Out of 160 original applications from 25 different countries, seventeen companies have been selected to pitch their start-ups at the ICT Spring event this 9 May, nine of them from Luxembourg.
For the third consecutive year, ICT startups from all over the world have been invited by Docler Holding and Luxinnovation to participate in the “Pitch Your Startup” contest. This year's selection were chosen based on the criteria of innovation, uniqueness, creativity and growth potential.
This year, the prizes are equivalent to a total amount of €100,000, of which €50,000 has been put up by Docler Holding. The European American Enterprise Council will offer a three-month acceleration program in the US and free entry to the CES 2018. Innohub will offer a three-month acceleration program in Luxembourg, including a 360° analysis based on the ISMA 360 methodology, as well as some coaching.
“I have to say that this year the selection was even more difficult than previously. We received a lot of interesting applications from all over the world and from a number of different fields. We are really proud that so many startups applied, it hasn’t stopped doubling since we started and it shows the attraction of our event as well as Luxembourg,” said Marton Fulop, COO of Docler Holding.
“Pitch Your Start-Up” is a contest for startups that are active in the field of information and communication technologies. Each startup will get three minutes and 33 seconds to convince the jury and impress the audience, followed by a two-minute Q&A. The jury is composed of experts, inclduing Xavier Buck, DCLGroup, Nicolas Mackel, LFF, Marton Fulop, Docler Holding, Jean Hilger, BCEE, Jean Diederich, Wavestone, Pol Goetzinger, Innohub, Jerome Grandidier EAEC, Jean-Michel Ludwig, Luxinnovation, Keith Hopper, Docler Holding and Karoly Papp, Docler Holding.
Pitching starts at 16:50 in the main room during the ICT Spring event on 9 May, and the winner will be announced at the gala dinner of ICT Spring Europe 2017.
The seventeen selected startups are:
- Adapti.me, Luxembourg
- Aiva Technologies, Luxembourg
- Black Swan LUX, Luxembourg
- Book a Street Artist, Germany
- CybelAngel, France
- DefinedCrowd, Portugal
- Judg, Inc., Luxembourg
- Keymitt, Luxembourg
- Quantstore, UK
- Realab, Luxembourg
- SIGA - SCADA Cyber Alert Systems, Israel
- SnapSwap International S.A., Luxembourg
- Starbase, Singapore
- Streamroot, France
- Trust1Team, Luxembourg
- Velocity, Luxembourg
- Who's Good, South Korea
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