The Top 5 Startup Competitions in Europe


Last week, we listed the top and the most famous global competitions around the world. In this article, we will focus on the startup competitions in Europe.

StartUp Europe Awards (SEUA)

One of the most famous startup competitions in Europe is the Startup Europe Awards. To reach the final of this award, the startup has to participate in 4 competitions (local, provincial, regional, and national). Each country will provide one startup winner per category to represent it at the European final to be held in Brussels. Winners of this award will access free mentoring program and will get lots of media coverage.  For more information, please check their website.

TechCrunch Startup Battlefield

Every year, TechCrunch organizes the “Disrupt” event in one of the European cities. It was organized in London in the past two years and will be held in Berlin this year. The best part of this event is its Startup Battlefield competition. Startup Battlefield brings the top early stage startups together on one stage to compete for the coveted Disrupt Cup, a $50,000 prize, and the attention of media and investors. Since appearing on the TechCrunch stage, Battlefield alumni have collectively raised over $6.6 billion. For more information, please check their website.


The Europas are the premier awards for Europe’s hottest tech startups. While it concentrates on the newest companies on the scene, it also brings together the mid and late stage technology startups, as well as leading investors and media in the region. It’s a genuine, editorially driven, independent awards, judged by the community itself. For more information, please visit their website.

EU Top 50

EU Top 50 is a competition for the European most promising startups, leveraging technology to build disruptive solutions, addressing Europe’s most pressing challenges. Winners of this award will be able to pitch during the European Parliament, have face-to-face meetings with investors, and get media exposure.  For more information, please visit their website.

StartupFest Europe

StartupFest Europe offers a great number of challenges and competitions where startups can show what they’re worth. There are many tracks in these competitions like mobility, energy, health, etc. For more information, please visit their website.


Have I missed any competition in Europe? Feel free to post a comment below!