Startup 2.0 on again this year in Barcelona

This year’s Startup 2.0, a European competition for Web 2.0 startups, was launched the other day.

Submissions are accepted for blogs, wikis, social networks or any other website which makes a high use of Web 2.0 components, such as tags, RSS, collaboration or Ajax. Companies and people from any European country willing to present their projects just have to submit them.

Entries are judged not only the quality of the website but also the business model and the creativity of their video presentation. Internet users and a jury will select 10 projects to be presented in Barcelona on May 21st, where they will compete for online advertising and infrastructure prizes for their project. Last year’s winners won 5 days advertising on the front page of TechCrunch.com as far as I recall amongst other prizes.

The contest is organized by Alianzo and La Caixa bank as a non-profit initiative, supported by Microsoft and Sun Microsystems and sponsored by 22@Barcelona.

I am one of the 10 jury members who will be judging the entries along with Martín Varsavsky, Loic Le Meur, Daniel Waterhouse, Ouriel Ohayon, Nicole Simon, Bernardo Hernández, Luca Conti and Yaron Orenstein.

If you want your startup to be entered for this competition, register on the site before April 30th.

4 thoughts on “Startup 2.0 on again this year in Barcelona”

  1. Hello, I launched GreekEstate.gr which is a Real Estate classified site for the Greek Market. Do you take into concern local sites or only international? I mean GreekEstate is targeted to people who want to buy or rent house in Greece. Does this qualify for participation in Start up 2.0?THX!

  2. I just wonder how long the Web 2.0 bandwagon can keep trundling along before it pops … and the possible coming emerging of Web 3.0 with JS version 2, CSS 3 and other upcoming web technologies paving the way.

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