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Meet the 15 startups that made it to the finals of our pitch competition on April 13 in Berlin

On April 13 we’ll host the EU-Startups Conference 2017 at the HTW Audimax in Berlin. Aside of fireside chats with inspiring founders, interesting speeches, and networking opportunities, we’ll have an exciting pitch competition with 15 promising startups from all across Europe.

Pitch-competition-prize-2017The winning startup will receive a prize package worth €17,500. The package includes prizes/credits from cloud technology provider Aruba Cloud (value: €9,000), the email service SendGrid (value: €2,950), the CRM, project management & invoicing solution Teamleader (value: €3,600), the design marketplace 99designs (value: €1,000) and our Job Board (value: €950).

In total we received over 140 applications from all across Europe. It was a tough decision, but here are the 15 early-stage startups that made it to the finals:

Actijoy-logoActijoy is a Czech startup that created a digital personal trainer and diet coach for dogs. Their pioneering solution involves an IoT device, which is a health and activity tracker, a WiFi bowl which tracks the food and water consumption, and a mobile app which evaluates all the collected information and provides you with advice.

Ari-Farm-logoAri.Farm is a Stockholm-based startup which has developed a crowdfarming platform that enables anyone anywhere in the world to easily invest in livestock while making a real difference. By using the disrupting nature of the internet and Somalia’s most important sector, Ari.Farm helps livestock farmers from there to reach a global audience.

B2BPay-logoB2B Pay is a German/Finnish startup which offers virtual bank accounts for companies that export into Europe which collects payments domestically. Its mission is to make international business transactions as quick and as cheap as possible with complete transparency about costs. It simplifies the bureaucratic process and eliminates the need for back and forth paperwork.

Gaming-Athletes-logoGaming Athletes is a Berlin-based startup which is building an AI based online platform that focuses on the organization of worldwide online tournaments for eSports. It supports online gamers with competitive challenges for their favorite games. The online tournaments differentiate regions, time zones, skill classes and ensure fair play to all of the athletes.

iZaLink-logoIzalinK is a French Nice-based startup which creates a unified e-commerce platform that enables car care centers to build and run their entire online business, from payment processing and analytics, to stock management and marketing tools and drive new sales.

Jaspr-logoJaspr is a Berlin-based startup which lets you trade your talents and unneeded valuables with like-minded people around you in minutes, cash-free. Jaspr creates good-spirited, surprising opportunities by arranging trades between like-minded people via a mobile app.

Mint-it-logoMintIt is an Austrian startup which build an AI-powered education platform for value investors. In simple terms it is a bot to help you improve investor’s decision making process. MintIt aims to change the wealth industry by providing transparency and by giving control back to investors.

MySkillCamp-logoMySkillCamp is a Belgian startup that enables companies to easily create their own private learning and training environment. This way, MySkillCamp helps its clients to improve and digitize their current corporate courses. The MySkillCamp platform enables anyone to create, share and measure the impact of their online courses.

nevisQ-logonevisQ is an Aachen-based startup which created new technology that allows you to monitor activities within living spaces (for e.g. retirement homes). nevisQ’s HealthCare Solutions safes lives by tracking unusual movements and falls. Through this technology, emergency and relatives are directly informed keeping your beloved ones safe at any time.

Parkd-logoParkd: Imagine never receiving a parking ticket again, experiencing the hassle of paying at a parking meter, with a text message, or a clunky mobile application. The Belgian startup PARKD developed a (patent pending) parking solution that automatically starts, stops and pays for your parking session using an EOBD-II device.

rebugio-logoRebug.io is a Polish startup which will record all user activites and interactions with your web application and based on this data set it will automatically detect IT bugs and User Experience errors. With Rebug.io your programmers will be immediately notified and will be able to watch user activities like watching YouTube videos.

Scooty-logoScooty is an electric scooter sharing system which was started in Brussels. Users can trace, reserve and start a scooter that is part of a fleet spread out across the city via a mobile application. The scooters are equipped with helmets, users are insured and the batteries are charged by Scooty, so that you only need a smartphone to take a ride.

tasko-logoTasko is a Zurich-based startup which created an online portal for businesses and professionals to outsource digital tasks in a convenient and cost-effective manner. Admin work, online research and marketing support are typical tasks that Tasko currently does for its clients at $5 per hour – all 100% quality-assured!

Vino-a-Porter-logoVino á Porter is an Italian startup with the mission to make the wine world easier by understanding people’s taste and needs and recommending the perfect wine for them. The startup developed a three step process to help you find what you’re looking for both in online and in brick and mortar stores.

ViviDoctor-logoViViDoctor is a Brussels-based startup which created a video-based telemedicine solution that lets a patient connect to a certified local doctor within minutes. When you need medical help no more calling for an appointment during your work, spending on gas, finding parking only then to wait in the waiting room. Pull your mobile out of your mobile phone and within a few taps you can connect a doctor that’s online – or schedule an online visit.

Interested to join? Secure your ticket now!
We kept it affordable: The two ticket categories we’re offering (€49 / €99) already include food and drinks during the event. Tickets can be purchased here!

Our Event Sponsors

Teamleader-logoTeamleader helps you and your team work smarter so your small business prospers. Bringing CRM, project management and invoicing together with an intuitive software solution, Teamleader enables your team to collaborate, organize and build your business.

hiscox-logoHiscox is a leading specialist insurer and offers tailored insurance cover for sole traders, freelancers or contractors, as well as small business owners. This includes professional indemnity for the specific business needs in IT, marketing and advertising, recruitment and management consultancy. Often, self-employed freelancers 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.

PwCPwC NextLevel unifies the products and services PwC offers to startups and scale-ups. PwC Europe’s startup initiative has access to the global PwC Network (220,000+ people in 157 countries) and is able to help in every single facet of your business. PwC provides industry focused assurance, tax and advisory services to enhance value for its clients and their stakeholders.

OpenUPOpenUp is the BNP Paribas Group initiative to foster collaboration with startups. It is a program and a digital platform connecting BNP Paribas employees working on innovation or business topics with startups worldwide. Our ambition is to co-create innovation together with fintech startups and build up the future of banking with innovative companies.

Tata-LogoTata group is a multi-sectoral global enterprise headquartered in India, comprising over 100 independent companies operating in over 100 countries. Tata has always been committed to innovation and helping the next generation of entrepreneurs, wherever it operates, through its various initiatives across Europe. Tata partners with NACUE to deliver the Varsity Pitch Competition, which is one of the UK’s leading graduate entrepreneur pitching competitions, while in the Netherlands Tata recently partnered with Team Academy to support EU-based student entrepreneurs.

ArubaCloud_logoAruba Cloud, part of the Aruba Group and one of cloud computing leaders in Europe, offers startups the best Cloud technology and a three-year program to support them as they develop their business plans. By taking part in We START you UP, startups will have up to €9,000 of free Cloud credit, complimentary technical support, an European network of Data Center and many more exclusive benefits to help them in the market.

WIRECARD_LOGO_RGBWirecard is a global technology group that supports companies in accepting electronic payments from all sales channels. Using the Wirecard Checkout Portal, merchants can easily, quickly and cost-effectively select the individual payment methods they need and integrate them in their online shop. With the Checkout Portal, merchants benefit from secure payments with an integrated fraud prevention, a multilingual support, partner models and a transparent pricing.

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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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