StartUp Europe Awards 2016 recognises HumanSurge as one the best Spanish startups across 9 categories

HumanSurge will represent Spain in the European final of the Social Category StartUp Europe Awards to be held in Brussels during 2017.

The aim of the SEUA 2016 Awards is to highlight local successful models that serve as an example and inspiration for others, and give startups a European dimension.

On Thursday 8 September, the StartUp Europe Awards 2016 recognized HumanSurge as one of the best 9 startups at the Startup Olé event held in Salamanca, which will go on to represent Spain in the European finals of these awards in Brussels. HumanSurge have previously been recognized in ZincShower and recieved nomination for these awards.

The HumanSurge Team is honored to receive such an important recognition of our work. This is an encouragement and motivation for us to continue working on our social impact innovation, enhancing global surge capacity in emergencies, to the ultimate benefit of disaster-affected populations. We look forward to participate in the European finals, and are confident that our platform will be even better at generating social impact globally

Loek Peeters, CEO and cofounder HumanSurge

Startups generate innovation that improves citizens’ quality of life, social integration, as well as environment and health issues. They prove that anyone in their field can contribute to making progress by taking individual action”

Juan Manuel Revuelta, director of Finnova and StartUp Europe Awards.

HumanSurge will now gain huge visibility across Europe and access to a mentoring programme in Brussels (on European funds, training, visibility, lobbying, etc.), through the Finnova Foundation and the partners of the StartUp Europe Awards, allowing it to develop its project and make it more viable at a European level.

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StartUp Europe Awards is an initiative promoted by the European Commission and implemented by Finnova, in collaboration with Startup Europe, with the dual purpose of creating an alliance of institutions to support entrepreneurship and innovation and on the other hand, to reward startups across Europe for their work in nine different areas (cities, creative industries, energy, green, social innovation, tourism, ICTs, water and health), across five levels (local, provincial, regional, national and European).


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