5 Startups That Will Represent Finland In The Final Of StartUp Europe Awards

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This year's StartUp Europe Awards made it to the Nordics. Here are the 5 startups that will represent Finland in the SEUA finals:

More than 16 startups from six cities all over Finland were competing for the prestigious StartUp Europe Awards in a National StartUp Europe Awards Pitch Competition, brought to Finland this year by the Nordic Female Business Angel Network (NFBAN) and sponsored by NewCo, Helsinki Business Hub, Nordea and, Slush.

The organizer NFBAN received 22 applications from Kotka to Turku and Tampere. 16 semi-finalists were invited to an online pitching event on November 16th. Each startup had a time slot of 10 minutes, during which they were pitching their company for 5 minutes and had 5 minutes to answer questions from 6 members of the jury, representing experts from 3 different countries with diverse industry backgrounds, active and well established within the startup ecosystem.

The high quality of presentations made jury’s task of selecting finalists and a winner quite a challenge. In the ceremony held at Newco on 24th of November, from a shortlist of 8 finalists, were chosen five outstanding startups to represent Finland in the European final of StartUp Europe Awards.

Category: ICT

PromoRepublic, a Finnish SaaS that helps Small Businesses and Marketers create amazing social media posts based on the context of the day: holidays, trends and events, will represent Finland in the ICT Category, and they also received the first prize at the Pitch Competition.

Category: Energy

For the energy category, the winner is Tespack, specialized in providing a complete mobile energy experience by combining latest technology and renewables with a focus on the generation of energy on-the-go.

Category: Social

Heimo, the anonymous & safe online community for untellable stories, was chosen in the category of social.

Category: Tourism

For the tourism Category, the jury chose DUARA, a platform for communities in low-income countries to offer home stay experiences to impact-minded travelers.

Category: Health

Finally, Bryom which turns smartwatches into a personal safety system replacing most elderly care wearables, devices and sensors with a single nice looking smart watch, will represent Finland in the category of health.

StartUp Europe Awards is promoted by the European Commission and supported by the President of the Committee of the Regions, several members of the European Parliament as Ambassadors and it is implemented by Finnova Foundation in collaboration with Startup Europe.



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