THE ULTIMATE CHALLENGE
THIS WAS A BLAST: my very first time at the #StartUpChallenge presented by @Swisscom.
The day was full of sparkling stars, yet there was a tough plan to follow. 10 startups - 10 pitches. 12 minutes pitching and then they had to answer the jury’s questions.This was soooo thrilling – I totally dove in, right away. I sneaked around and got all the insider news and could listen to the pitches, almost in the front row.
I’ve been welcomed by the lovely Nadja Herr, organizer of the event. She showed me around my workplace of the day – and, guess what, guys: There was a room only for the reporter staff! Of course, I marked the door with a sticker - just to let everyone know i’m here and they should better be ready for an interview with me. ;)
I did pack my huge beachflag this morning, and I started to set up my station. So, from that moment on, everybody got it. Nina is they are finished with their pitch. - Got that, they for sure have shaky knees, right now.
The name of the first startup? Exeon Analytics. David is pitching about analyzing traffics and he tells us what makes his startup stand out from other analytics systems. What a convincing performance!
Next is HumanAI - It’s all about human intelligence interacting with machine intelligence. Users shall have full access to control their personal data. Pitched by CEO & CO Founder Dr. Remo Frey. Wowsies!
Round 4: Sentifi collects and ranks relevant financial news, then processes messages every month to deliver actionable insights. Founded and magnificently presented by Anders Bally.
The tummies are happy now – after a yummy lunch. It goes on with:
The 7th Startup named as Futurae pitched by Sandra Tobler.
This Startup wants to make authentication processes easier and safer for users and companies. They have 3 products on the market: Authentication Suite, Strong Authentication and Transaction Authentication. Pretty interesting!
With the pitches done, the jury had to decide for the five winners traveling to Silicon Valley. In my video, you can truly feel the thrill of it all:
I totally share their enthusiasm – I had such an awesome day, doing exactly what I love to do. Now, I have to pack my camera, mike and beach flag and wave goodbye.
See you next time, folks.