvent how business and societies develop solutions to previously unsolvable problems.

Criteria: The startup must have maximum 5 years of age and no exits (calculated from establisment date until public nominations open). It must be founded and incorporated in the same country as it is competing in, and its product and/or service must at least have a MVP ready and/or have received institutional funding from a VC/Angel. Moreover, the startup must be developing or selling a product and/or service that falls under one of these areas: Big Data, Machine Learning, Deep learning, Computer Vision, NLP, Recommenders, Time Series Analysis, Speech recognition, Robotics and/or General AI.

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People's Choice

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A company that got the most accumulated votes throughout the regional round.