European Entrepreneurial Awards


In Europe, numerous brands and retailers exist that do amazing things in e-commerce, some just in their own countries, others even more in other countries. However, these innovative companies are not always visible to the whole industry. With this European Entrepreneurial Awards GES recognizes the most innovative, groundbreaking, smart, game-changing operation in Europe. This means that size and maturity do not matter. The winner of the Award has to be a true entrepreneur in its field.


Consistent with last year’s process, European countries that have their own E-commerce Awards will each nominate its National Award winner as a candidate for the European Entrepreneurial Award.


The European Entrepreneurial Award promotes national European Associations and provides an opportunity for European brands and retailers to showcase innovation and entrepreneurship.
Participants receive free access to the Global E-commerce Summit and provides an opportunity to be recognized by industry peers. Review and assessment by our panel of experienced judges adds third-party credibility and offers free, global publicity and media exposure that distinguishes brands and retailers from competitors.


GES invites participants (flight and hotel paid for by the Global E-commerce Summit) to give a short presentation to our jury on Tuesday the 13th of June. The jury consideration includes the following criteria:
- innovation
- change
- originality
- true entrepreneurship

After the presentations, the jury will identify 3 finalists based on the abovementioned criteria. The 3 finalists then have an opportunity to present a 3-minutes pitch and field questions from the audience on the GES Feature Stage on Tuesday, 13 June 2017 in Barcelona. GES2017 audience vote and jury assessment will determine final placement.


The European jury consists of equally-weighted representatives of the national juries.