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Meet the 15 startups that made it to the finals of our pitch competition

On Friday of this week we’ll host the EU-Startups Conference 2016 at the Microsoft Atrium in Berlin. Aside of fireside chats with inspiring founders, networking and a panel discussion on crowdfunding, we’ll have an exciting pitch competition with 15 promising startups from all over Europe.

The winning startup will receive a prize package worth €5,000. In total we received about 65 applications. The following startups made it to the finals:

Book-A-Street-ArtistBook a Street Artist matches unique artists with art-lovers for different occasions: events, decorating a space, product launches, and more. If you want a fabulous musician for your event; a 3D art piece for an interactive marketing campaign; or paint your walls with wonderful designs, Book a Street Artist. The founding team of the startup comes from Colombia and Germany, met in Portugal and is now based in Berlin.

Kidsy-logoKidsy is a Denmark-based startup that created an innovative application which simplifies the communication between parents and pedagogues. Kidsy aims to be the perfect solution to the problem of busy parenthood. It provides you with all the information that you would want and need to keep track of your childrens’ life while you’re away.

UnitPal-logoUnitPal is a B2B SaaS startup for the hotel and accommodation industry. By breaking down hotel inventory to the smallest units, data-mining and allowing flexible reassembly, their Property and Revenue Management System increases the profits, possibilities and pleasures derived from hotel management. Unitpal is based in Denmark.

Caesium-logoCaesium provides freelancers, agencies and contingent workers with a one-stop solution to manage their time and projects, generate reports, invoices and handle client communication. Their approach to time-tracking coupled with easy organization, timesheet and report creation offers users an easy way to create and do new things.

Travel-Legendary-logoTravel Legendary aims to provide you with the best way to start your own travel blog and share your unforgettable moments from anywhere in the world. The Slovenian startup wants to offer all travelers that would like to digitalize their memories the easiest solution to do so. Upload pictures and videos, tag your friends or start browsing through all blogs stored in the blog library.

Fresh-Square-logoFresh Square creates a stylish and useful home garden for your living room or kitchen, which allows you to produce and consume in the same place. The Berlin-based startup offers an easy way for city dwellers to grow fresh, healthy, organic food at home. Fresh Square doesn’t use any pesticides and only organic nutrients in the soil.

tatchi-logoTatchi helps you find your nearby friends. The Spanish startup lets you chat with nearby people and show your profile to the one you choose with complete privacy. tatchi aims to be your ultimate social app when you attend events, sports and concerts, to find people you already know and others with similar interests.

Speaker-hub-logoSpeakerHub is a fast growing community of professional, independent, and amateur public speakers and trainers who’d like to be found by companies, event organizers and schools. The Brussels-based startup aims to provide the best resource to find public speakers, trainers and moderators for your corporate event, conference or school.

Brace-logoBrace is a Portuguese startup which creates a new line of jewelry for the aging society. It is equipped with sensors and tech which tracks the health of a person and enables emergency calls. Brace will partner with health care providers for the elderly who will resell Brace as an add-on to their existing subscription model.

Masterlizer-logoMasterlizer is a London-based startup which offers a new way for music creators to finish and share their music instantly. It is a powerful online audio mastering experience that allows the creator to transform their sound in realtime high quality streaming in minutes.

Travis-logoTravis is a Bavarian startup which offers a online travel booking tool for event organizers integrating all kinds of travel services in an event within just seconds with only one link. Event organizers register their event on Travis and receive a link that they can integrate into their website. The booking process and everything else will be handled by Travis.

Multifab-logoMultifab offers a platform that unifies a full range of digital manufacturing technologies such as 3D printing machines, and other digital manufacturing technologies, which are used by a growing community of designers and DIYers. Rather than going to multiple websites, platforms, and providers, the customer can review the full spectrum of technologies in a single location offered by the Spanish startup Multifab.

Quantilope-logoQuantilope is a Hamburg-based startup with the goal to improve the way market research is done. The Software-as-a-Service solution of quantilope digitally provides and connects all steps of professional market research on a single insight platform. For a better, faster and more efficient marketing support.

Contentoo-logoContentoo is an Amsterdam-based startup which provides B2B companies with the best content from the best freelancers. Contentoo is a marketplace for freelancers with a proven track record, and a smooth workflow for clients, so that they can easily buy the best content. Starting with Dutch and English, soon expanding to other languages.

HorseAnalytics-logoHorseAnalytics is a German startup that provides an activity tracker system which gives you real time information about the state of the horse, its workload as well as daily routines, and enable immediate notifications if necessary. The horse wears our aktivitytracker 24/7. The collected data will be analysed over the cloud and remotely accessed via a smartphone app.

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PwC_fl_30mmh_cWith PwC your start-up takes center stage! Implementing your own ideas and successfully building your own company is a unique challenge. Make your vision a reality with the right partner by your side. PwC has the right experts in the fields of assurance, advisory and tax & legal both nationally and internationally (776 locations with 185,000 employees across 157 countries). PwC Berlin has a start-up team that is particularly familiar with your company’s needs and challenges.

EIT-Digital-ChallengeEIT Digital is a leading European digital innovation and entrepreneurial education organisation driving Europe’s digital transformation. Through its Accelerator, EIT Digital supports European startups to scale up internationally by providing them with access to new markets and new customers, as well as access to finance – a process enabled by EIT Digital’s pan-European network of top corporations, SMEs, universities, research institutes and investors. Until July 15, 2016, startups can apply for the EIT Digital Challenge and win access to this unique network, as well as €50,000 in cash.

99designs-logo99designs is the world’s largest on-demand design marketplace, connecting a global community of freelance designers with businesses of all sizes to complete their design needs. Created by designers for designers, 99designs began with a group of designers who were competing together to create the best designs. In 2008, that friendly competition grew into a unique design marketplace that has now become the world leader in online graphic design. 99designs connects more than one million talented freelance designers with creative people, genius entrepreneurs and savvy businesses.

hiscox-logoHiscox is a leading specialist insurer and offers tailored insurance cover for sole traders, freelancers or contractors, as well as small business owners. Hiscox provides market-leading products, such as professional indemnity for the specific business needs in IT, marketing and advertising, recruitment and management consultancy, which all can be easily bought online. Often, self-employed freelancer and startups are not sure what kind of risks they might face, and what cover they need. Hiscox does its best to explain what the different insurance policies can cover and provides excellent service to its clients.

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Thomas Ohr
Thomas Ohr
Thomas Ohr is the "Editor in Chief" of EU-Startups.com and started the blog in October 2010. He is excited about Europe's future, passionate about new business ideas and lives in Barcelona (Spain).

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