The international BOLD Awards II & III winners were announced and celebrated at a gala dinner in Venice on Friday April 22nd

Bold Awards III winners 2022

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Over 500 submissions were reduced to 100 nominees by a round of public voting, and judges’ assessments then arrived at 2022’s BOLD Awards III winners in 20 categories. Also, there was a special award made on the night, and some Bold Awards II presentations were made due to the lack of a ceremony last year. 

The prestigious international BOLD Awards scheme was created by Crowdsourcing Week, which provides insight, information and events for the global community focused on the crowd-2022 BOLD Award II & III gala dinnereconomy, and their partner H-FARM, one of the world’s most important startup business development and accelerator hubs. BOLD Awards recognizes top companies, projects and individuals powering breakthroughs around the world in crowdsourcing, open innovation and related-technology sectors, and celebrates the innovators who create them. The event itself was organized and hosted by H-FARM on their campus located just outside Venice. The audience included people from 30 countries.

The gala dinner ceremony was preceded by a tour around H-FARM’s impressive campus. After recent expansion it now occupies an area of 51 hectares, including 42,000 square metres of buildings and over 40 hectares of parkland and woodland, which is open to the public. It can accommodate more than 3,000 people, including 2,000 students. Up-to-the-minute classes cover topics including the digital transformation of industry sectors, cryptocurrencies and NFTs.

Attendees also enjoyed the opportunity to be photographed against a backdrop representing a mural created by world-renowned graffiti artist Didier ‘Jaba’ Mathieu. This has been broken down into NFT puzzle pieces and offered for first refusal to the finalist nominees. Any unclaimed NFTs will be offered to a wider audience from April 29th.

Crowdsourcing Week’s CEO Epi Ludvik and Emil Abirascid, Founder and Editor in Chief of Startupbusiness, opened and emceed the evening.  A scene-setting presentation by Anna Juricic emphasized that to have BOLDness we need courage. Courage is the key to life, the key to making our lives bolder and more fulfilled. And if Courage is the engine that will take us there, Trust is the fuel needed to power it. Futurist and author Jose Luis Cordeiro then brought the future closer to the audience with an amazing presentation on mankind’s mission to “cure death” and achieve immortality.

BOLD Awards III winners 2022Then it was time to announce the 2022 BOLD Awards winners. Over 500 entry submissions had been reduced to a shortlist of five nominees per category by online public voting. At a second stage, those votes were combined with the assessments of an international panel of judges to finalize the winners. The awards thus combined the power of the crowd and the judges’ expert insight with the hard work of exceptional individuals. The process was the same for BOLD Awards II and III.

The award winners were announced while everyone enjoyed their four course dinner, with wines provided by Valdo, official drink supplier to BOLD Awards. 

We offer our heartiest congratulations to the BOLD Awards III winners of each of the pre-announced categories, plus an added surprise award that was made on the evening. Also, four of the BOLD Awards second edition winners were present to collect their awards, and we’ve listed other winners who missed their ceremony due to travel restrictions last year. 

BOLD Awards II

Boldest Crowdsourcing. The Good Lobby

Boldest Advertising. Enkronos

Boldest Robotics. Robotics 3D

Boldest Agritech. Lagosta

Boldest Space Frontier. Skyrora

Boldest AR/VR. Indestry

Boldest Marketplace. BabyQuip

Boldest Science. Beeodiversity

Boldest Remote Working. Concentrix Solv

BOLD Awards III

Boldest Crowdsourcing, presented by Crowdsourcing Week. Roamler

Boldest Marketplace, presented by Tipalti. Borrow A Boat

Boldest Robotics. Blue Ocean Robotics

Boldest Crowdfunding, presented by The Crowdfunding Formula. MIEEG

Boldest Remote Working Company, presented by GoGo Places. Destinus

Boldest Sustainability, presented by Earth Hour. Forever Chocolate

Boldest Agritech, presented by Task. Austin Data Labs

Boldest IoT, presented by HeroX. EcoSteer

Boldest Space Frontier. Destinus

Boldest FinTech, presented by Defined.AI. Novus

Boldest Young Achiever, presented by 10X Incubator.  LoanXchain

Boldest AR/VR.  AR mobile navigation at the Technical Museum Vienna

Boldest Cybersecurity. Transport Encrypted Protocol (TEP)

Boldest Crypto. Venly

Boldest Mobility. Virtuo

Boldest AI. Hydra Project

Boldest Science. FundamentalVR

Boldest Design. Ambrosi Srl

Boldest Open Innovation. Moscow Accelerator

Boldest Social Impact. My Best Village

The additional surprise award, which by its nature was not included in the first stage of public voting, was presented to Jose Luis Cordeiro.

Awards were presented by (left to right) Emil Abirascid, Anna Juricic and Epi Ludvik, with the winners from Forever Chocolate between Emil and Anna..
Destinus were the only entrants to win two BOLD III categories, Boldest Remote Working Company and Boldest Space Frontier

After the presentations the attendees networked and celebrated the 2022 BOLD Awards winners’ success. What made their success such an achievement  was the high quality of all the nominations that had been submitted at the start of the process. We thank everyone who submitted entries, took part in the online voting, our international panel of judges, category sponsors, and all attendees at the ceremony. Some attendees made attending the BOLD Awards the basis of a weekend trip to Venice. Others flew in on the day and left their hotel as early as 4 a.m. the next morning to get back home. We sincerely thank you all.

Further images of the 2022 BOLD Awards Gala Dinner are available on Facebook. A second collection is Winners Only.

BOLD Awards IV will launch in May 2022, and expands the categories to 30. Hope to see you in Venice in 2023! #beBOLD

Clive Reffell

Clive Reffell

Clive has worked with Crowdsourcing Week on sourcing and creating content since May 2016. With knowledge and experience gained in a 30+ year marketing career based in London, UK, he operates as an independent crowdfunding advisor helping SMEs and startups to run successful crowdfunding projects, and with wider social media and content marketing issues.

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