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Celebrating Europe’s fastest-growing tech companies

Tech5 is an online initiative in search of Europe’s fastest growing Tech startups. We want to find out who those companies are and give them the visibility they deserve. The top 5 companies in eligible countries will be featured on TNW and will get an invitation to TNW Conference Europe. Finally the top company from each country will be awarded a speaking slot at the conference.

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Thank you all for casting your vote! We’ve received thousands of votes through email, Facebook and Twitter. Listed below are the winners per country and the wildcard. The rest of Europe’s 30 fastest-growing companies can be found here.

On April 23-24 all Tech5 winners will represent their country on stage at TNW Conference Europe in Amsterdam, where the overall winner will be announced. Hope to see you soon in Amsterdam!

Congratulations to the winner of the wildcard slot:


Festicket is an innovative website that packages together festival tickets with travel, accommodation and add-ons to create complete festival trips that can be booked in one click.

The country winners are:


YPlan allows you to browse through a curated shortlist of the best events in town every night and book in just two taps. No need to print anything, YPlan 100% mobile.Brought to you by a team of entertainment experts, YPlan is on a mission to make your nights out more spontaneous because, let's be honest, the best ones always are.


Blacklane connects passengers with the spare capacities of licensed and insured professional drivers. Corporate and individual customers schedule rides in over 50 countries around the world. Blacklane guarantees low and all-inclusive fixed rates at the time of the booking with a unique pricing and dispatching algorithm. The company provides a consistently high global standard by combining multi-lingual 24/7 customer care with real-time service control for tens of thousands of quality cars.


Fairphone produces a phone and drives a movement to inspire the industry to address social and environmental issues in the electronics supply chain. They challenge the standard supply chain in four areas: mining, manufacturing, design and life cycle.


Uplike is the latest social mobile application to discover and share interests in a simple manner with your friends, family and the rest of the world. With enhanced user experience, social shopping, company profile pages and native ads, Uplike has met with great success, already boasting over 2 million users.


Freespee is a software-as-a-service that turns consumer voice interactions into data, useful and accessible for any business application.


Packlink, a disruptive online shipping comparison and booking service, is a young and upbeat company experiencing extreme international growth. They offer individuals and SMBs customers a fast and easy way of booking parcel deliveries with the world's top couriers, at a discounted price.