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XAwards by Hotjar

Recognising the best web and native digital experiences at the 'early startup' stage.

11th-12th May 2017, Villa Rosa Malta

See who the 2017 winners are.

Building an app, site or other digital experience?

A total of 638 teams applied for the 2017 XAwards to compete for 3 prestigious awards and €30,000 worth of cash prizes.
Best Overall Experience Award
Best Tech Achievement Award
Best Mobile Digital Experience Award

Who was eligible?

  • Teams of at least 2 but not more than 5.
  • Teams who've built or were in the process of building a
    digital experience.
  • Teams who have created or were creating an awesome experience.
  • Project was not making more than €5,000 in monthly revenue and had not raised more than €50,000 in capital.

The Awards

  • Best Overall Experience: €20,000 cash prize.
  • Best Tech Achievement: €5,000 cash prize.
  • Best Mobile App Experience: €5,000 cash prize.
  • 10 finalist teams received a 100% fully funded trip to Malta to the final 2 day live event in May 2017 (flights and accommodation paid by Hotjar).
  • 10 finalist teams received a free 2 year Hotjar Business account.

Awards Timeline

  • Booking of spots was available until the 24th of March.
  • Demo videos were submit by the 31st of March.
  • 10 finalists were announced on the 10th of April.
  • Final winners were announced at the live event in Malta – 11th - 12th of May.
    NOTE: 10 finalist teams received a fully funded trip to Malta.
XAwards Venue
XAwards Venue
XAwards Venue

Villa Rosa in Malta – the venue where the XAwards live event was held in May 2017. 10 finalist teams have received a fully funded 3-day trip to Malta.

The Judges

Dr.David Darmanin – Hotjar

Dr. David Darmanin

Founder & CEO – Hotjar
Christian Thaler-Wolski – SaaS Startup Advisor

Christian Thaler-Wolski

SaaS Startup Advisor
Marc von Brockdorff – Hotjar

Marc von Brockdorff

Co-founder & Director of Engineering – Hotjar