TECH START-UP 2019 Finals shows future star techpreneurs

Cologne, October 30th

The top 12 techpreneurs have gathered at the TECH START-UP 2019 Pitch & Award Ceremony at StartupCon to celebrate their disruptive innovations!

Following the exciting pitches with live evaluation by the jury from Innovation World Cup partners Würth Elektronik, EBV Elektronik, Microtronics, VARTA Microbattery, and High-Tech Gründerfonds and Coparion, the names of the three winning tech start-ups have been revealed. They are (in order of ranking):
1. Finnadvance, Finland
The Medtech start-up from Oulu, Finland develops a miniature chip that mimics functions of a human organ and allows more precise drug discovery.
2. Infrasolid, Germany
Infrasolid works on the infrared emitters for smart material analysis. They miniaturized high temperature infrared radiators that reduce energy consumption.
3. MoNoA, Belgium
MoNoA supports users’ physical and psychological well-being, by detecting and translating stress.

Congratulations for this great success! These top 3 techpreneurs have made a great milestone with the TECH START-UP 2019 AWARD and achieved an upfront position in the tech market. Our international tech corporates and we are looking forward to seeing your business advance further!

Congratulations also to the finalists AFS Agro Flow System, Agricolus, EIE Services (Remetal), Fineway, Kreo Software, LAQA, Livello, and Scarletred! They were selected for the finals out of more than 260 submissions worldwide.

The top 3 will now be part of the prestigious Innovation World Cup® Hall of Fame. Together with the finalists of the TECH START-UP 2019, they will benefit from an extended network with valuable business contacts, and receive supports throughout the year by StartupCon and Innovation World Cup® Series industry partners to make their innovation striking in the market.

And the journey does not stop here! We cannot wait to meet the tech heroes soon again at the world’s leading innovation events:

  • 6th MEDICA CONNECTED HEALTHCARE FORUM with +100 health start-ups in the pitch, November 18-21, 2019, Düsseldorf
  • WT | Wearable Technologies Conference EU, January 27-28, 2020, Munich
  • 11th IoT/WT Innovation World Cup® Pitch & Award Ceremony, 4YFN / Mobile World Congress, February 24, 2020, Barcelona

Do you want to join the leading innovation ecosystem and scale up our business to an advanced level? Join the 12th Innovation World Cup® Series now and realize your goal. The participation is free of charge!

Behind the scenes – StartupCon
StartupCon is an innovation-driven network and business event at C-level based in Cologne, Germany, with the aim of connecting early-stage start-ups with suitable partners, businesses, and investors. StartupCon joining forces with the Innovation World Cup® Series to organize the TECH START-UP 2019 AWARD and the LOGISTICS & MOBILITY START-UP 2019 AWARD.

The Innovation World Cup® Series
The Innovation World Cup® Series is the world’s leading open innovation platform that supports breakthrough innovations to become reality, and connect techpreneurs with international tech corporations.

The Innovation World Cup® Series was initiated by Navispace AG in 2003. Current partners include STMicroelectronics, EBV Elektronik, Würth Elektronik, Microtronics, LOXXESS, AiQ Smart Clothing, Gore, Gemalto and VARTA Microbattery. A panel of international industry experts selects the best solutions based on the level of innovation, marketability, and usability. Participation is free of charge.

Further partners include StartupCon, WT | Wearable Technologies, BIM World MUNICH, CSEM, AlpICT, ACCIO, Business OULU, G2 Startups, Gate Garching, Wolves Summit, Medical Valley, UnternehmerTUM, Team Côte D’Azur, French Côte D’Azur, Innovative City, Innovability, CENSIS, MEDICA, InnMind, ISPO, Polar Bear Pitching, MIT Enterprise Forum Poland, Technoport, THINGS Stockholm, Munich Startup, Engerati, InfoShare, IFJ, IT2Industry, Paris Region Entreprises, Disruptive Week Milan, GZDN, INN.KUBATOR, TechBBQ, TAITRA, Hong Kong Science, Technology Park, Government of Canada, Cluster Digital, IOT Business News, and many more.

Press Contact
Hanh Nguyen | Project & Event Manager