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Meet the finalists of this year’s EU-Startups Summit Pitch Competition!

On April 20-21 we’ll be hosting this year’s EU-Startups Summit in Barcelona! Our annual flagship event will gather over 2,000 founders, startup enthusiasts and investors for two exciting days of networking, inspiration and learning.

Our jam-packed agenda will feature some of Europe’s most successful entrepreneurs of our time. We’ll have two stages, great networking opportunities, insightful workshops, a buzzing exhibition hall, and a super exciting Pitch Competition featuring 15 of Europe’s most promising early-stage startups!

The goal of our annual Pitch Competition is to showcase Europe’s very best seed and pre-seed startups out there. This year, we received an incredible over 1,300 applications from super exciting startups. After an intensive evaluation phase, we carefully narrowed the list down to just 15 finalists. These final 15 will travel to Barcelona to battle it out for the chance to win an incredible prize package worth €160k and take home the prestigious title of Pitch Competition Champion!

The Prize Package

The Prize Package for the winning startup will be worth more than €160k in total! It includes all the essentials to kickstart the journey to success:

  • €50k investment proposal by APX (after a quick due diligence process). APX is Europe’s leading earliest-stage VC, backed by Axel Springer and Porsche, and supports and partners with the most ambitious pre-seed startups from Europe and beyond – often as their first investor.
  • €50k funding opportunity with Look AI Ventures: The finalist will get fast-tracked and invited to pitch directly in front of Look AI Ventures‘ investment committee. After standard due diligence and the green light from the committee, there will be a funding opportunity of €50k (potentially up to €250k).
  • €36k of Scaleway cloud credits as part of their Growth Stage Startup Program. The Scaleway cloud credits will be given in 12 x €3k monthly instalments.
  • €9.9k in credits for an explainer video maker account of simpleshow. This enterprise license corresponds to 1 year and includes up to 5 users, and it contains all customization features and access to all the assets on the platform.
  • 1 year of Pipedrive (Sales CRM) – professional package of Pipedrive for 10 team members (value: ~€6k).
  • €3k in credits for the cloud communications platform Vonage, which allows startups to integrate voice, video and messaging into their applications.
  • 3 year CLUB membership and an exhibition table at the EU-Startups Summit 2023, including 3 event tickets (total package value: ~€5k)
  • 1 year Guru Plan for SEMrush worth €2.2k, which gives you access to their SEO and online visibility management SaaS platform.

The Jury

The selected teams will get a lot of valuable feedback from a jury of well-known venture capital investors. This year’s judging panel includes Henric Hungerhoff (APX), Borja Breña (Nauta Capital), Lina Chong (Target Global), and Angelo Burgarello (Look AI Ventures).

Aside from the VC jury, we’ll have over 350 other investors (VCs, accelerators, business angels) who will participate in this year’s EU-Startups Summit. Many of those will follow the pitch competition and all our participants can do active networking with them during the event.

So, without further ado, here are the 15 finalists that will battle it out on May 13 on the main stage. Each startup will have 3 minutes to pitch, and after each pitch, we’ll have about 2 minutes of Q&A with the jury.

The Finalists

BumpyBumpy: Based in Stockholm,is on a mission to help people navigate their fertility journey – which can often be a bumpy ride. Founded in 2021, the startup uses AI to support users to find the right fertility clinics for them, gives fertility information, and provides a supportive community. The community is a safe space, which enables users to meet and connect with others in similar situations.

Deep-TalkDeep Talk: Founded in Paris in 2021, Deep Talk aims to reimagine customer-client relationships with AI. The startup leverages AI to better understand consumers and employees, transforming communication channels into real-time analytics. It uses ML to transform text into actionable data, so customer experience teams can better understand their customers and provide improved experiences.

 Carbon Glance: UK-based startup Carbon Glance is developing a platform to help companies make informed decisions and take action on climate change. The startup´s platform translates emissions data into actionable insights by treating emissions as financial liabilities and decarbonisation efforts as investment opportunities. At Carbon Glance, they want to transform the way companies approach their decarbonisation strategies.

FingreenFingreen AI: GreenTech startup Fingreen has a vision of ending corporate greenwashing, a growing problem across the world. The Paris-based team leverages data and AI to assess and monitor the ESG impact of private assets. The company works with private market investors and lenders to help them meet their specific ESG goals and reporting obligations as transparently as possible. The idea is to accelerate the adoption of a transparent, sustainable financial system.

adixADix: This healthtech startup has developed an ML-based facial image analysis for early detection of dementia. The Swedish company is aiming to improve the diagnostic process with their streamline solution available on a smartphone app, making dementia screening more accessible and less invasive. The ambition is to facilitate early detection for anyone, anywhere and enable early interventions and research progress.

InsightHackInsightHack: Based in Poland, InsightHack was founded in 2021 to improve market analysis and research. The startup leverages AI and ML to provide automated services, such as market research and market analysis, competitive intelligence, technology exploration and scouting, ideas validation, and ideas research, giving teams a competitive edge and enhanced insights.

Legit-HealthLegit.Health: Born in Bilbao, Legit.Health’s AI-based medical device automatically diagnoses 232 skin and wound conditions through medically trained neural networks. Furthermore, it automatically measures the severity of the pathologies, a real breakthrough in digital healthcare. This helps GPs refer patients to specialists, increasing referral adequacy and reducing costs. Empowers non-specialists to provide a higher degree of care. And measures the performance of treatments automatically, improving the effectiveness of treatments and patient safety.

OchyOchy: Founded in 2021, Ochy is building an AI-based technology to provide full-body movement analysis to help people move efficiently, whilst minimizing injury, and optimising performance. The Rennes-based team leverages lab-quality biomechanical analysis, bringing a previously inaccessible resource to everyone, directly on their phone.

ZarioZario:Zario is a digital wellbeing app that helps people develop a healthier relationship with their phone. It gamifies screen time reduction and uses innovative features grounded in psychology research, designed to gradually reduce screen time and promote digital wellbeing.


BayfikrBayfikr: With a vision to empower migrants with easy cross-border payments, Bayfikr is an impact-led FinTech born in London. The young startup, founded in 2021, is an ecosystem enabling migrants to make & purchase value-added payments & services in their home countries without the need to setup a bank account. It allows its users to pay for things like utility bills, university fees, medical payments & much more in a way that is simple, instant & convenient.

curae-meCurae.me: The German startup curae.me combines e-commerce with healthcare. the team, founded in 2021, has developed a platform that makes it easy to book home care services such as nurses, wheelchair transfers and therapeutic services abroad using digital care needs assessment. the startup uses a network of care providers across Europe.

RecloudRecloud: Built-in Catalonia, Recloud offers specialised BIM and point cloud comparison software for the construction and architectural sectors. The startup’s solution enables users to detect deviations in real-time, spot discrepancies, get reports and monitor progress with digitised site control. With the use of 3D scans and the BIM model, architectural planning is optimised and made more efficient.

SpatialiseSpatialise: ClimateTech startup Spatialise aims to bring transparency to the carbon footprints within the agri-food value chain. This Dutch startup has developed a unique soil organic carbon monitor that estimates the annual carbon content of farmland topsoils, disrupting challenges posed by the new CSRD. This data enables more trustworthy and confident reporting of scope 3 emissions, simplifying ESG sustainability reporting. As a result, regenerative agriculture practices can be better assessed and promoted.

TwinicalTwinical: Based in Paris, Twinical is bringing the power of digital twins technology to medicine, specifically for soft-tissue surgical navigation. The startup combines AI with AR to create digitally-enhanced visual guidance during surgical operations, enhancing precision and improving patient outcomes. 


Machineric: Founded in Tallinn, Machineric offers a cross-platform SaaS solution that is digitising the heavy machinery industry. The startup enables enhanced fleet lifecycle management and sales in one easy-to-use system. The solution is scalable and can be used to manage and sell a range of assets for heavy machinery and truck traders. 

This year’s competition is fierce! We can’t wait until this stand-out event during the EU-Startups Summit and are looking forward to enjoying the pitches with you very soon.

Our Event Sponsors

Silicon Castles is a Tech Company Builder and Strategic Business Accelerator for technology, intellectual property and licensing businesses, located in Salzburg, Austria. The focus is on European Diamonds: technology startups with a unique business idea, scalable technology and outstanding intellectual property. Silicon Castles also organizes the Startup Executive Academy (SEA), an international Go-to-Market program for founders and executives of early-stage startups, taking place annually since 2017.

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EPAM is the foremost global digital transformation services provider – leading the industry in digital and physical product development and digital platform engineering services. Through its innovative strategy; integrated advisory, consulting, and design capabilities; and unique ‘Engineering DNA,’ EPAM’s globally deployed hybrid teams help make the future real for clients and communities around the world by powering better enterprise, education and health platforms that connect people, optimize experiences, and improve people’s lives.

Airwallex is a global payments and financial platform for modern businesses. It removes the unnecessary friction and cost inherent in the traditional financial system to help entrepreneurs achieve their global ambitions. Leading companies around the world trust Airwallex to manage everything from payments, treasury, and spend to embedded finance — all in one single platform. With an international footprint across the Asia-Pacific, Europe and North America, Airwallex connects entrepreneurs, business builders and creators with opportunities in every corner of the world, and empowers them to grow without borders.

ACCIÓ – Catalonia Trade & Investment is the Catalan Government’s agency that works to attract foreign investment to Catalonia, promoting the region as attractive, innovative and competitive business location for startups. Check out their offerings and the Catalonia Startup Directory.


Patricia Allen
Patricia Allen
is the Head of Content at EU-Startups. With a background in politics, Patricia has a real passion for how shared ideas across communities and cultures can bring new initiatives and innovations for the future. She spends her time bringing you the latest news and updates of startups across Europe, and curating our social media.

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