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Blik, Boca Health and Twyla are winners of the Innovator‘ Pitch 2017

 

Innovators' PitchThe three start-ups Blik, Boca and Twyla are the winners of the Innovator‘ Pitch 2017, the competition for European early stage start-ups organised by Get Started, the start-up initiative of Bitkom, for the dozenth time. The most innovative ideas and technologies in the categories Digital Health, IoT and Travel & Tourism were sought out this year. The nine finalists presented their start-up at the hub.berlin, Bitkom’s interactive business festival. The finalists of the Innovator‘ Pitch impressively demonstrated which business models emerge on the Internet of Things, how digitisation is changing the topics of health and travel & tourism and what new opportunities are opening up for companies as a result. “They impressed not only the jury, but also the audience of hub.berlin“, said Christian Rietz, manager of start-ups at the Bitkom. “In the end, Blik, Boca Health and Twyla have convinced the jury with particularly innovative solutions.”

  • The start-up Boca Health from Milan won the Digital Health category. Boca Health has developed a non-invasive solution to measure and monitor body water. This helps prevent heart and kidney diseases.
  • Blik from Munich won in the category IoT. Blik focuses on real-time monitoring of goods and processes. The combined software and hardware solution provides intelligent sensor data and thus enables transparent logistics for industry 4.0.
  • Twyla from Berlin could convince in the category Travel & Tourism. Twyla wants to improve the digital customer experience through chat bots. Twyla’s solution can be integrated into popular airline enterprise systems to enable data-driven customer interaction.

In addition to prize money of 5,000 euros each, the winners will also receive access to the corporate partners and participating investors as well as free Get-Started membership in Bitkom.

Partners of the innovator‘ Pitch 2017 included Pfizer, SAP, Airbnb, Visa and Lufthansa Technik. The jury consisted of the following representatives from industry, investors and the media:

  • Videesha Böckle, Partner, Signal Venture Capital
  • Stephan Dörner, Editor in Chief, t3n
  • Colin Hanna, Associate, Balderton Capital
  • Julia Hagen, Health & Pharma, Bitkom
  • Michael Hoffmann, Innovation Partner, Visa
  • Thomas Kleine, BT Country Lead – Germany, Austria & Switzerland, Pfizer
  • Karsten Lemm, Senior Editor, WIRED
  • Clara Leonard, Senior Associate, Digital Health Ventures
  • David Meinertz, Co-Founder & CEO, DrEd
  • Alexander Schwarz, General Manager Germany

Interview with Michael Hoffmann – How does Visa cooperate with startups?

Michael Hofmann, Innovation Partner @Visa Co-Creation Center

This year, Visa supports the Innovators‘ Pitch as cross section partner and they are also part of the Travel & Tourism jury. We talked to jury member Michael Hoffmann about how Visa cooperate with startups and about their expectations for our path-breaking startup competition on November 28 at hub.berlin.Weiterlesen

Meet our Partner for Digital Health – Pfizer!  

Home diagnostics, mobile patient care, predictive analytics – startups change the future of Healthcare and we want to support that. Next to IoT and Travel & Tourism, Digital Health is one of our categories at this year’s Innovators‘ Pitch. Early stage startups in this field get the chance to present their innovative solutions at hub.berlin to our high-level jury. And we are glad to have Pfizer as partner for this category.Weiterlesen

Apply for Innovators’ Pitch 2017 – now!

Hooray! The waiting has finally come to an end: As of today, you can apply for the Innovators’ Pitch 2017!

Join our path-breaking competition for early stage startups. Get the chance to pitch your startup at hub.berlin, the interactive business festival for digital movers and makers. Present your innovative ideas in Digital Health, IoT, or Travel & Tourism to the jury and more than 2.500 pioneers, global players, startups, and hidden champions of the digital industry.Weiterlesen

Say hello to our partners! 

We are exited to introduce our main partners for this year’s Innovators‘ PitchPfizer (Digital Health), SAP (Internet of Things) and Airbnb (Travel & Tourism) are supporting our startup competition this year. Each of them will present one category on November 28 at hub.berlin.Weiterlesen

Three Categories – Three Industries!

Major news from Innovators‘ Pitch: our categories for this year’s competition have been determined! On November 28, we will look for the most innovative early stage startups in Digital Health, Internet of Things (IoT) and Travel & Tourism. We are looking forward to many exciting applications in these categories! Our application phase will start in summer.Weiterlesen

Innovators‘ Pitch is back!

Flashforward: #IP17

The Innovators’ Pitch is the path-breaking competition for early stage startups in Europe. Young entrepreneurs get the chance to present their startup to a high-level jury and expert audience at hub.berlin on 28 November 2017!Weiterlesen