Winners 2017

  • Turbine.AI

    Turbine.AI

    Startup of the Year

    Hungary

    www.turbine.ai

    Description

    Turbine takes trial and error experiment out of the laboratories, and moves it onto their servers that can run millions of experiments in a matter of minutes. Their services help deliver effective treatments to cancer patients faster by combining the most accurate model of human cells with tumor-specific data.

  • ABC Accelerator

    ABC Accelerator

    Best Acceleration / Incubation Programme

    Slovenia

    www.abc-accelerator.com

    Description

    At ABC Accelerator, startups get lectures on various topics from pitching to business development and sales four days per week. ABC is strategically connected to large, multinational enterprises like IBM, Microsoft, Cisco, Oracle and BMW and supported by Harvard and Berkeley Universities.

  • LAUNCHub Ventures

    LAUNCHub Ventures

    Investor of the Year

    Bulgaria

    www.launchub.vc

    Description

    Founded in 2012, the first LAUNCHub fund of €9M, was actively investing until the end of 2015 and has been deployed in pre-seed tickets up to €200K. The former fund backed 62 startups which have attracted more than €20M in follow-up funding. They are currently investing with a ticket that normally ranges between €300K and €700K but they are ready to invest up to €1.5 million in the right startup.

  • Puzl CowOrKing

    Puzl CowOrKing

    Best Coworking Space

    Bulgaria

    www.coworking.puzl.com

    Description

    Puzl CowOrKing areas are designed around the IT community needs - a hybrid between coworking, event and chill spaces. Topped with the social buzz of a neighborhood and designed with the digital folk in mind. They opened their doors in 2015. Since then 400+ people joined to their community. They have been expanding since and have plans to open several new offices across the CEE region.

  • Turbine.AI

    Turbine.AI

    Best AI Startup

    Hungary

    www.turbine.ai

    Description

    Turbine takes trial and error experiment out of the laboratories, and moves it onto their servers that can run millions of experiments in a matter of minutes. Their services help deliver effective treatments to cancer patients faster by combining the most accurate model of human cells with tumor-specific data.

  • SoWat

    SoWat

    Best Social Impact Startup

    Romania

    www.sowat.eu

    Description

    SoWat is a portable water purification system that turns any source of fresh water into clean drinking water, using a mechanical process with no chemicals. One SoWat system can produce enough daily water for 5,000 people, at a monthly cost of just €0.05 per person.

  • Bitpanda

    Bitpanda

    Best FinTech Startup

    Austria

    www.bitpanda.com

    Description

    They make it easy for everyone to instantly access the world of digital currencies and assets with the highest security standards in the industry by connecting the new digital financial world with the old economy.

  • Turbine.AI

    Turbine.AI

    Best Biotech Startup

    Hungary

    www.turbine.ai

    Description

    Turbine takes trial and error experiment out of the laboratories, and moves it onto their servers that can run millions of experiments in a matter of minutes. Their services help deliver effective treatments to cancer patients faster by combining the most accurate model of human cells with tumor-specific data.

  • Bee Smart Technologies

    Bee Smart Technologies

    Best IoT Startup

    Bulgaria

    www.beesmart.tech

    Description

    Bee Smart is a remote diagnostic and monitoring station for any bee hive. The software is based on proprietary bio-based AI algorithms that translates the collected data into actionable statistics and notifications on an intuitive dashboard.

  • Symvaro

    Symvaro

    Best Smart City Solution

    Austria

    www.symvaro.com

    Description

    Symvaro’s flagship project WATERLOO is a powerful tool which assists and helps water providers to organize water meter exchanges and meter readings in several paperless ways, that way mater management cost could be reduced up to 80%.

  • Sara Koslinska

    Sara Koslinska

    Founder of the Year

    Poland

    Linkedin

    Description

    Sara Koslinska is a CEO of Limitless (http://www.limitlessapp.io), a FinTech startup providing a micro investment app to financial institutions willing to engage Millennials. Previously she gained international experience, worked for startups and running her own B2B ventures.

  • EVA Vision

    EVA Vision

    Best Newcomer Startup

    Hungary

    www.eva.vision

    Description

    Eva Vision provides self-navigation for blind and visually impaired people. EVA is a voice controlled eyewear for the visually impaired. EVA’s Artificial Intelligence recognises objects, texts, signs and verbally describes what it sees.

  • Billon

    Billon

    People’s Choice

    Poland

    www.billongroup.com

    Description

    Billon can securely convert traditional cash into digital money. Digitized funds can be transferred P2P or B2B without any third parties charging fees. Transferred money can be kept as digital money or converted back to paper cash.