Battle It Out at the GP Bullhound Summit in Berlin

By David Knight |

The GP Bullhound Summit is coming to Berlin this year – and we definitely want to see some Berlin-based startups competing for the Media Momentum Awards on home turf! The summit will see the pioneers of Europe’s digital landscape get together in the German capital for a day and evening of brainstorming, networking and celebrating the industry’s successes.

As part of the event on May 10, the top ten nominated fastest growing and thought-leading companies are presented to an expert judging panel, which will choose the overall winner in the awards.

The summit, in its ninth year, is being held at the Nhow music and lifestyle hotel in Friedrichshain. Organised by British investment banking firm GP Bullhound, it was in Barcelona last year – but as founding partner Manish Madhvani told Silicon Allee, it was an obvious choice to bring the summit and the awards to Germany: “There is so much going on there; a lot of the coolest new companies we’re seeing are coming from Berlin. We try and go wherever we’re seeing serious activity; right now that’s Moscow, Stockholm, Istanbul but above all Berlin.”

The Media Momentum league table is a list of the 50 fastest growing digital companies in Europe, whose CEOs and founders will be invited to the summit. During the morning, the top ten are identified before they fight it out in the evening. Manish added: “We track revenue growth. It’s about finding out who the next Internet stars will be. We want to catch them quite early, to discover the next Google or Amazon – the new stars of the Internet economy.”

Startups previously named in the top 50 include Wonga, Net-a-porter, Shazam and LoveFilm, while this year’s jury includes Xing founder Lars Hinrichs, Tomorrow Focus CEO Stefan Winners and Neomobile CEO Gianluca D’Agostino.

And we want to see Berlin’s highflyers strutting their stuff in front of this international audience – you can enter your company here. But be quick, because the deadline for entires is March 9. The criteria include a minimum revenue of €5 million in the last financial year.