If you’ve never heard of the Bully Awards, it’s essentially a serious endeavour to identify and reward European companies that have demonstrated excellence in innovation and growth potential.
There may seem to be a lot of these types of events and awards shows happening across Europe, but the Bully Awards are top-notch. No bullshit.
Now in its 4th year, the organizers of the Bully Awards – my friends from White Bull Summits – are looking only for Europe’s finest in tech, with the help of a number of renowned industry pundits, journalists, academics and other experts.
In September, White Bull will release the names of the 60 finalists, after which 30 winners will be announced on the final night of this year’s Pathways to Exit Summit (October 7-9th in Barcelona, Spain).
This is an intense 3-day, invite-only event that will this year focus on the ‘Global Entrepreneur’ – founders of companies in all stages of the business cycle are building global companies out of Europe.
And boy, are we ever in need of more of those.
Unemployed as I may be, I’ve kindly been asked to be part of the judging panel, alongside GigaOm’s David Meyer, San Francisco Chronicle’s David Einstein, Google’s Yves Cornaz, ex-Googler turned angel investor Anil Hansjee, Microsoft’s Roxanne Varza and many more.
If you have a chance to submit your application for the 2013 Bully Awards, do it now.
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