Tech All Stars competition seeks Europe’s hottest start-ups

29 Apr 2013

The European Commission has launched the second edition of its Tech All Stars competition to recognise some of Europe’s most promising technology start-ups. Twelve start-ups will have the chance to visit start-up events in Berlin and London, culminating in the Digital Agenda assembly in Dublin this June.

To be eligible to apply for this year’s Tech All Stars competition, start-ups must be a registered business in an EU country, be less than three years old and have raised less than €1m in external funding.

This year, Tech All Stars is teaming up with Angelsbootcamp in Berlin, the Founders Forum in London and the Digital Agenda in Dublin. The Digital Agenda assembly is an annual European Commission event that focuses on Europe’s digital future, particularly digital skills and entrepreneurship. The event will take place in Dublin Castle on 19 and 20 June.

The 12 selected start-ups will firstly head to Angelsbootcamp, a two-day ‘pilot’ bootcamp for aspiring angel investors that is taking place in Berlin on 7 and 8 June. The start-ups will get to meet entrepreneurs, investors and experts from the start-up scene across Europe.

After the start-ups pitch their business plans to a jury at Angelsbootcamp, three finalists will be chosen to pitch at the Founders Forum in London on 13 June.

The three start-ups will battle it out for the accolade of ‘best European start-up’ in London and the ultimate winner will be awarded by the European Commission. This winning start-up will then present its business portfolio at the Digital Agenda in Dublin.

Companies have until 15 May to get their applications in to Tech All Stars.

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Carmel Doyle was a long-time reporter with Silicon Republic