At Le Web in December, we proudly announced that we were assisting the EU Commission in their search for Europe’s Tech Entrepreneur of the Year.

The awards have fondly been titled Europioneers.

Entrepreneurship, particularly in the tech sector, can now transform economies, drive innovation and indeed, change communities and industries. This event is a celebration of Europe’s most influential and innovative entrepreneurs, giving top entrepreneurs visibility on a national, regional and global scale.

Open for nominations!

Today the organization opens up nominations for these awards. Anyone can submit nominees via the Europioneers site and a hand picked jury of tech illuminati will pick a short list. There will be a public voting round to select five final nominees from that short list. Then the jury will select the winner of the Europioneers Award from those final five nominees.

There are two categories for the award. European Tech Entrepreneur of the Year, and Young European Tech Entrepreneur of the Year, for those entrepreneurs under the age of 30.

The award show will take place in April and will be handed out by the Vice President of the European Commission, Neelie Kroes. Exact date and location are to be announced.

Get Voting!