Webit Congress StartUp Challenge 2012

Webit StartUp Challenge jury and winners

The Challenge

Designed to introduce the most promising startup companies, the Webit StartUp Challenge attracted a total of 503 startups from all over the New Digital Markets and saw 21 selected finalists. The award, provided by the Chairman of e-Academy and founder of Webit Congress, Mr. Plamen Russev, was a free stand at Webit Congress 2012, Istanbul and the opportunity to pitch on stage in front of amazing number of VCs, investors and potential partners during the event.

18 of the finalists were selected by a Jury and the other three joined the pack after an online voting. More than 6000 visitors from 72 countries visited the Congress and the StartUp Village, where the finalists had their booths arranged.

At the end of Webit each of the 21 finalists (from 18 different countries) had 5 minutes to pitch in front of the StartUp Jury. The Jury evaluated the winners by 4 criteria - uniqueness of the concept/technology, market approach, scalability and presentation skills.



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The Winners

1st place

mySugr


by mySugr

www.mysugr.com

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2nd place

Sellbox

 

by Sellbox s.c.

www.sellboxhq.com

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3rd place

InfoDif

 

by InfoDif Co. Ltd

www.infodif.com/en

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Honorable mention

nevaHold

www.nevahold.com

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The Jury

Ben Barokas

GM Marketplace Development at Google

David R. Dean

Senior Partner & Managing Director at The Boston Consulting Group

Robin Wauters

European Editor of The Next Web

Alexander Galitsky

Managing Partner of Almaz Capital Partners and Skolkovo Board Member


Plamen Russev

Chairman of the Board, eAcademy

Sake Bosch

Founder and Managing Partner of Prime Ventures

Matthias Scheffelmeier

Country Representative Ashoka Turkey

Piet Hein van Dam

CEO at Wakoopa



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