Six Latvian start-ups receive StartUp Europe Awards in Latvia

Six Latvian start-ups were recognized for their innovation and work during the start-up conference TechChill in Riga in February by receiving StartUp Europe Awards 2016 (SEUA) in Latvia. Desktop software and services company Mozello received the award in the creative industries category, Fintech company Nordigen in the financial technology category, biotechnology startup Conel in the Green technology sector category, medical interactive tool company Anatomy Next in the health technology category, authentication and authorization software company Notakey in the ICT category and property management software company Rention in the smart cities category. Latvian awards concluded the first Startup Europe Awards cycle. The winners will go on to compete in the StartUp Europe Awards in Brussels.

SEUA is a new initiative, also referred to as StartUp Eurovision. It is a platform for the startup leaders from the European Union Member States to discuss the startup trends and solutions to challenges facing Europe. SEUA is promoted by the European Commission, supported by the President of the Committee of the Regions, several members of the European Parliament as Ambassadors and it is implemented by Finnova Foundation in collaboration with Startup Europe. The goal of the SEUA is to identify local role models in each ecosystem of startups across Europe. The local entrepreneurs will become inspirational examples for the new generations that will have a positive impact on changing the entrepreneurship culture in Europe. StartUp Europe Awards recognizes the effort of European startups in ten categories (for 2016): Creative, Energy, Fintech, Green, Health, ICT, Smart Cities, Social, Tourism and Water; in five geographical levels (Local, County, Regional, National and European).

Source: Dienas Bizness, StartUp Europe Awards