Google, McKinsey, and Rocket Internet announce European Entrepreneurship Award

At Google, we believe in the potential of technology to help businesses grow. Today, anyone can become an entrepreneur, launch and grow a new business and reach millions of new customers. In recognition and celebration of the most promising European entrepreneurs we are proud to be joining forces with McKinsey and Rocket Internet to launch the Digital Top 50 Awards.

Companies from across Europe are encouraged to apply before October 1st, 2016. A jury of leading figures in technology, business and academia will then shortlist the top 50, each of which will be invited to Slush 2016 in Helsinki where the final winners will be announced at an awards ceremony.

The winners will be invited to Google’s I/O event in California, receive valuable consulting and coaching sessions with McKinsey, as well as feedback and fundraising support from Rocket Internet. We will also award a cash prize of EUR 50,000 each for the winners of the Early Stage B2B, Early Stage B2C and Tech for Social Impact categories.

Google's products, tools and training - like Growth Engine - help entrepreneurs grow and provide economic opportunity and jobs locally and around the world. And with this new award, we are able to highlight more great examples of European entrepreneurs. If you would like to get involved, please apply here.

Posted by Torsten Schuppe, Senior Director Marketing, Google Europe, Middle East and Africa