The European Commission launched a call for women led tech startups to apply and get an exciting opportunity to pitch their projects in front of a jury formed by investors and startup programme representatives. Many projects applied of which the top ten projects were invited to present their ideas at the Digital4Her conference in Brussels in front of a jury.
The projects had to be EU based, (co-)owned by a woman bringing an innovative business related to the digital sector. The top 10 projects pitched their ideas and the jury awarded each of the proojects with exciting prizes.
- Amelia Santos, co-founder Innuos (Portugal) won the Europass ticket to one of the top European innovation and tech startup conferences and events powered by Startup Lighthouse. Innuos develops High-Fidelity Digital Music Players that are transforming the way we listen to music.
- Aviaja Borup Lynggaard, CEO CxD Aps (Denmark), won an investment sparring session with the Nordic Angel Program. Hotspots,which is an interactive learning tool, will have a private online dealroom in Startup Includer, where the project will receive feedback about their growth plans, guidance to access the Nordic market and a potential investment from the region.
- Francesca Boccolini, co-founder Sonicjobs (UK) - Virtual Recruiter for Hospitality and Retail, pitched and won a ticket for the PODIM conference 2019, which is the biggest and most influential startup conference in the European Adriatic & Balkans.
- Sara Colnago, co-founder of Swascan (Italy) also won the ticket to PODIM conference 2019 for the project on the cybersecurity & GDPR compliance platform in Cloud, SaaS & pay for use.
- Natalia Rincon, co-founder, won with CHAOS Architects (Finland) a place at the Mind the Bridge Startup School, a 4-week program in San Francisco and London for those interested in startup technology. Chaos Architects is a cloud-based AI platform that, through data analysis and crowd insights, creates favourable conditions for businesses and citizen initiatives.
- Jennifer Kanary, Founder of Labyrinth Psychotica (The Netherlands), was awarded one ticket to the Tech Startup Day 2019. The project provides psychosis simulation workshops that help to reduce stressful incidents at work, or at home and to strengthen empathy skills.
- Joann O'Brien, CEO, won with medrec.io (Ireland) the other ticket to the Tech Startup Day 2019. The project facilitates a connected health care system that allows free flow of data in a secure way across all participating providers.
- Leen Segers, co-founder of LucidWeb (Belgium) was awarded the Global google for entrepreneurs passport and launchpad accelerator. This prize gives an exclusive 1-year access to all Google Campus and 25 Google-supported startup community spaces around the world.
- Cecile Renault, business developer at Gadface (France) pitched Switch Up and won one week of Soft-Landing Stay in a chosen destination ((Paris/ Berlin/ Netherlands/ Vilnius/ Silicon Valley). Switch Up is a digital platform that allows people moving to another location to choose a local consultant to help them with their move.
- Leitha Matz, COO Zuper (Germany) won the Google Launchpad mentorship, a one year global acceleration programme with training and network opportunities for her project, an easy-to-use app that aggregates all of your accounts in one place to help control your finances using smart defaults, notifications and gamification and AI.