Start-up Challenge – that is how you start a business!
This year’s edition of Start-up Challenge saw almost 250 entries.
The jury faced a difficult task of selecting the best idea. Among them were an app to manage “use by” dates of products, an educational 3D print ecosystem, a solution enabling to create particles that selectively bond in nuclei of cancer cells and might be used as drugs transporters, a system enabling treatment of asthma and COPD that has evolved from breath-controlled games, a subscription for pet health care and many, many others.
We are presenting 100 most interesting start-ups that entered Start-up Challenge in 6 categories. Eighteen of them made it to the final stage and competed in front of the audience of the largest business event in Central Europe – the European Economic Congress and European Tech and Start-up Days – gathered in the International Congress Centre in Katowice as well as viewers following the LIVE coverage of the competition on computers, tablets and smart phones, thus increasing chances for a company to attract an investor or a business partner and catch the interest of the media.
Here is the shortlist of Start-up Challenge 2020 and 6 winners in particular categories:
BUSINESS PROCESSES. Management, business intelligence, ICT, cybersecurity, logistics, and HR
Blockchain Development Foundation
Grow Uperion S.A.
ICsec S.A. – winner in the category
MC2 Innovations Sp. z o.o.
Semoni Sp. z o.o.
CLIENT & LIFESTYLE. Retail, customer experience, e-commerce, fintech, edutech, gaming, sport, and the leisure industry
Gamehag – winner in the category
Heavy Kinematic Machines Sp. z o.o.
Iconic Art Spirit Sp. z o.o.
Mirror Investment Sp. z o.o.
THE ENVIRONMENT. Environmental protection: technologies for climate, organic farming, smart energy, the use of raw materials, and waste recycling
Hugo Green Solutions
NataLab Sp. z o.o. – winner in the category
Power Maize Sp. z o.o.
Smartta Sp. z o.o.
SOLHOTAIR Sp. z o.o.
WAAM Sp. z o.o.
HEALTH & BIOTECHNOLOGY. Medicine, health, medical technologies, pharmacy, and biotechnology
BIOmesh Sp. z o.o.
Biotts – winner in the category
CelVet s.c. Monika Jezierska, Monika Marczak
Deventiv Sp. z o.o.
ENforce Medical Technologies Sp. z o.o.
Instytut Biotechnologii i Medycyny Molekularnej
Mediprintic Sp. z o.o.
MEDORION Sp. z o.o.
Protein Capture Science
Zabezpieczenie Endoprotezy Stawu Biodrowego
NEW INDUSTRY. Industry 4.0, robotics, automation, production systems, new materials, and the space industry
AI BUSTERS Sp. z o.o.
Progresja Space – winner in the category
Proteco Machines Sp. z o.o.
TRADITION & MODERNITY. Traditional industry, the energy industry, telecommunications, transport, and construction
KPMP – winner in the category
Silencions Sp. z o. o.
The winners were selected and awarded during an award gala of the European Tech and Start-up Days on September 3rd 2020.