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Macedonia will be represented by 8 startups in 2017 SEUA Final

Macedonia will be represented by 8 startups in 2017 SEUA Final

Brussels, 20th of November 2017. Last 31st of October, Macedonia celebrated the StartUp Europe Awards 2017. The eight winners will be in the European final. The event, that was a complete success, was celebrate in the Museum of the Macedonian struggle- Skopje, the competition Get in the Ring was held. The main organizer of this event are the National Center for Development of Innovation and Entrepreneurial Learning and Macedonia 2025, and as a supporter there were the City of Skopje, the NL Chamber of Macedonia, the Business Startup Center and the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at UKIM. The jury was comprised by 12 members from different countries.

ALHO is going to represent Macedonia in the e-Health category. This company, based in Macedonia that aims to produce phone cases capable of emitting waves of heat and cold to help people who suffer from Raynaud’s Syndrome, and to make the use of phones more comfortable.

 

Green category will be represented by Omega Research, this is the first company at international level that is producing new type of organic cosmetics called “eatable”. It means that is made only from eatable and organic materials as: raw fruit juices, raw vegetables, raw dehydrated herbs and tea without the use of any preservatives. It also can be consumed without any adverse effects on the body.

Take Away is the Gastronomy winner, they are producing and selling packed ready-to-eat food and satisfy the customer’s needs. They made a choice to be different; to establish and to push the boundaries of the Macedonia grab and go food scene.

In the Climate category, Macedonian Honey is the winner. This startup is creating a new way of beekeeping and inventing a new hive -Elle Hive- they work for one common goal: survival of the honeybee.  Their bees become stronger, and their genetic material provide future bee generations easily to deal with predators and climate changes. Protecting endangered honeybee is not an altruistic venture – they are attempting to safeguard our own future. Honeybees as a major pollinator are essential for the plant and ecosystem biodiversity. Climate change and biodiversity are inextricably linked.

Sole Communication Network is the winner in Internet of Things category. SOLENET is a SaaS platform that enables (self) building custom-made applications at least 10x faster (and cost effective) with combining data containers like stacking Lego blocks to facilitate doing business between people and organizations.

Cultus will represent Macedonia at Edtech category. Cultus, the e-learning hub will grow into RSS news aggregator, unique articles blog and affiliate products shop, all from the online education resources available worldwide. Content filtering by humans and algorithms, will enable all e-learning resources from one web link.

Mamaorgana is the winner in Agritech category. This startup produces organic fertilizers and substrates for urban gardeners, farmers and green houses, while taking care of the nature.Instead of polluting at the landfill, we collect food waste for compost, which we enrich with patented technology. Our innovative final product is first in the region implementing this green concept and making it possible,to have organic garden anywhere, anytime. Our business practically turns trash in to cash and ensures quality living for our employees.

In the Smart city category, the winner is Vision Dynamix. They are developing the Terra Mapper, a system which generates high-precision 3D maps and models from scenes filmed using a drone. Generating professional-grade 3D maps and models is currently either time consuming, very expensive, or both. We provide professionals with a cost-effective system which maps scenes in real-time, offering unparalleled productivity gains and extreme value to the end user.

The Irish Winner in Social category is AID:Tech

Country: Ireland

Category: Social

Project aim: Bring social and financial inclusion for these underserved and undocumented

What do you do?

There are currently over 2 billion people in the world without legal identity, which poses as obstacle against access to social and financial services that many of us take for granted. AID:TECH is a for-profit company with a social mission and we do so by focusing on the delivery of digital entitlements, such as welfare, aid and remittance based on digital identity.

A digital identity offers end-users with the ability to build social and financial footprint as an accessible means to redeem and purchases entitlements. AID:Tech´s solutions offers a transparent, reliable and streamlined alternative to existing offering that are outplaced by current demands.

 

Every activity is permanently recorded, transparently and trackable. It allows our client partners complete control and transparency over their own supply chain. For instance, aid and welfare providers gain a clear view of resource journeys, from allocation to delivery, to point of expenditure by end-user. Shot-term benefits include service accessibility through intelligent distribution, whilst long-term benefits see end-users independently building their path to greater inclusion with control over their personal data.

Who are your clients?

AID:Tech is unique with first-mover advantage. In the last two years, we have developed close working partnership with organisation including the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). We are also working with the World Bank and Rockefeller foundation to establish global standards for digital identity as key to global, equitable development. With an extensive and diverse professional network, AID:Tech is able to reach many different service providers who are keen to improve their offerings using innovative technology such as ours.

What is going to happen in the future?

We are currently in the process of launching and international remittance project alongside UNDP Serbia which will see this service made available to users from 22 countries. In early 2018, the AID:Tech platform will be deployed for social welfare distribution in Jordan for over 10.000 beneficiaries.

 

 

It is a great honour for AID:Tech to be recognised for the work that we are doing. Since day one we have sought to bring social and financial inclusion to the world´s undocumented and underserved ppulations via blockchain based Digital Identity. Being part of the European Final will no doubt further AID:Tech towards our goal. Joseph Thompson AID:Tech´s CEO

Swiftcomply is the Irish winner for Green category

Country: Ireland

Category: Green

Proyect aim: Connecting restaurants, cities and contractors through an easy-to-use web platform. SwiftComply makes hospitality compliance easy

What do you do?

Regulation is a huge burden for hospitality businesses adding cost and reducing competitiveness yet public-sector authorities have a responsibility to ensure that food businesses are safe and present no danger to the public or to the environment. SwiftComply has identified a unique and exciting business opportunity to solve this problem by creating a technology marketplace to connect the hospitality sector, compliance vendors and regulators in one platform which reduces the financial and administrative burden of regulation for each of the stakeholders.

SwiftComply is starting with Fat, Oil and Grease regulation, an emerging and worsening problem that causes disgusting “fatbergs” in Cities everywhere, resulting in pollution of water and a deterioration of the environment. SwiftComply’s solution not only facilitates the effective collection and recovery of this waste, it also secures this waste as a valuable feedstock for anaerobic digestion at wastewater treatment plants.

Why?

At SwiftComply we firmly believe that technology can make society better, specifically around transparency of government procedures. It makes us sad that the governments in general is usually the last area to improve for the greater good – and they are responsible for looking after the needs and well-being of all people! Applying software and new business models here can drastically improve how governments interact with small businesses for better environmental outcomes.

Which one is the impact in Europe?

The EU estimates the total burden of regulation on business as 3% of GDP, or approx €500 Billion. When we drill down into the hospitality sector only, and eliminate employment and company law to focus outsourced services in food, environmental, building and fire compliance, the potential impact is approximately €30 Billion.

 

We are honoured to be shortlisted for this award, and I am proud of this recognition for my team who work tirelessly to make restaurant compliance easy. We are excited to attend the European finals and look forward to meeting the other amazing companies that have been shortlisted.” Michael O’Dwyer, Swifcomply´s CEO

Popertee, Irish Creative category winner

 

Country: Ireland

Category: Creative

Project Aim: Popertee is building the first global data platform that will use artificial intelligence to match the perfect audience with the perfect location, enabling brands to intelligently find the optimum short term retail or marketing space for campaigns.

What Popperte does?

In an economy that is becoming increasingly globalised, Popertee provides brands with a limited regional presence a chance to explore new markets and opportunities on a short-term basis through the power of the technology we are building. Popertee´s goal is to use retail spaces as media and have a recognised system call “Popscore” to measure the impact of the campaigns.

Our online platform appeals to landlers and space owners who have vacant and underutilised properties which can be listed for free where they can generate revenue from these spaces.

What are your future plans?

Having already worked with global brands including Volvo, Heinz, Sony Playstation and Peroni in recent months, the company has shifted to the next stage of development, now focusing on location for the brand but also help them measure the impact of the campaign. Our platform will be able capable of measuring the impact of campaigns for experiential marketing, pop-up events and brands looking to test markets on a short-term basis and gain deeper insights on the performance and success achieved.

We are thrilled to not only the Irish Creative category, but to be nominated for the European final. The recognition from this competition means so much to me and the team and we are not only excited but super competitive and are working hard to prove we are worthy winners of this category.” Lucinda Kelly, Popertee´s CEO.

 

 

Aravato, Irish winner for Smart Cities category

Country: Ireland

Category: Smart City

Name: Aravato

Proyect aim: The right data-driven software is essential for proper waste management.

What Aravato does?

We have developed a practical method to deliver lean circular economy projects while maximising ROI (Return of Investment). The old ways of filling Excel sheets with “flat” information no longer works: what is required is a software system that delivers important data first to one place right away and allows a company to act on it immediately.

Aravato is all about managing waste immediately from creation to post-production. Waste is tackled where and when it happens, reducing the company´s space footprint. Aravato is a ground-breaking SaaS software platform engaging cutting edge technologies including Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Predictive Analytics and Blockchain to support and deliver value to each link in one collaborative economy chain.

How can your technology help other companies?

We work with companies that are involved in climate action, resource efficiency and raw materials has demonstrated time and again how the circular economy models does not just save such companies time and money, it actually pushes up profits.

Avarato´s comprehensive software platform links expert’s knowledge with opportunities, by delivering a new scientific waste classification model and tools to deliver it. Our team has identified significant solutions to the technical challenges limiting the potential, ease of use and market opportunity to divert waste from traditional recycling into Circular Economy.

 

“Being shortlisted is a great acknowledgement to our efforts developing innovative start-ps. Introducing innovative solutions to the market is always a challenge, competitions like this help start-ups gain exposure and credibility helping to move things forward”. Marcin Kulik, Aravato´s CEO.

CORRATA is the winner of Ireland in Cybersecurity category

Country: Ireland

Category: Cybersecurity

Name: Corrata

Proyect aim: Provide mobile security and data control solution for enterprise.

 

What do you do?

Our patent-pending software enables organizations to defend against mobile threats, block malicious and inappropriate content and eliminate unnecessary data usage. Mobile devices are increasingly mission critical for organizations. A wide variety of business processes across sales, customers services, operations and logistics depend on having a secure, cost effective and reliable mobile device fleet. However, the increased use of mobile for business-critical functions exposes organisations to new risk in terms of cyber security and new challenges in managing mobile service cost.

Which ones are the risk?

The mobile devices are used primarily beyond the perimeter of corporate network. As a result, the devices are exposed to threats from malware, insecure WIFI and social engineering attacks without the normal protections provided by cybersecurity infrastructure such as firewall, web gateways and anti-virus solutions.

Corrata´s software effectively extends these protections to mobile devices even when they are operating on mobile and WIFI network not controlled by the enterprise. Corrata´s technology provides enterprises with unprecedented visibility and control over mobile devices protecting their employees from web, device and infrastructure based threats. In addition, Corrata reduces mobile service cost and enhances compliance by applying acceptable usage policies to mobile, blocking malicious and inappropriate content and eliminating unnecessary data usage.

Who uses your application?

This solution is available, having been approved by Apple and Google for use on iOS and Android, is used, for example by Royal Bank of Scotland, Gas Networks Ireland, Sanne Group or ESB.

“As an Irish software stratup with the ambition to create a global cybersecurity company of scale we are delighted to selected as a finalist in the Cybersecurity category of the StartUp Europe Awards” Colm Healy CEO of Corrata

 

Gamco, spanish e-Health winner

Country: Spain

Category: e-Health

Name: GAMCO

Proyect aim: GAMCO solutions leverage the available information to deliver maximum business value in a transparent, easily operable, scalable and sustainable manner.

What is GAMCO?

GAMCO is a pioneering software manufacturer that generates advanced predictive models, based on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. GAMCO´s technology allows a quick deployment of Knowledge Systems personalized for each customer and business, to solve and optimize their operational and decision-making issues.  Our solutions in optimizing management of large hospitals and pharmaceutical supply chain allow us to offer disruptive innovation in health care.

What do you do?

We make from predictions, estimation of the future evolution of a certain behavior or interest indicator, allowing the automatic prediction in different future horizons with real time adjustments. We also have knowledge solutions, which means that we deploy powerful, service-based analytics solutions in an optimal and transparent manner to today’s systems. Enabling optimal exploitation and use of knowledge.

On the other hand, we also work on Behavior Patterns, i. e. Automatic detection and definition of complex behavior patterns, allowing the adjusted definition of business and customer processes.

Other of our jobs include risk management, data mining, advanced analytics, or deployment of intelligent systems that combine predictive models, targets, constraints and costs, obtaining the optimal solution in a transparent, sustainable, efficient and effective.

Open call for SEUA17 Greece StartUp Europe Awards 2017

Open call for SEUA17 Greece StartUp Europe Awards 2017

StartUp Europe Awards 2017 in Greece opens a call until 1 of December 2017 to look for startups in Greece. If you are a startup, with all you team located in Greece you can apply for the Eurovision of the Startups. In each category (Agritech, Climate, Creative, Cybersecurity, Edtech, Energy, Fashion, Gastronomy, Green, eHealth, IoT, Legal, Fintech,Smart City, Social, Spacial, Tourism and Water) they will be specific eligibility criteria, so pay attention to the application form. If your startup fulfils the criteria in some specific category, you can proceed to the inscription.

The participation is highly recognized like a European Competition, since is promoted by the European Commission, supported by the President of the Committee of Regions, several members of the European Parliament as Ambassadors and it is implemented by Finnova Foundation in collaboration with Startup Europe Accelerator. The selected national finalist will gain European exposure at the official website of StartUp Europe Awards, as through social media a website from whole Europe.

The institute of Entrepreneurship Development is the country manager of StartUp Europe Awards in Greece. In this frame, iED selects every year the best Greek Startups by category.

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Open call for SEUA17 Latvia StartUp Europe Awards 2017

Open call for SEUA17 Latvia StartUp Europe Awards 2017

StartUp Europe Awards 2017 in Latvia opens a call until 28 of October 2017 to look for startups in Latvia. If you are a startup, with all you team located in Latvia you can apply for the Eurovision of the Startups. SEUA17 Latvia is looking for a startups in the category of Space, e-Heatlh, Edtech, Social, Energy and Fintech, but also a free category.

The participation is highly recognized like a European Competition, since is promoted by the European Commission, supported by the President of the Committee of Regions, several members of the European Parliament as Ambassadors and it is implemented by Finnova Foundation in collaboration with Startup Europe Accelerator. The selected national finalist will gain European exposure at the official website of StartUp Europe Awards, as through social media a website from whole Europe.

Digital Communication Network is an international association connecting professionals of the digital age from a variety of backgrounds, to generate ideas, tools, and products for media outlets, civil society organizations, businesses, and public authorities.

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Twelve startups will represent Ireland in the Final of StartUp Europe Awards

Twelve startups will represent Ireland in the Final of StartUp Europe Awards

More than 25 startups from four geographical regions all over Ireland were competing for a prestigious StartUp Europe Awards in the Bank of Ireland Startup Awards.

The organizer received more than 30 applications from Dublin to Munster or Ulster. All the category winners will receive a package of advertising space with Independent Newspaper valued at 8.000 euros in a legal service package valued at 7.000 euros.

EnergyElephant, Energy categories winner, has the vision to help people make better energy decisions by helping them understand their energy data. Deciding on investing in renewable energy or energy efficiency technology is hard, so they solve this problem by allowing anyone on the planet simply uploand their energy bills to our platform to discover savings.

For the Cybersecurity category, the winner is Corrata, specialized in providing an enterprise mobility solutions to organizations globally by providing them with technology which protects their organization from the risk associated with their employees use the mobile devices without compromising their employee’s user experience.

Glissed, the biggest online platform for freelance beauty profesionals wins the Fashion category. They allow freelance hair stylists and makeup artists to give the customers the ability to book beauty appointments to their home, hotel or office outside of salon hours. Their vision is to take the freelance beauty industry online.

For the Green category, Swiftcomply, with the vision to simplify environmental compliance for more sustainable communities. They help restaurant and chef producing good food an protecting the environment at the same time.

At Gastronomy category, the winner is The Irish Biltong. This startup produces high protein sliced beef snack food, for the on-the-go individuals. These snacks contains a high concentration of healthy nutrients, are low in sugar and low in fat. It is made from their own grass fed Irish beef.

Popertee is Creative category winners. They build artificial intelligence that matches the perfect audience with the perfect location, enabling brands to discover and book spaces for their marketing and retail campaigns.

In Smarth Cities, SmartTrace win this category. The startup wants to remove world “WASTE” from dictionary – Waste is just a resource that we are not harvesting because of lack of understanding and ignorance of its value. We want to change perception of waste from nuisance to valuable feedstock, delivering triple bottom line to manufacturing companies, financial gains, compliance and huge environmental impact. SmartTrace is a new standard delivering circular economy.

Yedup, the winner of Fintech, develop ultra-fast mathematical algorithms to power the next generation in AI technology.

Medimee is going to represent Ireland in e-Health category.  Their objective is to help save lives and enhance health & safety in the workplace, knowing your vital emergency medical information can be communicated even if you cannot, through the simple use of technology.

Aidtech is the winner in Social category. This startup wants to leverage blockchain technology to increase the transparency & efficiency of the delivery of funds, resources & social services.

In the Legal category, the winner is Courtsdesk, with a breaking news service and research database for case details across all UK and Ireland court levels, and in future, the world. With a research tool, the platform allows users to monitor companies and people for involvement in litigation, for example.

To finish, Studybundles wins Edtech category. They sell a software as a service solution to universities, colleges, and schools globally.

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.