The Europas Advisory Board features some of the best of Europe

I’m delighted to announce the members of The Europas Awards Advisory Board. As you can see there is an enormous wealth of talent here – these are people who know the pan-European tech and startup scene like few others.

Over the next few days, until the Wednesday deadline for public voting, our Advisory Board will also be looking at the nominations and selecting their winners for the Europas. After which, their picks will be aggregated with the public vote. And of course it goes without saying that they won’t be able to vote for any company (or person for that matter) in which they have any kind interest.

Meanwhile, behind the scenes here at TechCrunch Europe HQ we can see just how much and how often everyone is voting in these awards (thanks to PollDaddy for some awesome tech) and, well, let me just say it’s A LOT. It’s great to see such passion out there amongst tech startups, so come on everyone, keep voting.

In addition we have some more news: New UK startup OneDrum (which literally just launched) will be sponsoring the refreshments at The Europas Awards party. Latitude and Park Lane Champagne are the awards prize sponsors. And Mixcloud is going to supply a some banging DJs for the after party.

Plus, Newspepper will be streaming the event live.

Here are the CrunchBase entries for our Advisory Board: