FutureNow annually awards the most innovative tech companies from the Central European region. The jury picked top 24 semifinalists from 120+ applicants coming from 12 different countries. These top innovative companies will meet at at X-Bionic Sphere Resort from 19th until 21st October for a special three-day Startup Bootcamp. At the end of the bootcamp, 12 startups will qualify for the finals that will be held on October 24 in Refinery Gallery. The main prize for the winner is 20,000 eur.
Only one startup can receive the 20.000 EUR cash prize, but FutureNow is about more than just winning the competition. FutureNow is about a sense of community and connecting startups from the region with potential investors and corporate partners. Reflecting that is the make up of the bootcamp jury and mentors, with representation from all leading venture capital funds in the region including Speedinvest, Credo Ventures, Neulogy Ventures, Day One Capital and Data Ventures. At the same time, the aim is to create a bridge between the startup and corporate world, connecting them together. Representatives of FutureNow´s corporate sponsors that belong to the most innovative companies in the region are also joining us at the bootcamp, including the likes SwissRe, Tatra Banka, ZSE, Slovak-American Foundation, MasterCard, HB Reavis, O2, Sféra and the Slovak Business Agency.
This year FutureNow received enormous number of applications from 12 countries, but what is more important than quantity is the quality of startups that FutureNow is more than happy to present. These incredible startups are proof of the fact that our region is full of potential and people who are not afraid to create innovative and global businesses. Alphabetically, they are:
Agrobotix is creating an innovative robot machine, for growing organic vegetables, which will be able to do 95% of the farmers work from preparing the soil, spading, planting, manuring, watering and tearing.
Alumined roof box is a combination of uncompromising design, durability, safety, ease of use and quiet operation which can only be dreamed of with plastic roof boxes.
Bank Foundry give businesses with recognizable and established consumer or retail brands the power to provide financial and open banking services for their existing customers or employees using our own cloud-based app, mobile app and customizable payment cards.
Behavera develops online simulation game, that can assess peoples’ soft skills based on their behavior in the simulation.
CleverFarm is farm management platform that integrates available innovations in the agriculture sector with the strong focus on sustainable development.
ContracTool is a Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM) solution, primary focus of which is to help companies streamline, improve and automate their contract management process resulting in lower opex, decreased risk exposure and increased revenue, and secondly a platform that shall transform antiquated contracts industry using AI, machine learning and smart contracts into fully autonomous environment.
Flex TV streams addictive at-home live and on-demand HIIT classes while using an Apple Watch to count reps in real-time and gamify the experience.
GCR makes sure that every patient decision can start with transparent, trusted data first. GCR, all the world’s medical facilities rated with 1-5 score, so that in 60 seconds, you can choose which clinic will give you the best-expected level of quality & medical success.
Glycanostics is developing a diagnostic kit for clinical labs, as well as home tests, to start a new era of early stage prostate and breast cancer diagnostics, much more reliable and cheaper compared to what´s currently a gold standard
GoodAI/Datatree is an automated financial advisory—a platform for enabling behavior change.
GOSPACE Technology platform that uses data transmission via IoT networks to solve parking difficulties. It consists of a smart parking vehicle detector that reliably tracks parking occupancy in particular slots and a permit card that validates parking through a cloud-based server smart parking application. We firmly believe that combining these elements enables solutions to any parking use-case – which is our mission!
Dream Job is a global job searching platform for disabled people.
Innobie/ Eddie offers a digital and modern solution for education. With AR technology it redounds experience-based learning process.
JAASPER offers consumers an easy and affordable access to professional legal advice.
Little Sleeper is developing a mobile application that coaches parents to get their babies to sleep with no-cry baby sleep model.
[n]fibrecare is the first dry sheet nanofiber mask in the world. It´s an European alternative to a Korean flagship product focusing on both advanced technology and a unique user experience.
Rentier.io a smart tool for real estate investors where instead of spending hours analyzing which real estate offer is the best for an investor, the user can easily check any offer on Rentier platform receiving a quick calculation of potential revenue as well as instant cashflow forecast with ratios such as ROI, ROE and IRR – these indicators allow easy comparison of various market offers and choice of the most profitable one.
Secret City Trails is a marketplace for self-guided city discovery games via a web app. During our games people solve a trail of riddles. Along with each riddle, they unlock stories about the sights and area they are in as well as (secret) recommendations to hidden gems and wonderful cafes and bars. We promote cultural heritage as well as local and independent businesses.
Smart Mirror combines design and technology to help people save their time by showing necessary information such as time, weather, calendar, and news. SmartMirror helps B2B clients by collecting data, showing their products and make marketing easier and reachable.
Songoroo is a unique solution bringing to public music tailored to taste of people present at certain moment in certain place.
Specter Hockey, aims to revolutionize hockey tape used by professional and amateur hockey players all around the world by introducing SPECTER HOCKEY TAPE, an innovative product that we have developed with Zdeno Chara, captain of the Boston Bruins.
Sundose is a healthcare technology company dedicated to simplifying consumer health, starting with a 100% customized supplement.
Taskrookie is a marketplace that intelligently networks the supply and demand of customers and service providers. As a result, they offer service companies an unprecedented opportunity to acquire new customers and outsource their entire administrative effort to one platform. Also, private & business customers can all deliver their services on one platform.
YesElf helps people to gain digital skills in visual and very easy and simple way, break any obstacles in moving forward within company. YesElf software platform provide seamless experiences across all web applications and enterprise softwares (like ERP, CRM or HCM) without any additional personal training or support.