2019

Startup of the Year

Description

A high growth potential startup not older than 5 (five) years of age founded in the country from where they are participating.

Best Newcomer

Description

Startup with up to 2 years of age that has shown the greatest development over the last year based on growth, innovation and impact with the product/service.

Founder of the Year

Description

Founder of a high growth potential startup that has shown notable achievements over the last year in terms of great customer growth and/or sales, funds raised, uniqueness and/or impact of the product/service and leadership.

Investor of the Year

Description

An individual or company that has displayed the best investment acumen over the last year. This could be for example as an exit, early investment of a notable startup, or realization of an earlier investment.

Best Co-working Space

Description

A co-working space that deserves the recognition for its services, support and resources to fast-growth tech startups, and for creating a culture and environment that fosters innovation.

Best Accelerator/Incubator Program

Description

A fixed-term, cohort-based, mentorship-driven program that helps and empowers entrepreneurs to foster the growth of their innovative companies by providing tools, resources, connections, knowledge and expertise.

Ecosystem Hero of the Year

Description

An individual known by passion for entrepreneurship and ability as well as willingness to help startups and entrepreneurship grow. Key words: Passion, pay-it-forward, ability and willingness to use experience and/or ability to help.

Best Virtual Teamwork Solution

Description

A startup that has shown the greatest development over the last year based on growth, innovation and impact with a product or service that solves connectivity between people, companies or teams in a smart, engaging way, with the potential to shape the future of connectivity, especially in times of crisis and social isolation.

People's Choice

Description

An Individual or company that got the most accumulated votes through out the national and regional round.

Ambassadors

Ondrej Svoboda

France

Co-Founder of Startup Safari Paris

Daniela Esposito

Italy

Advisor at Zolaio

Bernardo Martinez

Spain

Business Manager at IVC

David Seoane Vilariño

Spain

Project Manager at FoundingBox.com

Elena Villa

Spain

Teams Direction and Management

Regional Jury Board

Phil Hughes

United Kingdom

Victoria Gago

Denmark

Philip Delvecchio

USA

Robert Napoli

USA

Panis Pieri

Cyprus

Maryrose Francica

Malta

Aida Aicha Bodian

France

Franca Perin

France

Ricardo Marvão

Portugal

Margarita Kyprianou

Cyprus

José-Maria Súnico

Spain

Steve Zerafa

Malta

Jose Antonio Blanco

Spain

Michele Osella

Italy

Jarek Bialek

Malta

Silvia Pulino

Italy

Ioannis Pappas

Greece

Antigoni Lymperopoulou

Greece

Alessandro Gigante

France

Ana Vella

Malta

António Lucena de Faria

Portugal

Vassilios Bartzokas

Greece

Kyla Mitsunaga

USA

Alexandra Choli

Greece

Alcino Pascoal

Portugal

Nancy Brito

Portugal

Tiago Figueiredo

Portugal

Jenifer Bunis

USA

Anastasios Vasileiadis

Greece

Mostafiz Uddin

Bangladesh

Giulia Imperatrice

USA

Mari Carmen Ampiée Vigil

Spain

National Jury Board

Alice Vatta

Italy

Matteo Allais

Italy

Veronica Mariani

Italy

Gianmarco Paris

Italy

Dario Olivero

Italy

Carlos Fernandez de la Peña

Spain

Eduardo Diaz Sanchez

Spain

Lolla Rebollo

Spain

Mari Carmen Ampiée Vigil

Spain

Robert Napoli

Portugal

Federico Mammano

Portugal

Tiago Figueiredo

Portugal

Ricardo Marvão

Portugal

Aida Aicha Bodian

France

Franca Perin

France

Panis Pieri

Cyprus

Maryrose Francica

Malta

Margarita Kyprianou

Greece

Jarek Bialek

Malta

Southern European Winners 2019

Startup of the Year

Italy

Oval Money

Description

Oval is the smart way to manage finances.
It allows to Pay smart, Track spending, Save and invest automatically.

Best Newcomer

Italy

Origami Organics

Description

A baby’s apparel brand. The clothes are made of organic cotton and milk fiber. The fabrics are natural, eco-sustainable and rich in beneficial properties for better care of the baby’s skin, respecting the environment and the people who make it.

Founder of the Year

Italy

Fabrizio Perrone | Buzzole

Description

Fabrizio is a serial entrepreneur, a visionary and a perfectionist. started his entrepreneurial career in 2008 As a mentor at the Branson Center Entrepreneurship for Virgin Unite and has not stopped since then pursuing Ambitious projects such as Buzzoole.

Female Role Model of the Year

Italy

Lucia Dal Negro | De-LAB

Description

Geographer specialized in the economy of poor countries, she engages SMEs in international development with De-LAB. Including vulnerable stakeholders is her polar star, since ever and wherever.

Best Social Impact Startup

Italy

BionIT Labs

Description

BionIT Labs is an innovative startup that develops innovative Medical Devices by applying IT technologies to bionics, with the aim of @Turning disabilities into New Possibilities”. The first device developed is Adam’s Hand, the world’s first fully adaptive bionic hand.

Best Blockchain Startup

Italy

Ecosteer

Description

Converting IoT devices into tokenizable data streams that can be shared and controlled by their owners, automating GDPR consent management.

Investor of the Year

Italy

Paola Bonomo | Italian Angels for Growth

Description

Paola Bonomo has worked in leadership roles at technology companies such as Facebook, Vodafone, and eBay. Today she is a Non Executive Director in public and private companies. Since 2009, she has invested in technology startups with Italian Angels for Growth.

Best Coworking Space

Portugal

Avila Spaces

Description

Avila Spaces is the innovation leader in the market for flexible workspaces in Portugal.
It offers a premium environment with the latest technology, where companies can grow in a sustainable and dynamic way.

Best Accelerator or Incubator Program

France

Axeleo

Description

Axeleo is the 1st acceleration platform for Enterprise technology and B2B digital startups. Their mission is to operationally support startups during the phase of intense growth during which startups grow from 10K€ to 100K€ MRR, in 12 months. To achieve this, the acceleration platform is composed of a partnership of 60+ entrepreneurs and top executives with an international track record, a dedicated accelerator, and a VC firm with 45M€ under management (Axeleo Capital).

Best FoodTech AgriTech Startup

France

Feed

Description

Feed. is a French Smart Food company that provides complete and delicious meals that come in a variety of forms. Balanced, convenient and affordable, our meals are vegan, gluten-free, lactose-free, GMO-free and made in France.

Best Smart City Solution

Spain

Situm Indoor Positioning

Description

After 5 years, with its technology deployed in more than 6.000 buildings of more than 70 countries, Situm has become an international reference in indoor positioning-based solutions to guide and track people with high precision, minimal infrastructure and fast deployment.

Best Student Startup

Italy

Mabasta

Description

Social start-up created by the students for students, to counter and, above all, prevent all forms of bullying and cyberbullying in the school.

Best Health Tech Startup

Greece

Advantis Medical Imaging

Description

Advantis makes medical imaging more accessible, user-friendly and data-driven by merging it with cloud technology. Discover Advantis’ pure web-based #neuroimaging platform #BrainanceMD which is used for the diagnosis of severe #brain pathologies https://advantis.io/md

Best Space Startup

Spain

Alén Space, S.L.

Description

Alén Space provides full space missions from design to service delivery, the whole process under one roof. Alén the expertise of several space missions 100% successful in orbit. Join the final frontier of business with Alén Space.

Best Creative Industry Startup

Greece

Owiwi

Description

Backed by the latest scientific research and cutting-edge technology, Owiwi offers companies accurate insight into potential candidates, so they can choose the right person for the job and minimize the chance of bad hires.

Best Migrapreneur of the Year

France

Aline Sara | NaTakallam

Description

NaTakallam offers high-quality in-demand language services, including translation, online language teaching and tutoring, as well as cultural exchange services, delivered by refugees and displaced persons.

Best Startup Ecosystem Initiative

France

France Digitale

Description

France Digitale acts as a lobbying organization when it comes to defending the interests of the startup community in France. It’s the biggest startup network in Europe, with 1500 startup members and 100+ VCs.

Best e-Commerce Startup

Italy

Homepal

Description

Homepalit, the 1st Italian #PropTech agency that helps customers buying & selling houses faster and stress-free, with a game-breaking fee structure:

Low fees
Digital Process: from meetings to contract signing
Fully transparency: properties value calculated by AI.

Best Civic Startup

Italy

WiseTown

Description

WiseTownProject offers a new way to approach urban management that enhances the effectiveness of the urban planning strategy and modernizes public services

Best Smart Factory Startup

Italy

Mark One

Description

Mark one provides medium and large manufacturing companies with our 3D printers – and the expertise necessary to ensure that additive manufacturing is successfully implemented and the production process is changed.

Partners in 2019

Municipality of Turin
Italian Ministry for Technological Innovation and Digitalisation (MID) Italian Ministry for Technological Innovation and Digitalisation (MID)
Italian Ministry for Economic Affairs and Cooperation (MISE) Italian Ministry for Economic Affairs and Cooperation (MISE)
Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAECI) Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAECI)
Italian Trade Agency (ITA) Italian Trade Agency (ITA)
Paola Pisano Italian Minister for Technological Innovation and Digitalisation Paola Pisano Italian Minister for Technological Innovation and Digitalisation

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