On the 13th of January, three promising social startups from Germany were pitching at an exclusive event in Berlin in order to determine the winner of the German final of The Venture.
With $1 million in funding and expert support, The Venture aims to enable a new generation of social entrepreneurs to create positive change. Chivas, the premium Whisky brand from Scotland, created the startup competition The Venture to inspire, discover, and reward those who believe that business can be a force for good.
The winner of the exciting pitch competition in Berlin was Coolar. A startup which enables and guarantees the cooling of medication and food away from a stable power supply system. The technology of Coolar cools with heat instead of electricity, which makes it
an ecologically sustainable cooling system.
The other two participants of the German finals were FoodLoop and ROOM IN A BOX. More info about these two other exciting startups can be found in our first article about The Venture.
The decision was made by a jury of well known entrepreneurs and investors. Aside of the chairman Frank Thelen (CEO Venture Capital e42), also part of the jury were Christian Reber (Founder & CEO Wunderlist), Dr. Alex von Frankenberg (Managing Director High-Tech Gründerfonds) and Nikolaus Röttger (Editor of WIRED Germany).
The social business Coolar now gets the ticket to the international final, which will be held in New York (July 2016). The Berlin-based startup Coolar now has the chance to win up to $ 1 million in funding and expert support.
Before the international final, the Coolar founders Julia Römer and Christoph Göller will receive an intensive coaching from Frank Thelen and also participate in The Venture’s Accelerator Week.