Apps for Europe is looking for the best open data applications in Europe to reward the best one with a spot at the International Business Lounge at Future Everything in February 2015. All developers, startups and companies that use open data as a recourse are invited to join the competition.
Last years winner, BikeCityGuide.org, has shown the potential of using open data to enhance their company and expand their services. Since the international Business Lounge at Future Everything last year they were able to reach new cities and raise almost 140.000€ in crowdfunding.
Over the past years many local, regional and national app competitions in Europe have been organized to stimulated developers and companies to build new applications with open data. Apps for Europe has taken it to the next level. By adding Business Lounges to local events we introduce the world of open data development to that of investors, accelerators, incubators and more.
Almost a 100 startups have participated so far in Apps for Europe Business Lounges throughout Europe, where they have met partners like Microsoft, Bethnal Green Ventures, Keiretsu Forum, Wayra, WeGo, Peak Capital, Startup Bootcamp, Startups.be or De Investeerdersclub.
The Apps for Europe competitions will run from September 1st to December 31st 2014, with the finale at Future Everything February 26 and 27 in Manchester (UK).