Fantastic news landed in our Inbox in the early hours of this morning. We’ve been nominated for the TechCrunch sponsored The Europas 2017 Awards in the “Hottest IoT Tech Startup” Category. 

You can imagine our surprise and elation.

With many referring to them as an iconic symbol of the fast moving digital ecosystem in Europe and a celebration of what is being achieved, The Europas Awards honour technology startups in Europe and this year the event is held in association with London Tech Week, a festival of live events across the city, showcasing and celebrating the best of tech over the week of 12 – 16th June 2017.

Here’s how TheEuropas describe the event: “The Awards celebrates the most forward thinking and innovative tech startups across over some 20+ categories. Startups can apply for an award or be nominated by anyone, including our judges.”

The awards are supported by TechCrunch and their founder Mike Butcher, MBE and Editor at large. It will be featuring a host of activities including main-stage speakers and panels as well as smaller breakout sessions on key subjects for startups.

The awards are editorially led, with many nominated and others suggested by judges and previous winners in the IoT category include Evrything (2016 and 2014) and Sigfox (2015).

We did not submit an application, and yet we were nominated in the “Hottest Internet of Things Startup” category alongside 6 predominantly more established companies on the list below:

1. HUB Controls Founded in 2014 believe that you, and only you, should be in control of your bills. So we developed the first Household Utility Bill Controller
2. Kontakt founded in 2013 builds secure and configurable beacon hardware and software to power competitive proximity-based solutions
3. Puick founded in early 2015 develops hardware authentication technologies based on conductive touch technology.
4. Pycom (you know us)
5. Relayr founded in 2013 enables device manufacturers, app developers, and software companies to leverage the power of the internet of things
6. Smarter founded in 2013 develops and sells connected kitchen products that bridge the gap between the traditional and smart kitchen
7. Withings founded in 2008 and acquired by Nokia in 2016, specializes in the development of connected objects. The company’s first product was the connected body scale, which officially launched in June 2009.

Rapidly rising out of the ashes of a couple of very successful 2016 Kickstarter Campaigns, our community knows that we’re a rebel IoT company who has stopped at nothing to challenge the status quo of connected microcontroller hardware platforms. Over the past months, we’ve gone on to deliver on our promises of a fast and super flexible approach to IoT development.

Fred this said this morning that “we’ve gone from zero to 10,000 majority enterprise companies using the Pycom technology in just 16 months”, and he continued: ”…the nomination in the “Hottest Internet of Things Startup” category is both humbling and at the same time a very big kudos to the whole team here who’s very hard efforts over the past many months has enabled our rapid product and market introductions, as well as the building of a great developer community”.

Time and the community support will tell whether Pycom makes it to the podium on 13th June 2017.
Of course, we’ve still got a way to go and we’re working as hard as ever to make it all happen. in the meantime, we have our fingers crossed while we work on the deliveries for May and June 🙂

Votes can be cast here: http://theeuropas.polldaddy.com/s/theeuropas2017-1


More information:

Announcement on TechCrunch
https://techcrunch.com/2016/12/21/bringing-europe-together-at-the-europas-london-13-june-2017/

The Europas Event information:
https://theeuropas.com/

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Twitter: @theEuropas / #TheEuropas
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