Call for apps! Join the Apps for Europe Online Competition

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Are you making an open data based app? Apps for Europe runs an annual competition to find the best new apps across Europe that we can help scale into viable businesses.
With 10 Business Lounges happening throughout Europe this year, Apps for Europe is trying to find the best open data applications and startups that Europe has to offer. We invite all developers, startups and companies that use open data as a recourse to join our competition and win a spot at the International Business Lounge @ Future Everything in February 2015.
The deadline for entries is 31 December 2014. The winners will be invited to Future Everything in Manchester, UK, on 26-27 February 2015.
We are looking for apps that are orientated towards creating viable businesses and services, showing the world the potential of open data.

The competition is open for anyone who has developed an application or service utilizing open data.
More information about how to enter and criterias:
What can I win?
  • Free travel,  accommodation, and a ticket to our International Business Lounge @FutureEverything (26/27 Feb. 2015).
  • Networking opportunities with the most interesting startups using open data in Europe.
  • The opportunity to pitch your app to an international audience of investors, government agencies, companies and individuals.
  • A prize of 5.000 Euro and an invitation to Brussels to pitch for network partners and European Commission representatives.
Who is judging the competition?
All online entries will be judged by our Apps for Europe partners: an experienced network of European companies with links to investors and expertise in bringing promising ideas to scale. They have a shared agenda to help transform open data into business. For more information have a look at our Selection Criteria and Judging page.
Why open data?
Neelie Kroes, who strongly supports Apps for Europe, estimates the value of open data to be billions of Euros. By helping you scale your idea into a successful business that could reach across Europe, we progress potential of open data, with you!
About Apps for Europe
Apps for Europe is a support network with a mission to turn data based apps into viable businesses.


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