TechHub Academy finalists to compete for pitching at TechChill Baltics announced

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TechHub Riga jury is happy to announce the 10 teams of TechHub Academy 2016! The choice wasn’t easy, since competition is growing fast and TechHub received more than 50 very strong and professional applications from startup teams of 10 countries, including the US, UK, Germany, Poland and Finland.

The startups will participate in mentoring sessions at TechHub Academy on January 10, and compete for an opportunity to present at the Pitch Battle during TechChill Baltics 2016 conference in front of more than 400 industry leaders, international media, investors and potential customers.

The 10 winning teams are:

  • Branchtrack (Latvia), a flight simulator for sales people
  • Riotmakers (Poland), Moodnode - IoT Light Control Solutions
  • Bike-ID (Germany), Bike Protection 2.0 - full protection against bike-theft
  • Deekit (United Kingdom), an online whiteboard for distributed teams and digital nomads
  • Wizard.Finance (Estonia), an app that saves 75% of time accountants spend on receipts
  • (Latvia), a writing platform for emotional content, animated and good looking
  • FOCUSD (Latvia), development of Electronic Shooter Training Systems and software
  • Nordigen (Latvia), helping lenders automate screening of applicant bank statements
  • Giraffe360 (United Kingdom), end-to-end technology for building virtual tours
  • Treamer (Finland), a Tinder for short term jobs and LinkedIn for young people

The startups will receive advice and mentorship from TechHub Academy mentors such as the Co-Founder and CEO at FullContact Bart Lorang (USA), Founder of Funzi and an entrepreneurship coach and lecturer at Startup Sauna and The Founder Institute Aape Pohjavirta(Finland), communications guru and Head of Berlin office at Ballou PR Michaela Krause (Germany), who has run PR campaigns for high-growth technology companies like AOL, App Annie, TransferWise and Pinterest, a seasoned accelerators manager and mentor Tal Catran(Israel), founder of Trusting Systems and managing director at Wise Startup Guys Calum Cameron (Estonia) and founder of Stoneful Gleb Maltsev (Estonia).

Five of the best teams of TechHub Academy will get on the stage at fight at TechChill Baltics 2016 conference and fight at the final Pitch Battle for the attention of investors, international media and potential customers in the audience, as well as the main prize and winners mantle.

Pitch Battle will be judged by experienced investors and mentors, including Co-founder at Superhero Capital and Startup Sauna Juha Ruohonen (Finland), Vice President at Corum Group International Mark Johnson (Sweden), Co-Founder of Practica Capital Donatas Keras (Lithuania) and Tuomas Kosonen (Finland), responsible for online and mobile opportunities at Inventure.


TechChill Baltics 2016

On February 11, the hottest tech and startup conference TechChill Baltics 2016 will bring together a industry leaders, startup and tech entrepreneurs, investors and international media. The conference will host speakers from across the globe, sharing their professional experience on leadership, business growth and creativity, marketing and building a community. See the full agenda:

TechChill Baltics 2016 is supported by Altum, Twino, Monea, Microsoft, TestDevLab, LIVE Riga and the Embassy of Israel. Strategic partner is Lattelecom. Our friends are Voog, Hump, AurumIT, Taxify, Dizaina studija WIG, Comedy Latvia, Practica Capital, LatBAN, Zaļo tehnoloģiju inkubators, Norway grants, BlueBacon and Coffee Inn.

The host of TechChill Baltics is the foundation TechHub Riga, the first and biggest IT and tech co-working space. TechHub strategic partner is Lattelecom. To strengthen the potential of Latvia’s innovations, Lattelecom already supports TechHub Riga, providing the optical Internet at the new premises of the foundation on Kalku Street 12. Lattelecom creates and implements innovations aimed at maintaining the leading position in the industry and providing its customers with wider opportunities for innovations for modern life. TechHub Riga main sponsor isRietumu bank.


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