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Take Away, the winner at Gastronomy category in Macedonia

Country: Macedonia

Category: Gastronomy

Project aim: Producing and selling packed ready-to-eat food and satisfy the customer´s needs.


What is your idea?

People in Macedonia is consuming a lot of unhealthy food, more than 50% of the entire population has some problem with obesity. In addition, there are a lot of restaurant, grocery stores, supermarkets in Macedonia, however, in Macedonia, the employers have only 30 minutes for lunch, so is a little bit complicate to buy something. We want to give them the option to buy food, as they want easy.

What makes you different to other?

We understand that some people have a choice when it comes to what the can and cannot eat, and we also understand the severity of allergens However, we want to ensure that customer have control over what they eat, while ensuring they still have delicious option when it comes to our food. All the clients can choose wat they like and what not. We have vegan, vegetarian or gluten free diet. Also, we prepare especial foods for allergies and we have got nutritional and dietary options to help the accomplish all of our clients health and fitness goals.

“This event is very important for me as a CEO of the company because I am led by one famous quote “Work hard in silence. Let your success be the noise!”. My dreams come true”  Ilija Kjiroski, Take Away CEO´s

Alho, the Macedonian winner for e-Health category


Country: Macedonia

Category: e-Health

Project aim: is a company based in Macedonia that aims to produce phone cases capable of emitting waves of heat and cold to provide a more comfortable use for phones, and to help people who suffer from Raynaud’s Syndrome.

How did you come up with this idea?

We are a startup company based in Macedonia that formed around September, 2017. Through a storm of ideas we didn’t come up with anything, but after finding out 2 of our members have Raynaud’s syndrome, we researched it a little bit and it turned out that it is a fairly newly discovered disease which has little to no treatment and no cure at all. So we looked into treatment for this disease, and as it turns out, even if there are very simple and effective ways to treat this disease, people are not utilizing them to their fullest extent. Not because they don’t want to, but because it’s futile. Unfortunately, being a newly discovered syndrome, with no cure and little treatment, Raynaud’s syndrome is very unknown. A large majority of the people that have it are completely unaware they do. It’s not very profitable for people to produce and sell treatment and medication if it’s just going to sit on the shelf. That’s where we step in. Inspired by this unawareness and ignorance, we aspire to not only create a profitable product which will help us further our cause, but to also put in a lot of effort to raise awareness for this syndrome.

What did you make with his idea?

We produce phone cases capable of emitting waves of heat and cold to provide a more comfortable use for phones, and to help people who suffers from this illness. We are aware that everyone likes to be comfortable always and we know that the ALHO case can provide that comfort at any time in any place.

What are your future for the future?

Because more than 10% of the world population suffers from this syndrome and a whole lot of them are unaware of its effects and causes, and are also unaware of how to treat it. There are also absolutely no estimates as to how many people who suffer from this syndrome are unaware that they do, so we believe that if awareness is raised, there will be a spike in the count of people diagnosed with this syndrome. We are currently in our assembly phase. Our project is moving along quite well, and by the time the international finals roll around we will have a working prototype, if not an already finished model of the ALHO phone case.

“We are very happy to be attending this competition and it means a great success for our collective and our community that we get to present our product to the European masses, and hopefully succeed in grabbing attention for our product to be funded and available at an earlier date than expected.” Stefan Manecski, ALHO CEO.

MediMee, Irish winner for e-Health category

Country: Ireland

Category: e-Health

Project aim: At MediMee we have one primary goal, which is to help save lives! We know from our own experiences that when it comes to saving lives, every second counts.

What Medimee does?

We have designed MediMee form the ground up always keeping the user in mind, so creating a profile is a quick and effortless process with this mobile application you create a profile, there you can include Medical, Emergency Contacts, allergies, medications, GP details and any other information that could help save your life in the event of emergency.

All our wearables can be linked to your MediMee profile, which provides lifesaving information to first responders, even if a patient is unresponsive. We utilice the latest technology and have embedded NFC (Near Field Communication) chips in all our products, which come in different forms like Smart Cards wristbands, Smart Stickers and more… With a simple tap to an NFC reader decide an NFC reader device, a MediMee profile will be made available. Alternatively, by entering the printed MediMee ID code found on all MediMee wearables into either the app or the web page will provide a profile in a matter of seconds. Enduring someone will always be able to help you.

Our team consists of highly motivated medical and technology professionals, who work tirelessly to bring innovative health record and personal Emergency Information solutions to life and make them available to individuals enterprise, private and government sectors.

Who can use MediMee?

MediMee can be used by anyone, but especially useful for anyone taking regular medication, suffering from diabetes, epilepsy, cardiac issues, asthma, food or medication allergies. MediMee has also been utilised as a health and safety solution for companies, schools, sports clubs, hospitals, travel and disability industry as well military and law enforcement.

What does your application do?

Our application is designed to create a profile. With this app you can send an SOS message, share your profile, send a GPS location, read or write MediMee wearables or medication reminders

Courtsdesk, Irish winner in Legal category

Country:  Ireland

Category:  Legal

Project aim:  Our aim is to create a digital platform for legal research, such as that which is currently carried out by practicing lawyers. Crucially however, we also aim to facilitate the leverage of legal information outside of pure legal practice. Legal decisions drive financial outcomes, and with the right framework in place, we see proper access to law having deep implications for a diverse range of industries.


What does Courtsdesk do?


In the majority of jurisdictions, only a tiny portion of possible legal information is made available. In the UK, for example, the top two suppliers in legal data publish just 2% of cases. These are precedent cases; provided primarily for their use in legal argument.

At Courtsdesk, we consider litigation society’s last untapped dataset, and we see huge value in the information discarded by conventional providers. Our objective is to provide 100% of cases in any jurisdiction in which we’re active; information which we publish live, digitally, in conjunction with relevant corporate and financial datasets. The result is a comprehensive, multifaceted resource with use cases throughout a broad spectrum of industries.

One consequence of this approach is that Courtsdesk represents a commercial path to alleviating the information deficit which currently accompanies and inhibits intra-EU cross border trade. Whilst harmonisation has brought substantive consistency amongst domestic member state regulation, inter EU Member State traders must still contend with eleven currencies, twenty-four languages, 510 million individuals, 26 million businesses, and 28 legal systems; each with its own problematic datasets of varying availability. The lack of legal and commercial certainty which results represents a silent, but serious impediment to the efficiency of the Single Market. Our service aims to imp


rove access to, and understanding of, justice systems and commercial entities across the single market, correlatively increasing the efficiency of intra-EU cross border trade.


How did Courtsdesk come about?

Courtsdesk was conceived as a result of our CEO’s time editing national newspapers in the UK and Ireland. Investigative journalism is a lot like corporate due diligence; good business investigations rely on factual, timely legal and financial data. Our CEO’s experience investigating business entities revealed to him how needlessly difficult fact finding was with existing tools, and how access to information could be drastically enhanced through technical innovation.


Which does the future hold?

We launched in Ireland in 2017 and have already provided our users with access to tens of thousands of cases which had never been previously available. Internationally we are adjusting focus to European expansion, and look forward to working with agencies and businesses across Europe and the world.courtsdesk-logo-dark (1)courtsdesk-logo-dark (1)

Being nominated for legal category at the StartUp Europe Awards is a proud moment for our team as it validates our mission. We are building the first trans-European network of domestic courts data via a live streaming data platform.

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 startups is creating a new way of beekeeping and inventing a new hive-Elle Hive- we work for one common goal: survival of the honeybee. Ou bees become stronger, and their genetic material provide future bee generations easily to deal wih predators and climate changes. Protecting endangered honeybee is not an altruistic venture- they are attempting to safeguard our own future, Honeybees as a major pollinators are essential for the plant and ecosystem biodiversity. Climate change and biodivesity are inesxtricably 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.


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