TECH START-UP 2018 Pitch & Award Ceremony – 18 Sept 2018

Are you ready for the top innovators that according to our international jury will fundamentally change the tech sector?

Together with StartupCon we welcomed creative tech heads to compete for becoming the TECH START-UP of 2018! The international jury picked out the most budding solutions that will be presented live at the Pitch & Award Ceremony held on September 18th 2018 3 PM at StartupCon.

WHAT: TECH START-UP 2018 Pitch & Award Ceremony

WHEN: September 18 2018 at 15:05 – 16:05 (60 min)

WHERE: Main stage at StartupCon (level 1), LANXESS arena at Willy-Brandt-Platz 3, 50679 Cologne, Germany

Join this C-level business event and connect with early-stage startups, forward-thinking investors and market leading corporates! It’s the perfect chance to get connected to the key German market players, build new valuable connections with investors and potential partners via 1:1 pitches and get an idea of what is coming next from our front-runner start-ups!

More information about the TECH START-UP 2018 competition can be found here!


15:05 Introduction to TECH START-UP 2018
Christian Stammel – Founder of Innovation World Cup® Series
15:10 TECH START-UP 2018 Finalist pitches
EmotionAI – Next-generation audio intelligence empowering smart solutions
audEERING Gmbh – Martin Wöllmer (CIO & Co-Founder)
Happy customers with AI-powered payment reminders
CollectAI – Steve Emecz (CCO)
Seniors are the future – ello, the electric walker
eMovements GmbH – Max Keßler (CIO)
Generating energy intelligence from smart meter data
GreenPocket GmbH – Thomas Goette (CEO)
Hybrid Core – The future of data center management
gridscale GmbH – Marc William Harriss (Entrepreneur in Residence)
i1BOX – your “off cloud” cloud
i1BOX GmbH – Roland Orlik (CEO & Founder)
LORIOT. Connecting the Internet of Things.
LORIOT – Yannik Kopp (Board Member & Business Development Lead)
Technological debt collection
PAIR Finance GmbH -Robert Witte (Corporate Development Manager)
Big Data, Baby Steps – Building services through custom API and streaming protocol/server
SEP Solutions/Onni Care – Erasmus van Niekerk (Co-Founder & CEO)
Ahead of the pack – Driven by technology
Shipcloud GmbH – Markus Kreipl (CFO)
Healthy Cooking Made Fun, Social & Interactive
SmartyPans Inc. – Prachi Baxi (Founder & CEO)
Error 404 – Page Not Found? UG – Sebastian Thoss (Founder)
Tip Crop Oasis: flavor and microgreens for everyone
Tip Crop – Michael Setton (CEO)
Unfold your potential
Tracktics GmbH – Ben Bruder (CEO)
CIDO – Come in and drop off
Uniberry GmbH – Julian Wulf (Co-Founder & CEO)
The AI solution to Europe’s office energy consumption problem
vilisto GmbH – Christoph Berger (Founder & CEO)
Wanderwatch – Smartwatch for outdoor play
Wanderwatch – Ellie Karssemakers (Co-Founder & CEO)
ORA-X: Disrupting the experience
Optinvent – Kayvan Mirza (CEO)
Rooom – Democratizing the third dimension
rooom AG – Hans Elstner (CEO)
15:50 TECH START-UP 2018 Award Ceremony
16:05  End


Learn more about the international tech jury experts who selected the top 20 finalists of the competition.

Good luck to all the finalists!
We look forward to seeing you in Cologne!

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