Berlin, May 9, 2018 - Google, McKinsey, and Rocket Internet joined forces with TOA for the 2018 edition of the Digital Top 50 Awards (DT50). Ten Top 50 nominees have been officially chosen in each award category and will be invited to the Tech Open Air 2018 in Berlin, held from June 19 - 22, 2018.
For the second time, the DT50 Awards – under the patronage of Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation – will recognize the Start-ups, Scale-ups and Tech for Social Impact companies or organizations poised to be Europe's future digital market leaders.
One winner will be selected for each of the five categories in a three-step process: a prominent executive jury will give their expert vote, the Top 50 nominees will provide pitches online (soon to be published on TOA’s website) for a public vote, and each nominee will be given the chance to introduce their business during a live pitch voting session at TOA. All nominees will also receive a showcase space in the House of Tech and will be invited to the Award Ceremony and Networking Gala Dinner at TOA Berlin on June 21, 2018.
For the five winners, Google, McKinsey and Rocket Internet have tailored a package of attractive monetary and non-monetary prizes. The winner of the Tech for Social Impact category will be awarded a cash prize of EUR 50,000, and all winners will receive top-class consulting services, executive networking opportunities, and further non-monetary benefits.