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Hunting for more innovators in the software automation space: Kicking off the third annual UiPath Automation Awards

Hunting for more innovators in the software automation space: Kicking off the third annual UiPath Automation Awards

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Enterprise automation software firm UiPath recently launched the third edition of its annual UiPath Automation Awards, a competition designed to champion the most promising startups and scale-ups in the field of enterprise software automation, where the Romania-born company has made its own mark over the years.

Zooming in on Central and Eastern Europe region and Turkey, UiPath is on the hunt for interesting B2B software automation companies to enter its awards competition before the September 1 deadline. The mission of the UiPath Automation Awards 2021 is to enable the further development of creative business ideas and 'foster the capacity to scale early-stage companies and entrepreneurial ventures from those regions'.

Ultimately, UiPath aims to leverage its annual competition to help identify the next generation of technologies and products that can have a global impact and 'revolutionise the larger ecosystem of automation solutions'.

There are two categories for entry, targeting both enterprise automation software startups and scale-ups. You can read more about the requirements for each, and submit your application, right over here.

Last year, the top startup and scale-up awards were snatched by Romania's Neurolabs, and a Poland-based scale-up called Salesbook, respectively.

"Winning the UiPath Automation Awards has fast-forwarded our entrance and advancement into the automation space. The external recognition we received from winning this prize, combined with the hands-on, expert guidance from various UiPath teams, propelled our business forward and helped us navigate what until recently had been new territory for us," said Paul Pop, co-founder and CEO of Neurolabs, about what the competition has meant for his company.

Dariusz Nawojczyk, CMO of Salesbook, said: "Winning the UiPath Automation Awards reminded us that it is worth taking every risk while thinking about your start-up idea and that hard work will eventually pay off. The competition is a great launchpad for scale-ups in the CEE &Turkey that want to scale beyond the region. I encourage everyone to take part in the UiPath Automation Awards 2021 – you will have a great chance to test your ideas, your product, and your resilience, and that will already make you a winner."

Robots automate it better

Itself founded out of a small apartment in Bucharest back in 2005, UiPath will help the victorious companies level up. The company will provide the winners in the startup category of the UiPath Automation Awards with mentorship, a €50,000 cash prize, and substantial tech and marketing support over a period of 12 months.

The scale-up category winners will receive C- level mentorship, sales and marketing support, including the opportunity to present the winning technology to UiPath global clients, and have their winning solutions featured in the UiPath Immersion Lab.

Vargha Moayed, Chief Strategy Officer at UiPath, said: "We know the triumphs and challenges that young companies encounter as they evolve and innovate. Given the fast pace of innovation in software automation and the technology’s huge yet untapped potential to make the world a better place, we are highly motivated and committed to help emerging players in the space to reach their full potential and scale globally."

UiPath has been organising the competition in various places: the first edition in 2019 was held in its hometown of Bucharest, and last year's edition obviously took place online. Now, they're going hybrid! is partnering with UiPath to help stage the competition at the upcoming edition of Wolves Summit, which will take place both online and physically in Wroclaw (Poland), on the 20th of October 2021.

"As a testament to our team's relentless determination over the last 12 months, we feel both honoured and excited to host the UiPath Automation Awards 2021 edition online and in-person in Wroclaw, one of the largest AI hubs in Poland. We are happy to be able to provide the platform and tangible support to UiPath to select the next automation champions in the CEE and Turkey," said Michael Chaffe, CEO of Wolves Summit.

"At Wolves Summit we strive to support the growth of the CEE innovation ecosystem, and we know we can best achieve this by partnering with forward-thinking organisations and individuals sharing our mission," he added.

To clarify, startups and scale-ups from the following countries can apply for the awards: Albania, Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Moldova, Poland, Romania, the Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Ukraine, Serbia, Montenegro, and Turkey.

Applications for the UiPath Automation Awards 2021 can be submitted here; you have time until the 1st of September to toss your hat into the ring.

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