How does It work? Timeline until the Tech Awards Gala.
December 16th.2023 | THE TECH AWARDS GALA. THE GALA 'TECH OSCAR' EVE:
Competition kick off application time
Competition application deadline
Tech Awards Gala 2022
jury members evaluation time
3 TOP startups finalists
list goes public
TECH AWARDS 'OSCAR STYLE' Gala.
THE WINNERS go public ON STAGE!
About the Tech Awards Gala by WLOUNGE, partners, and community.
Welcome to the 3rd edition. #WTA2023
The Tech Awards Gala by WLOUNGE is one of the largest and most prestigious award ceremonies of the German tech industry.
Often mentioned as the ‘Tech Oscars’ of Germany, the event is initiated by the WLOUNGE network and its CEO and founder, Mali M. Baum & WLOUNGE partners, and community. This year, the patron of the Tech Awards Gala #WTA2023 is Herr Kai Wegner Governing Mayor of Berlin.
The Patron of WTA2022 WAS the German entrepreneur and investor, Brigitte Mohn, Bertelsmann Foundation.
All our network and members are selected and invited, accompanied by other well-known partners from the private and public sectors.
Under the motto "Tech Defines Society. Scale Up, Make It Big", the Tech Awards 2023 will focus on the innovation strength of our ecosystem in Berlin, Germany, and Europe, Diversity as always was and will be the DNA of WLOUNGE supporting diverse teams in the tech ecosystem and highlights the German economy regarding its economical and social impact, influence, sustainability and diversity.
The prizes, which are awarded in 10 different categories, create sustainable connections between founders and pioneers by bringing together the most innovative family businesses, big, small, and medium-sized companies, investors, Venture Capitals, Corporate Venture Capitals, politicians, start-ups, innovators, universities and other key players of the tech ecosystem, this year we won the EUROPEAN COMMISSION, EIC as a partner with us on the mission.
The main vision of this Tech Awards is to promote Germany's attractiveness, for start-ups and tech companies, celebrating creating the winners of tomorrow and celebrating today’s most innovative and sustainable companies with the WLOUNGE network and partners locally and globally.
STRONG LOCAL ROOTS WITH GLOBAL REACH.
Who should apply to the competiton? What the #WTA23 jury members are looking for?
SUBMITTED levels and stages: startups from MVP ready to SCALE UP and beyond,
who see themselves, their customers, their market, their team, and their investors related to GERMANY.
Did you fundraise in Germany / searching for?/ want to scale to Germany? / establish a company?
Living in Germany? planning to? Have employees in Germany / planning to have?/need access to Germany?
Located in Germany? #Berlin is the First Step for you.
IF ONE OF THESE IS A YES, YOU CAN APPLY FOR THE TECH AWARDS GALA 2023 COMPETITION! GOOD LUCK!
***IMPORTANT: MAKE SURE YOUR APPLICATION IS FULL AND SUBMITTED!
10 categories to apply to:
Startups will be awarded across each of the following categories:
MedTech & Healthcare - medical technology and digital solutions is reshaping healthcare delivery, promoting better patient outcomes and advancing the industry into the digital age.
Impact. GreenTech & Sustainability. cutting-edge technologies and practices are harnessed to address environmental challenges, reduce carbon footprints, and promote sustainable living for a greener future.
FinTech: to improve and automate traditional forms of finance. innovative technology and digital solutions are used to streamline and modernize financial services, improving efficiency and accessibility for individuals and businesses.
EdTech: from educational technology to facilitate learning in school, the workplace, and beyond.
IoT & Gaming: the integration of Internet of Things (IoT) technology enhances gaming experiences by connecting real-world objects and environments to virtual gameplay, creating immersive and interactive gaming worlds.
New Work, HR :innovative workplace practices and strategies that prioritize flexibility, employee empowerment, and technology-driven solutions to meet the evolving needs of the modern workforce
Diversity: The Company is naturally diverse. you aim to promote inclusion, equality, and representation across all aspects of society, fostering a more just and inclusive world for everyone.
SmartCity & PropTech:technology-driven innovations are reshaping urban environments and the real estate industry, creating more efficient, sustainable, and connected cities for the future.
AI technologies simulate human intelligence to perform tasks such as problem-solving, decision-making, and data analysis, driving innovation across a wide range of industries.
Rising Star: early-stage start-ups showing great potential to build the next big thing
Social Hero - TECH DEFINES SOCIETY #StayTuned for a surprise.
What is for you as a startup?
THE POWER OF COMMUNITY IS THE FIRST THING THAT A STARTUP NEEDS FOR GROWING AND SCALING IN THE LOCAL AND GLOBAL MARKET.
* ACCESS, SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, MEDIA .. All together under the umbrella of the strongest business, impact-driven, pushing all genders and diverse teams, community in Germany and Europe, WLOUNGE.
* IN THE AUDIENCE,The Audience? Who is joining the TECH AWARDS GALA CEREMONY? you'll be able to get acknowledged and connect in person in an invite-only event, with the most key players, industry influencers, family offices, p corporates, politicians, Venture capital, accelerators, and startups, all part of the WLOUNGE network is OPENING for you. While you're on stage ! as a winner of THE TECH AWARDS GALA 2023
*So, If you or your firm have any relation to the German ecosystems (clients, customers, partners, government, investors, and alike ) or simply aspire to join us, this awards/ competition opportunity is for you!
*Get exposure to a core group of the German and EU economy and community, including local government, local startups, local corporations, family offices, and more. Join us for an amazing night of fun, super high-level networking, and building bridges for your success and networking.
THIS IS THE TECH ‘OSCAR’ FOR THE GERMAN ECONOMY | VIP passes into the dinner
in the audience: from the WLOUNGE community, partners, and network: family offices, politicians, CVCs. VCs, accelerators, universities, startups and all significant key players locally in Germany and EU and globally. #Mission-driven community.
3 TOP NOMINEES IN EACHCATEGORY ARE OUT:
TECH AWARDS GALA 2023
WHO WILL BE THE WINNERS OF THIS YEAR?
Supporters and partners :
Application Form is open between 10.10.2023-Deadline 17.11.2023 midnight CET
The TECH AWARDS GALA competition:
Deadline: Registration for the Tech Awards Gala is now open.
The deadline for applications for the awards is 17.11.2023 at midnight CET, EU local time.
The finalists will get an email from The WLOUNGE team.