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Twelve startups will represent Greece in StartUp Europe Awards 2017

Twelve startups will represent Greece in StartUp Europe Awards 2017

The Institute of Entrepreneurship Development (iED) as a country manager for Greece with this year’s support of OECON, ACEIN, Youth Entrepreneurship Club and POM organized the National Competition for the selection of the best Greek startups for 2017.Thodoris Alexandrou, Greek Country Manager said: “In general we are very happy that this year’s event attracted more participants that saw what great initiative the SEUA is!”. Alexandrou continue explaining that  is great that this year organizations and institutions of the local startup ecosystem helped us with the dissemination issues.

Below you can see the startups that they’re going to represent Greece.

Creative Loceye aims to be the first cross-platform software for eye tracking analysis, with the minimum requirements of a single web camera.

FintechKard gives rewards from the bank cards in real-time in client’s purchases worldwide.

eHealthIMEQ Center has created a unique platform which assesses seafarers prior to recruiting via an innovative platform.

AgritechAgrologies helps farmers manage irrigation via their smartphone, anyplace, anytime.

TourismSolumbro’s goal is to provide an innovative solution to Tourism industry improving the leisure experience of their guests by offering new services outdoors.

FashionThe Infashion App is an app dedicated to fashion. It’s like Tinder meets Instagram.

Smart CitiesCyclefi is an innovative waste-tracking technology and a rewarding mechanism that interconnects recycling performance & discounts for online deals.

ICT Openichnos is an energy autonomous global tracking and IoT gateway, realizing the Connected Yacht.

EdtechIFAAacademy invented a software and methodology based on the Science of Risk management through which it can give a scientific risk diagnosis measuring the hazards with specific factor.

SocialpatientWho is a social platform connecting health concerned individuals, organizations, projects to boost transparency, access, reuse of data & open up science.

GastronomySustainable Food Movement in Greece tackles food waste and promotes sustainable development in the Culinary Arts Industry in Greece.

GreenBillagi is an eco-fashion, e-commerce focused startup which will provide truly eco-friendly womenswear, created using the best eco-fabrics.

Poland has 15 winners for European final

Poland has 15 winners for European final

StartUp Europe Awards is promoted by the European Commission and supported by President of the Committee of the Regions, several members of European Parliament as Ambassadors and it is implemented by Finnov Foundation in collaboration with Startup Europe.

StartUp Europe Awards is an initiative of the European Commission, together with Finnova Foundation, which presents a methodology to encourage open innovation and collaboration between the different actor of the entrepreneurial ecosystem. In addition, “it aims to accelerate startups with funds from the European Union (SME instrument up to 2.5 million euros), as well as offering egal advice, networking, international communication, among other benefits” states Juanma Revuelta CEO of Finnva Fundation. StartUp Europe Awards is also a tool to improve the awareness and communication of entrepreneurship values.

The Foundation for the Nations, the Polish is an initiative by the Youth for Christ to draw together suitable YFC projects from around the world to with those who have to financial capacity to make them happen.  The motto is “Wealth into Worth for the World”, to make informed decisions about safe giving destinations for their hard-earned money. The winners in this country are:

For Agritech, the winner is BZB UAS. BZB is primarily people – passionate, committed and devoted to their work, always ready to help and support their clients. BZB consists of professionals with many years of experience in the construction and operation of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) that are confirmed by many internationally competitions.

PackHelp, for Creative is a startup allows designing and ordering customised packaging. The product’s main advantages are: very intuitive and user-friendly online box editor, a very small minimum quantity per order (30 pieces contrary to industry’s average of 500 pieces) and a very short production process that starts from 14 days. The company is currently present in all of the EU, whilst the offer has been localised for seven markets in total.

Cybersecurity category was won by SpecFile. They make easy, secure, data management everywhere.  It is easy and intuitive 1-click protection for files.

Revas won Edtech category. Revas delivers tools for entrepreneurship education – industry specific business simulations – for secondary schools and universities. Simulation participants run virtual businesses in a selected industry that match their field of study/profession (Car garage, Beauty salon, Transport company, IT services). They compete on a virtual market getting hands-on business experience and training business acumen & key competence.

For the e-Health Pregnabit category. Early detection of threats to mother and baby, including through CTG measurements, may have a real impact on quicker medical response during pregnancy. Pregnabit system enables CTG monitoring of pregnant women at anytime and anywhere. Our mission is to support health care professionals, to bring every pregnancy to the happy end.

OgarniamPrad.pl won Energy category. The first social energy trading platform for collective and profiled energy purchasing and switching. It allows smaller customers – households and SME – execute bulk-buying power and shop around for the best energy deals in real time and switch to the most competitive retailers offering black or green electricity and gas. Easy, reliable and profitable as it has never been before.

In the Fintech the winner is Zweyfikuj Firme, “Yearly entrepreneurs in Poland lose 100 billion PLN due to payment gridlocks. 80% of companies have difficulties with receivables collection. We are preparing an automated online platform for entrepreneurs to assess companies’ current credibility based on the Standard Audit Files for Tax (Jednolite Pliki Kontrolne). Our solution is applicable for 1.6M companies in Poland. Thanks to our products companies can limit their losses from bad debt by 20% and increase sale by 1%. In cooperation with PKO BP we are working also on a product for financial institutions. We are a fintech team – we combine financial and technical skills. Two statutory auditors and IT specialist have knowledge required to successfully accomplish this project.

In Gastronomy category, STKTK Stocktaking is a long and laborious process. Traditional solutions are time-consuming and expensive. STKTK is a modern beverage stocktaking platform, which solves these problems and makes the whole process quick and easy.

HyperPoland, in Green category.  Hyper Poland is a multidisciplinary team of experts working on the creation of a new means of transport – a vacuum train called the Hyperloop. It combines the advantages of trains and aircrafts, and at the same time eliminates the disadvantages of currently dominant means of transport. Under low vacuum conditions, the passenger and cargo pods can reach speeds of up to 1200 km/h, while consuming up to 1000 times less energy than in the atmosphere at the sea level.

In IoT, Tap To Speack is the winner. Tap To Speak is a web-based tool, that allows the event moderator or a speaker to communicate with the attendees of an event in real time. We turn every smartphone in the audience into a microphone. We enable the audience to communicate via audio, text, respond to surveys and polls. We also help the event organizers to identify and collect information about the audience.

Legal category was won by SpecPrawnik. Specprawnik.pl is a marketplace for people searching for lawyers. It is currently the most mature and recognizable legal tech platform in Poland with ready-to-buy legal services.

Less won Smart Cities Category. The company’s main goal is to create technologically advanced infrastructure solutions for urban revitalisation in the context of Smart City projects. We have a workforce of engineers, specialists and managers who have been working in large international companies over the last several years. This experience of co-operating in lighting, security, telecommunication and electronics, give good creative results of this synergy. We believe that through our actions, we will have a positive impact on the environment and the future of building public space infrastructure for our planet.

The best Social startup is Parrot One. Is a mobile messaging app and a physical touch keyboard to make communication and remote work easier for users with less agile hands (esp. the disabled and elderly). Our proprietary AI helps type entire sentences in a just a few clicks and learn new languages. Designed with the needs of disabled users in mind.

Sky Tronic won the Tourism category. They are specializing in designing and production of autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) based on innovative fuzzy logic steering and flight control systems to enhance flight safety and stability in difficult weather conditions. Our unmanned helicopter is dedicated to more efficient and cheaper coordination of public safety and life rescue operations of mountain and water rescue agencies, police, fire department than existing helicopters to find the lost, injured and the victims of the accidents and snow avalanche victims faster and deliver medical equipment.

For Water category, Handy Shower is the winner. This is an innovative 3-in-1 personal hygiene system. The main idea behind the project was to help those living in the developing world, where sanitation conditions are often very problematic and every drop of water is precious. The device, however, can also be used during emergencies or simply for recreation. The full HandyShower kit includes a solar water bag, 4 interchangeable nozzles (a faucet, a bidet and 2 shower nozzles)

Twelve startups will represent Bulgaria in StartUp Europe Awards

Twelve startups will represent Bulgaria in StartUp Europe Awards

StartUp Europe Awards is promoted by the European Commission and supported by President of the Committee of the Regions, several members of European Parliament as Ambassadors and it is implemented by Finnova Foundation in collaboration with Startup Europe.

Cleantech Bulgaria organized Bulgarian final. The winners in this country are:

For Agritech, the winner is Green Scan. They are a startup for precise agriculture. With the help of unmanned aerian vehicle we monitor fields with various agriculture and produce NDVI images showing the vital condition of the vegetation.

Rivus, for Climate is a startup who develops highly efficient water-saving products like tap nozzle and shower head. Rivus nozzle can save up to 90% of the water and Rivus Shower up to 70% of the water.

Cybersecurity category was won by RV Solutions. They make modular WEB based system with a mobile application, which uses IoT to perform remote monitoring and control of industrial installations in warehouses.

My Spirulina won e-Health category. They create a Small and unique sized bioreactor for home cultivation of the superfood spirulina.

For the Energy Category, ELJOY is an startup that create smart electric bicycles and bike sharing system to change the way how people commute in cities.

CRISTA won Fintech category with Climate Risk Integrated System for Thematical Analysis provides climate risk analytics primarely to insurance companies to enhance the depth and integrity of their assessments.

In the Gastronomy the winner is Pulpy Crips, they implement Implementation of juice pulp into healthy fruit and vegetable chips.

In Green Category, ShiftIDEAS had won with developing an economically viable, fully biodegradable composite material, made of agricultural waste as a feedstock (straw, corn husks, tobacco stems etc.) and mushroom mycelium as a binding agent. The fungal organism feeds on the lignocellulose rich feedstock and produces hyphae that connect and bind the waste particles to form a bio-mass composite material, from which a multitude of products can be created – particle boards, protective packaging and construction materials.

Connected Bin, in IoT category. “ConnectedBin offers a smart solution for just-in-time solid waste collection.  It allows for remote monitoring of various parameters of the waste bins (e.g. fill-level, GPS position, vandalization) and optimized schedules for their collection, as well as real-time notification for incidents (e.g. fire-alarm, dislocation, vandalization).

This way the environmental impact from the waste collection is minimized, funds are spent more efficiently and better service is provided, public or private.”

In Smart Cities, GreenReStart is the winner. “Green ReStart is a consulting company for life cycle assessment and preparation of environmental product declarations. Our initial focus is on the construction sector in Bulgaria with further development on other industrial fields and neighbouring countries.

Tourism category was won by qWater. They management of local wastewater treatment processes – We offer a complex service including small aesthetic local wastewater treatment plant, bioaugmentation product for optimization of the process and consulting for management of the water treatment processes.

ENOVA won Water Category. The BOD monitoring system we designed is based on new generation of biosensors capable to detect and quantify the organic pollution in water.  The systems could be used for monitoring of water bodies such as lakes, rivers and wetlands or to be a part of the control systems in different industries dealing with water.

Open call for Portuguese Tourism StartUps

Fábrica de Startups partnered with Finnova Foundation and represents Portugal’s country manager at the Startup Europe Awards. Applications are open for all Portuguese Startups in the Tourism sector!

Created in 2016, the Startup Europe Awards award the best European Startups in 18 different categories. This awards, promoted by

European Commission aresupported by the President of the Committe of Regions and several members of the European Parliament as Ambassadors.  The contest starts at regional level, proceeds to national level and reaches its end with a European final, which will take place in Brussels early in 2018.

The Portuguese final event will take place on January 11 in Oeiras, where Fábrica de Startups will receive all startups who applied to judge their pitches. The event will run only in one of the categories: Tourism.

In only five minutes, participants will have to prove their value by pitching their business idea and showing they are the best candidate to represent Portugal in Brussels’ final event.

In Brussels, the winner of each category will receive a ticket for a mentorship program through the Startup Europe Accelerator, which will provide legal and communication support, help to the internationalization process and access to European funds like the SME Instrument.

If you are interest in participate, clic here.

Italian winners for StartUp Europe Awards

Italian winners for StartUp Europe Awards

There were 12 Startup winners of the Italian edition, belong to different categories.

StartUp Europe Awards 2017 is an international competition promoted by the European Commission and Finnova Foundation to stimulate open innovation and collaboration between the different actors of the European ecosystem through public-private partnerships in support of the entrepreneurs.

The prize-giving ceremony of the startup winners of this year’s edition took place on December 12th, organized by Starboost Srl, Company Creator, where the CEO and Co-founder, Mattia Conte, represents Italy as Country Manager for SEUA17, in partnership with CNA Young Entrepreneurs.

A national jury of experts in the field assessed more than 60 applications from all over Italy, according to criteria such as degree of innovation, sustainability of the business model and team composition, and have selected the winning startups, each for  own category.

During the evening, startups presented their businesses with a pitch and videos. The event was attended by Marco Zanni, Member of the European Parliament, who has connected from Brussels by a video call, Daniele Alberti, Eleonora Rocca, marketing manager CEO & Founder of Mashable Social Media. Day Italy and Digital Innovation Days, Adriano Travaglia, lawyer, startupper, manager, Founding Solomon & Travaglia, President of the European Start Up Association and Giovanni Caponetto on behalf of the European Commission, also Chiara Appendino, Mayor of Turin.

The Italian winners are:

Agricolus  in Agritech category, their aims is to support farmers, agronomists and other operators in the agricultural world optimising agronomic practices, integrating expertise and the latest technologies data collection and analysis.

In Fintech category, Helperbit, is the winner. Helperbit uses blockchain to bring transparency in the charitable and insurance sector. The platform allows tracking of donations up to final beneficiary and to subscribe to a mutual plan against disasters.

HotBox, for the Gastronomy category. Hotbox solves the problem of cold and rubbery pizza to home thanks to the use of excess heat from the scooter and the de-umming system which allows you to keep the pizza hot and crisp until you get home.

Italian Artisan, for the Fashion category, a B2B marketplace of Made in Italy fashion that connects the best craftsmen specialized in the manufacture of footwear, accessories and clothing with designers and international retailers.

Leevia, is the winner in the Creative category. They are the first Italian platform to create online contests legal proceedings in just a few clicks. Provides services to companies and communication agencies to involve the community, collect qualified leads and create brand awareness.

Mobygis, is the winner for the Water category. Thanks to a combination of ground, satellite and model data mathematical, provides for the availability of water resources in the territory in the form of snow and water, to tourism, civil protection and hydropower industry.

Nextome, for the Cybersecurity category. Nextome is a patented software system navigation and localisation operating in closed environments (where the signal GPS is not present), technology compatible with traditional smartphones, easy to install.

Planet Idea, for the Smart City category, is the first Competence Center that transforms the large Real Estate real estate interventions in smart projects.

Tommi, for the E-Health category. They are a virtual reality game developed to reduce anxiety and pain in the children with cancer and their caregivers, collecting data useful for doctors to monitor cancer patients and their caregivers patients during therapy.

Tutored, by Edtech category, a social platform where students improve their lives from preparing the exams for the first job opportunities.

Cubbit, for the Iot category, the first data center operating without proprietary servers users connect your storage and get the first unlimited Free Cloud service.

Marshmallow, for the Social Innovation category. Marshmallow Games creates educational apps that stimulate learning by mixing content Editorials and game.

Winning startups can be selected by SEUA to access the benefits and opportunities offered by part of European institutions, businesses, public bodies and other entrepreneurship stakeholders, for develop and promote their business.

They will have the opportunity to take part in the final to be held in Brussels in 2018.

Italy celebrate their final December 12th

Italy celebrate their final December 12th

Startup Europe Awards 2017 is an international competition promoted by the European Commission and the Finnova Foundation to stimulate open innovation and collaboration between the different actors of the European ecosystem through public-private partnerships in support of entrepreneurs.

Start-ups from all member countries will have access to the benefits and opportunities offered by European institutions, businesses, public authorities and other entrepreneurship stakeholders to develop and raise awareness of their business.

The Italian Call was aimed at all startups belonging to one of the following sectors: Creative, Energy, Fintech, Green, e-Health, IoT, Smart Cities, Social Innovation, Tourism, Water, Agritech, Legal, Space, Cybersecurity, Climate, Fashion, Edtech and Gastronomy. The winning Startups, chosen from among the candidates, will have the opportunity to be contacted by SEUA to participate in the final to be held in Brussels in 2018.

The SEUA17 Italy final event is organized by Starboost Srl, Company Creator based in Turin, where Mattia Conte, CEO and Co-founder, represents Italy as Country Manager in SEUA17. Initiative is promoted in partnership with CNA Young Entrepreneurs. This event will take place today, December 12th at 18:00.

Startups will be evaluated by a national jury of leading industry experts and criteria such as the degree of innovation, the sustainability of the business model and the consistency and composition of the team will be considered.

The jury that will be present at the event and will have to evaluate the candidate projects will be composed of the following names:

Stefano Azzalin, Director at SELLALAB; Francesco Baschieri, CEO & Founder Spreaker ;Marco Camisani Calzolari, Advisor in digital communication for big companies, Digital designer / Chief Digital Officer, University contract Professor ; Giusy Cannone, Managing Director – Fashion Technology Accelerator – Milan, Italy; Davide Canavesio, CEO Environment Park, Adjunct Professor in Corporate Finance at University of Turin, CEO Torino Nuova Economics, Board Member CRT Foundation; Giovanni Caponetto, Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Internationalisation Staff of the Mayor, @City of Turin; Mattia Carluccio, Serial Entrepreneur & Investor CEO & Founder Grocerest Founder MyTable Partner Investors’ Clubs; Alessandro Chiaffredo, CEO Bakeca.  Lorenzo Viscanti, Founder by mapendo; Franco Fassio, researcher and lecturer at the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Pollenzo, National Councillor of Slow Food Italy, Member of the ADI Design Permanent Observatory Food Design Area; Simone Cimminelli, Md of iStarter Uk, the international accelerator of Made in Italy scale-up. Angel Investor, technology enthusiast, books addicted; Claudio Giuliano, Managing Director of Innogest Capital; Barbara Graffino, General Council Compagnia San Paolo, Talent Garden Head of Corporate and Partner Relations; Valentino Magliaro, Civic Leader – Italy at Obama Foundation, Managing Partner University; Francesco Mantegazzini, CEO MGH7 Venture Capital; Nicholas Morning, Co-founder / Investor Stamplay, Lecturer University Roma Tre, Mentor Accelerators; Jacopo Mele, Managing Partner yourDIGITAL, Chairman of the Homo Ex Machina Foundation, Jr Board Prioritalia; Jacopo Paoletti, CEO & Founder Communications, Marketer, Business Angel, Digital Entrepreneur, Partner yourDIGITAL, Investor Moovenda, PrestoFood, Userbot, Classup, Bit2Be; Laura Orestano, CEO SocialFareareare; Emilio Paolucci, Vice Rector for Technology Transfer, Polytechnic of Turin; Eleonora Rocca, CEO & @Founder Mashable Social Media Day Italy Former Microsoft PMM Mentor, Speaker; Fabio Sferruzzi, Managing Director, Talent Garden Connect Unit, Founder & CEO, Talent Garden Torino, Turin; Ciro Spedaliere, Senior Investment Manager at Invitalia Ventures; Adriano Travaglia, lawyer, startupper, manager, Founding Solomon & Travaglia, President of the European Start Up Association; Marco Vicentini, President of the National Youth CAN; Lorenzo Viscanti, Founder of Mapendo.

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.

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.

To inscribe click here.

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.

For the inscription click here.

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.