TechCrunch Europa Awards in London

by on July 13, 2009 at 12:01 am

TechCrunch Awards Ceremony (36)We were lucky to be in London for this year’s TechCrunch Europa Awards this past week.

Held half in a venue that was separated by a wide hallway (great for networking), one section had a stage set up while the other was dedicated to passing plates of food and a bar.

There were many differences between similar events in Silicon Valley, notably the diversity, the level of enthusiasm and the dedication to staying up all night to celebrate, well after the venue closed its doors.

Outside, people gathered as it was a relatively warm night; cameras were shooting, flips were activated and wine was pouring.

Mike Butcher hosted the event, who was able to command an audience despite the fact that it grew louder as each award was presented.

Robert Scoble jumped on the stage at one point to say ‘hey’ to the crowd, one which began dancing and networking in full force once the ceremony ended.

Mike-Butcher and Robert Scoble on TechCrunch awards stage in London

Spotify landed three awards this year, which we had an opportunity to play with at London’s Seedcamp earlier in the week.

As for the winners, they ranged from digital music and social innovation that benefits society to mobile and entertainment.

Best Web Application Or Service went to Spotify.

Best Design went to Songkick.

Best Bootstrapped Startup went to Soup.io.

Best Social Innovation which benefits society went to Mendeley.

Best Enterprise / B2B Startup went to Huddle.

Best Cleantech / Environmental Startup went to Alertme.

Best European / Real World Gadget went to Poken.

Best Entertainment Application or Service went to SoundCloud.

Best Mobile Startup went to Nimbuzz.

Best Mobile Application went to Spinvox.

Best Startup Founders went to Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon of Spotify.

Best Investor (VC or Angel fund) went to The Accelerator Group.

Best Investor Personality went to Yossi Vardi (go Yossi 🙂

Best New Startup and the Europas Grand Prix both went to Spotify.

Below are some shots I took at the event:

Sven Hock of Segno Consulting

Sven-Hock of Segno Consulting (1)

TechCrunch party awards

Surai Sharma of eMarket

Suraj Sharma with eMarket at TechCrunch awards party networking (1)

Michael Birch, Renee Blodgett

Bebos Michael Birch Renee Blodgett Networking bash at TechCrunch awards (9)

Networking bash at TechCrunch awards (17)

Rahul Verma of Kubera Money

Rahul Verma of Kubera Money

Schmoozing pre TechCrunc h Awards (4)

Networking bash at TechCrunch awards (22)

Emmanuel Carraud of MagicSolver

Emmanuel Carraud from MagicSolver

The Skimlinks Team

Skimlinks Team

Networking bash at TechCrunch awards (30)

Networking bash at TechCrunch awards (28)

Networking bash at TechCrunch awards (27)

Networking bash at TechCrunch awards (22)

Networking bash at TechCrunch awards (18)

Networking bash at TechCrunch awards (13)

Networking bash at TechCrunch awards (7)

Networking bash at TechCrunch awards (3)

Mike Butcher, TechCrunch Europe

Mike-Butcher at TechCrunch Awards Event (6)

Symbian Foundation’s Joe Neall, Renee Blodget, Roelof Kotze

Joe Neall Symbian Foundation Renee Blodgett and Roelof Kotze at TechCrunch Awards party in London

Joanna Butler and David Freeman from Latitude and Anthony Eskinazi, CEO of Park at my House

Joanna Butler and David Freeman from Latitude and Anthony Eskinazi CEO of Park at my house

Tom Foremski and his son

Tom Foremski and his son at TechCrunch party in London

Cognitive Match Glen Conybeare and Jon Hadley from Odbody

Glen Conybeare from Cognitive Match and Jon Hadley from Odbody

Cedric Giorgi from Goojet and Stephanie Valorge from Clipperton Finance

Cedric Giorgi from Goojet and Stephane Valorge from Clipperton Finance

Bretton Putter from Forsyth

Bretton Putter from Forsyth Group

Bebo founder Michael Birch

Bebo founder Michael Birch (2)

Ash Jhaveri and Christian Hernandez from Google and Andrew Blachman from Get Me In

Ash Jhaveri from Google Christian Hernandez from Google and Andrew Blachman from Get Me In

Alex Bellinger from SmallBizPod

Alex Bellinger from SmallBizPod

Aidan Fitzpatrick from Reincubate and Louise Campbell from eHive Creative Community

Aidan Fitzpatrick Reincubate and Louise Campbell from eHive Creative Community

Additional photos and video here.

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