The Europas are set to honour the best startups from across Europe later this month, and as the Berlin awards ceremony approaches, the shortlist that the winners will be chosen from has been announced.

Over 1,000 nominees were assessed in more than 30 categories, and judges included representatives from Kleiner Perkins, Accel, Index, Google Ventures and Crunchfund, entrepreneurs including YouTube co-founder Jawed Karim, Wonga co-founder Errol Damelin, and Bebo co-founder Michael Birch. From The Next Web, Robin Wauters, Jamillah Knowles and I were on the judging panel.

So, who did the panel select as the finalists in each category? Well, it’s essentially a who’s who of Europe’s tech scene. You can explore the list below.

Meanwhile, there’s still time to vote in the People’s Choice award. The Europas’ organisers (the same team behind the Dublin and London Web Summits) say that there have been 147,321 votes to date, and the current leaderboard sees hot German gaming company Wooga in the lead. The deadline for votes is this Friday, January 11th.

The Europas award ceremony takes place in Berlin on 22 January. If you’d like to be there, tickets are still available.

Best Lightweight Startup
Changers.com / Blacksquared GmbH
Infogr.am
Keeeb
LazyPub
Maily
Memoto
Sketchfab
Snap Fashion Ltd
Substance
Teddle

Best Middleweight Startup
CurrencyFair
Duedil
Gidsy
GoSquared
Love Home Swap
Mobino
Pusher
Readmill
Swiftkey
Tado
Tjobsrecruit
TransferWise

Best Heavyweight Startup
DataHug
Datasift
Delivery Hero
HAILO
Housetrip
iZettle
Mind Candy
MyTaxi
Skillpages
Supercell
Wonga
Wooga
Wrapp
Zalando

Best Transport, Travel or Environmental Startup
AlterGeo
BlaBlaCar
Gidsy
Love Home Swap
Masabi
Milk The Sun
Powerkiss
Shutl
Wattics

Best Culture (Fashion, Art, Music, Media) Startup
Housebites
24symbols
Emphas.is
LiveMusicStage
Lyst
Ovelin
Scoopinion
Skoobe
Soundrop
Zoobe

Best Commerce, Finance or Payments Startup
Balluun
Commerce Guys
Dashlane
Freespee
Lyst
Mobino
Nutmeg
Seedrs
Tictail
Toshl
Yotpo

Best Education Startup
Memrise
24 symbols
Agile Education Technologies
BraveNewTalent
Busuu
Eedu
Examtime
Infogr.am
Lernstift
Scolibri

Best Gaming or Social Games Startup
Big Bite Games
BragBet
FanDuel
HitFox Group
Makie Lab
Playmob
Plumbee
Swrve
Vescape
Zeptolab

Best Entertainment, Audio or Video Startup
Anghami
Car Throttle
Crane.tv
FanDuel
Fixational
Intellitix
Magine
Pictarine
Sketchfab
Tape.tv
Wirewax

Best Business, Recruitment or Enterprise Startup
Babelverse
Bonusbox
Conversocial
Datahug
Dropifi
Duedil
Geckoboard
Hojoki
Nutmeg
Qamine
Best Startup Advisor/Mentor of the Year
Alex Farcet
Chris Grew
Jeremie Berrebi
Lukasz Gadowski
Max Niederhofer
Neil Rimer
Nic Brisbourne
Philipp Moehring
Sitar Teli
Stefan Glaenzer
Best Exit of 2012
Face.com to Facebook
Fizzback to NICE Systems
Llustre to Fab
Moonfruit to Yell
Nik Software to Google
OneDrum to Yammer
Podio to Citrix
Pulpfingers to 500px
Qype to Yelp
Sparrow to Google
Viewdle to Motorola
We7 to Tesco
Best Angel or Seed Investor of the Year
To be announced
Best VC of the Year (Individual)
To be announced
Tech Journalist of the Year
To be announced

Regional Awards

Best MENA Startup
Anghami

Cinemoz

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