The 14th edition of Business Review Awards Gala, BR’s flagship event that recognizes outstanding achievements in the business community, will take place on March 4. We want to highlight the 14 categories in which the independent jury will select the winners for their exceptional performance in 2018.
For the first time this year, the Best Startup category is split in two sub-categories: Best Startup in the Services Industry & Best Startup in the Manufacturing Industry. The awards recognize the overall impact of the new investors that have made their entrance on the local market in 2018.
Last year’s winner in the Best Startup category was TypingDNA, the creator of a typing biometrics solution, a proprietary authentication API that recognizes people by the way they type on their keyboards. Through its products, the startup specializes in improving fraud detection, login authentication and fraud prevention.
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More details about the categories and the judging criteria can be found here: https://bit.ly/2DgrfkI
How are the nominees judged?
The jury takes into account the following criteria before making a decision:
- Number of jobs created;
- The value of the total investment in the business so far;
- The added value / level of innovation it brings for the sector it activates (for services start-ups);
- The dimension of the business created;
- The economic impact: recovering an economic sector or a region of development, contributing to the diminishing of the unemployment rate;
- Its potential to extend abroad.
This year’s jury
Dan Balotescu – Managing Partner | Media Investment
Horațiu Florescu – CEO | Knight Frank Ro
Oana Gheorghiu and Carmen Uscatu – Co-founders | Daruiește Viață
Dragoș Gheban – Managing Partner | Catalyst Solutions
Cristian Nacu – Sr. Country Officer | International Finance Corporation
Florian Nițu – Managing Partner | Popovici Nițu Stoica & Asociații
Ilinca Păun – CEO | The Entrepreneurship Academy
Șerban Roman – Vice President, Country Director Romania | Enterprise Investors
Dragoș Tuță – Founder & General Manager | The CSR Agency
Franz Weiler – CEO, Uniqa Asigurări | President, Foreign Investors Council