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This article was published on March 14, 2008


    Announcing The Next Web Award nominees, now it is up to you

    Announcing The Next Web Award nominees, now it is up to you
    Patrick de Laive
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    Patrick de Laive

    CPO and co-founder, TNW

    Patrick de Laive is an experienced entrepreneur and daddy of Bo and Denne. He is co-founder of TNW and sporadicly invests in startups. He is Patrick de Laive is an experienced entrepreneur and daddy of Bo and Denne. He is co-founder of TNW and sporadicly invests in startups. He is a frequently asked speaker at (tech) events across the globe. Check his LinkedIn profile and @Patrick on Twitter for more information.

    The Next Web Awards NomineeWe haven’t got that much sleep last couple of nights. Working at the office, checking out startups and companies, coding the voting system (thanks Arjen), not being able to reach our deadline, but now I’m happy to announce the final nominees of The Next Web Awards. In total 235 nominations were made in seven categories. Five companies per category made it to the final.

    We know that there are tons of awards out there, but we try to change the rules and distinguish ourselves by NOT building up a database (we don’t want your info, so no registration needed), by NOT nominating every company out there, by NOT having 100 categories and by NOT considering all votes equal (you can empower your vote -1 vote counts for 2- if you vote in all categories).

    All this combined with our endless ambition, our super partners ( TechCrunch UK, TechCrunch France, Loogic, and Frankwatching), and the drive to celebrate European startups we hope to cast even more votes then last year (85k) and distribute the traffic back to the nominees.

    The award ceremony will take place on April 4, in the Transformatorhuis in Amsterdam, during The Next Web Conference. Afterwards we will have a great party at the Odeon.

    Enough said. Who will own the Social space? Who’s Europe’s Web Celeb? Who’s Europe’s Rookie of the year? What European company gives you most pleasure… I mean entertainment!. What is the one European company to rule them all? Cast your vote, empower it and give your favorite service unlimited bragging rights!

    The nominees are:

    Best European Entertainment site
    Last.fm
    Weewar
    Floobs
    GamesGames
    Dailymotion

    Best European Company
    Moo
    Dailymotion
    Hyves
    eBuddy
    Bebo

    Best European Social site
    Hyves
    Dopplr
    Xing
    StudiVZ
    Netlog

    Web Celeb
    Loic LeMeur
    Niklas Zennstrom
    Stefan Glaenzer
    Marc Samwer
    Tariq Krim

    Best European Technology Weblog
    Frankwatching
    Loogic
    TechCrunch UK & France
    D.I.Y. startup news
    Dutchcowboys

    Rookie of the Year
    Glubble
    Sellaband
    Wakoopa
    Fring
    QuotationsBook

    Best on-stage start up (during The Next Web conference)
    eBuddy
    Wakoopa
    Netlog
    Twingly
    andUNITE
    CoComment
    Backbase
    Lookery
    Webnode
    Bemba
    Goojet
    Radionomy
    Beezbox
    Symbaloo
    Wauw.fm

    Your votes please…