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We Salute the BOLDest of the BOLD

Shining a spotlight on BOLD and breakthrough projects in crowdsourcing, open innovation and related-technology sectors. The winners in 12 categories plus three special awards were announced at the inaugural annual BOLD Awards held on Friday April 5th.

The prestigious international BOLD Award’s were created by Crowdsourcing Week; which provides insight, information and events for the global crowd-economy-focused community. The event itself was organized and hosted by H-FARM, one of the most important startup business development and accelerator hubs in Europe.

The gala dinner presentation ceremony began with a tour around H-FARM’s campus just outside Venice, Italy. Crowdsourcing Week’s CEO Epi Ludvik and Emil Abirascid, Founder and Editor in Chief of Startupbusiness, opened and emceed the evening, during which Jose Luis Cordeiro brought the future close with his amazing presentation on Mind Value and Attitudes Toward The Future.

Over 300 initial nominations had been reduced to a shortlist of five nominees per category by online public voting. An international panel of judges, chaired by H-FARM’s co-founder Maurizio Rossi, then finalized the winners, thus combining the power of the crowd and hard work of exceptional individuals.

We offer our heartiest congratulations to the winners of each of the 12 pre-announced categories, with details of three added surprise awards that were made on the evening.

AND THE WINNERS ARE…

Boldest Crowdsourced Online Platform, presented by Mathesia: Mindhive – Bruce Muirhead

Boldest Crowdsourced Marketing & Advertising Campaign, presented by Tipalti: Rebuild Kerala – John Santhosh

Boldest Open Innovation, presented by H-FARM: Open Cosmos – Remco Timmermans

Boldest Space Frontier, presented by HeroX: Open Cosmos – Remco Timmermans

Boldest AI, presented by Spark Beyond: ScienceAtHome – Janet Rafner

Boldest Scientific Project, presented by sbv IMPROVER: ScienceAtHome – Janet Rafner

Boldest Crowdfunding Campaign, presented by Crowdsourcing Week: Startup Italia  – David Casalini

Boldest Blockchain Platform: Medicohealth – Milan Rajlic

Boldest ICO/Cryptocurrency: MakerDao & DAI Stablecoin – Lenka Hudakova

Boldest Future Robot, presented by HeroX: Vostok – Roberto Polesel

Epi Ludvik with
Bruce Miurhead of Mindhive

The three additional surprise awards:

BOLDest Government Digital Project presented to e-Residency Estonia was received by  Ambassador Celia Kuningas-Saagpakk. It recognizes Estonia’s breakthrough as the first country to offer a government-issued digital identity and status. It allows non-Estonians to access Estonian services such as company formation, banking, payment processing, and taxation.

BOLDest Government Digital Project presented to e-Residency Estonia was received by  Ambassador Celia Kuningas-Saagpakk. It recognizes Estonia’s breakthrough as the first country to offer a government-issued digital identity and status. It allows non-Estonians to access Estonian services such as company formation, banking, payment processing, and taxation.

Maurizio Rossi, who was so instrumental in the success of the inaugural annual BOLD Awards, and is the Founder & Co-CEO of H-FARM, was recognized with a special award for Being BOLD to have created a truly unique and amazing hub like H-FARM helps us all to reimagine the future possibilities.

The Final special award, also for Being BOLD, was made to Maria Ressa – RAPPLER’s CEO & Executive Editor. RAPPLER is a social news network that crowdsources stories to inspire investigative journalism, community engagement and digitally fueled actions for social change in Indonesia and the Philippines. Maria has been arrested twice, in February and March, on charges including “cyber-libel” after being critical of actions by the Philippines’ administration.

After the presentations the attendees networked and celebrated the winners’ success. What made their success something to be so proud of was the high quality of all the nominations that had been received at the start of this process. We thank everyone who submitted nominations, took part in the online voting, our international panel of judges, category sponsors, and all attendees at the ceremony.

To read more about the Bold Awards, please visit https://bold-awards.com/ to receive more information!

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