The Big Squeeze Awards Jury

“Once again The Big Squeeze Awards jury had the challenging tasks to short list the ‘best of the best’ for all categories. Due to the ever growing pool of excellent candidates -a testimony to the maturity of our startup ecosystem- the experienced jury members brought once again this Herculean task to a good end.”

- Omar Mohout, Entrepreneurial Fellow at Sirris

The Criteria

Does your startup or scale-up tick off all the boxes? Don't wait any longer and apply to get nominated!

You are a startup that...

⭕ raised at least pre-seed funding
⭕ generates product revenue with monthly recurring revenue > 10K EUR  
​⭕ has strong clients, references and use cases​
⭕ demonstrates an innovative product USP or model​

You are a disruptive innovation startup that...

⭕ has a tech solution that disrupted a specific industry  
⭕ raised at least pre-seed funding​  
⭕ generates product revenue with monthly recurring revenue > 10k EUR  ​
⭕ has strong clients, references and use cases​  

You are a student startup that...

⭕ originally founded by active student
⭕ has a maximum life cycle of 3 years
⭕ has strong clients, references and use cases​  
⭕ demonstrated an innovative product USP or model​

You are a scale-up that...

⭕ has a minimum revenue of 3M EUR in 2020
⭕ already raised at least 1M EUR but less than 40M EUR in funding
⭕ with an average annual growth >20% in the last three years
​⭕ has a strong appetite for follow-up investments and looking for Series B/C funding ​