Under the frame of Startup Poland Global, an educational program for Polish startups and scale-ups helping them work on global expansion strategies, were chosen the nine startups which will represent Poland in Brussels, for the final of StartUp Europe Awards. This program selected 50 high potential startups that participated in three-day intensive course where they improved their pitches, listened to serial entrepreneurs’ stories of success and failure, and acquired legal and business background on moving operations abroad. During the pitching finals, the jury of venture capitalists and entrepreneurs rated startups performance on stage.
They selected the winners that will receive a tailored workshop on building global strategies and scaling, at the end of January 2017, and will go to the final of SEUA. Startup Poland Global is enabled by the United Way Worldwide and funded by Citi Foundation.
These are the startups selected to represent Poland in 9 categories in the final of Startup Europe Awards:
In the ICT Category the winner is DeepDoc; a project aimed at early detection of risk of depression using machine learning to analyze activity in social media, they diagnose the risk of depression at a very early stage.
Jumbster ,the winner in TOURISM Category, is an application to save on fuel; with this app you are able to find and buy the cheapest fuel in your area.
In the HEALTH Category was selected Pelvifly, a comprehensive, mobile system of prophylaxis and rehabilitation of pelvic floor muscles dysfunction.
Piece of cake provides the opportunity to easy splitting your bills for your friends, workmates and in every place, where you just need divide the bill. This startup will represent Poland for FINTECH Category.
Ronzo is aimed to empower consumers with delicious cricket-based products with natural ingredients, no artificial chemical substances or semi-processed products; and it is the winner for the GREEN Category.
Smartbox, wich creates a comprehensive Smarthouse system based on cloud computing, was chosen as the winner for ENERGY Category.
The winner for SOCIAL Category is Socialgamer, a search engine in the computer gaming industry focused on the rapid and precise searching for partners to create the perfect team.
Sense produces wireless, mobile and intelligent sensors and designs measuring systems. Sense was chosen to represent Poland in the CITIES Category.
For the CREATIVE Category the winner is RoboCamp which enhances STEM education using LEGO robot building and visual programming.
Startup Europe Awards recognizes the effort of the European startups in five levels (local, county, regional, national and European) in ten categories: Creative, Energy, Fintech, Green, Health, ICT, Smart Cities, Social, Tourism and Water. Each involved country will recognize the best local startups which will have the chance to compete to be awarded as the best European startups, in the Final ceremony to be held first quarter of 2017 in Brussels. For this reason, StartUp Europe Awards is “The Eurovision for Startups”.
StartUp Europe Awards is promoted by the European Commission and supported by the President of the Committee of the Regions, several members of the European Parliament as Ambassadors and it is implemented by Finnova Foundation in collaboration with Startup Europe.