The Swiss startup Biowatch, which brings all of your data onto a single wearable, wins the global pitch championship and prevailed over 14 other international startups in the finale on May 22. The startup stood out from over 1,200 submissions from a total of 86 countries. The finale was broadcast live on Facebook and thrilled more than 5,500 viewers worldwide.
The winner of Global Pitch, the world’s largest online pitching competition for startups, has been determined: the Swiss startup Biowatch (www.biowatchid.com) prevailed in the finale of the Top 15 and was able to win over the jury, composed of 100 members, as well as around 70 international partners. More than 1,200 applications were received by DealMatrix, the Vienna-based organiser of Global Pitch. The startups and the jury came were as international — coming from 86 countries — as the initiator of Global Pitch and CEO of DealMatrix Christoph Drescher could have hoped. “86 countries of origin, the international jury from 4 regions of the world — Europe, Asia, Latin and North America, and the Middle East and Africa — show that innovation is global and knows no borders,” said Drescher.
Finale thrilled over 5,500 viewers live on Facebook
Thousands of viewers, extensive commentary, congratulations and likes — all of this happening during the live broadcast of the finals on May 22. The live pitching event was moderated by Juan Guerra, storytelling consultant and startup pitch-master. The tech partner was BSEEN Live, Guerra’s company, and SAMBA live. The innovative event was handled by the Samba Live Webinar Platform, a Web RTC solution by Digital Samba. BSEEN Live specialises in the production of live streaming events for startups, organisations and companies offers custom-made solutions for customer acquisition, customer loyalty, product placement and recruitment.
Global Pitch Winner and Category Winners
For their prize, Biowatch receives the Golden Ticket which includes entry to the most important startup and innovation events (e.g. Bits & Pretzels and 4YFN), a one-week stay in Silicon Valley with 10 hours of mentorship with the ABC Accelerator, a mentorship with 50K ventures, three months of access to Whataventure Innovation Platform, a ticket to the Lisbon Investment Summit as well as a shortlisting with the Minorca Millennials.
Here’s an overview of the category winners:
· Our Planet: Hydrao
· Our Body: Caspar Health
· Our Economy: Tamatem
· Our Information: Symvaro
· Our Cities: Cleverciti Systems GmbH
· Vienna Business Agency winner (winner of Vienna Startup Package): TNS Nanotecnologia
· Crowdvote Winner: Pad-up Creations
“The high standard of the participating startups was impressive — not only with respect to the high degree of internationality but also their pitching and presentation skills. Global Pitch was one of the best pitching competitions that I’ve ever experienced,” says Tanja Sternbauer, jury member and managing partner of StartupLive.
“We would like to thank all of our partners, jury members and the submitting startups for this fantastic experience. And I can proudly announce: we’re already excited for the next round of Global Pitch,” announced Drescher.
Matteo Landi from UNIDO, one of the partners of Global Pitch adds: “At UNIDO we promote entrepreneurship development as a mean of creating employment, foster innovation and economic growth, particularly for youth and women; being part of Global Pitch confirmed that there’s a wealth of innovators, impact oriented entrepreneurs that are ready to implement world changing solutions. It was really impressive to have competitors from so many places, including sub-Saharan countries.”
All information about the event, the winners and awards can be found at https://globalpitch.com
Take a look at the live stream here: https://facebook.com/globalpitch
Founded in 2015, DealMatrix is a SaaS platform for innovation scouting, providing a structured process that helps their customers streamline company applications and profile data, combine opinions of analysts and external advisors, and manage applicants’ ratings and communications – all in one space.