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STKTK is the Polish winner of Gastronomy category

Country: Poland

Category: Gastronomy

Project Aim: providing tools for fast and precise stocktaking for bars, restaurants and cafes. By uploading data automatically to the cloud by connecting your phone to the Bluetooth scale, the tasks schedule for employees and the control of the company’s workflow will be then easily made by the manager.

What is the problem to solve?

We think that some of the difficulties that restaurants owners and managers face get neglected by technology companies. One of them is beverage stocktaking.

It’s extra hard for gastronomy business to deal with their stocktaking. Not only they have to account for all the bottles they have in inventory, but they also must calculate the amount of liquid left in open containers. It’s important to get that right, and there are not many technologies that can help with that

What does STKTK do:

STKTK is an innovative stocktaking solution for gastronomy business. Using newest technologies (Bluetooth low energy, cloud, real-time data) we created a multi-platform application, which makes managing a bar, café or restaurant easier, less time consuming, automated, and much cheaper.

The main goal of STKTK is providing tools for a fast and precise stocktaking. All you need is connect a phone to our Bluetooth scale. Stocktake data will be automatically uploaded to the cloud, so it can be analysed on any computer or mobile device by the manager of the owner.

Stocktaking is a long and laborious process. It requires at least one working day. Traditional solutions are time consuming and expensive.

With STKTK restaurant owner gets access to our platform and smart scale. The measurement takes only a few seconds, and our algorithms guarantee its accuracy. The data is immediately sent to the cloud. This way you always have access to them, no matter where you are or wat device you are using.

STKTK also helps you generate and manage restaurants documents. That is the end of paper orders or reports. The owner can inspect the records online and download them in Excel format.

CEO’s testimony:

We are delighted with the recognition our idea received. Most of the StartUp’s in the space focus on consumer side problems, like food delivery, table bookings or restaurant ratings. We think that some of the difficulties that restaurants owners and managers face get neglected by technology companies. One of them is beverage stocktaking. Winning SEUA17 Poland in the category of Gastronomy means for us that we are not the only ones that recognize the issue and what we are going in the right direction.

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SPECPRAWNIK.PL is the Polish winner of Legal category

Country: Poland

Category: Legal

Project Aim: broadening access to justice for everybody.

What does SPECPRAWNIK.PL do:

SPECPRAWNIK.PL is a marketplace for people searching for lawyers. We provide users with innovative ways of presenting lawyers and their specialization, experience, reviews and certificates. Our solution enables customers to receive from lawyers a free legal advice, both online and over the phone. We also offer a convenient system with ready-to-buy legal services. The reason we wanted to join SEUA is to present our solutions, which aims to broaden access to justice for everybody.

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HYPER POLAND is the Polish winner of Green Category

Country: Poland

Category: Green

Project Aim: travelling is a necessity and an essential part of life. Transport models have become more complex and individualized. The solution developed by HYPER POLAND aim at revolutionizing transports of the 21th century – ultra fast, affordable and completely Green.

What’s HYPER POLAND:

Hyper Poland is a multidisciplinary team of experts (engineers, architects, and business developers) working on the development of a new model of transport: a vacuum train called The Hyperloop. The goal of our startup is to create technical solutions, conditions and specifications for new technologies that are indispensable for launching the first line of Hyperloop in Europe.

What does HYPER POLAND do:

We want Poland and Europe to have their own contribution to the development of the foundations for this new technology, and to be one of the pioneers by constructing the first commercial Hyperloop line. To implement the whole Hyperloop system, new technologies are necessary that require new innovative ideas and solutions from many fields of science. They can be developed in Europe by European enterprises and scientific institutions.

Hyperloop combines the advantages of trains and aircrafts, and the same time eliminates the disadvantages of currently dominant means of transport. In a globalized world, transport of people and goods is fastly growing, but the current infrastructure is not able to meet the increasing demand for transport services. Both, passenger and freight hyperloop vehicles move in tubes with low vacuum conditions and thus can reach speeds of up to 1,200 km/h, while consuming up to 1.000 times less energy than in the normal atmospheric conditions at sea level. The vehicles will move without contact to the ground, using magnetic levitation and air bearings, accelerating and stopping using linear motor.

Power systems will include renewable sources, i.e. perovskite solar cells, and more efficient wind turbines (up to 50-60% of energy generated for hyperloop tubes) and will be integrated with dedicated energy storage systems via intelligent, partially al-based, energy management system that will optimize the power consumption. Autonomous pods will have real-time energy optimization of velocity profiles that will bring additional energy savings.

With its door-to-door approach, hyperloop serves the exact transport demand and therefore eliminates inefficient decelerations and accelerations for unnecessary stops. Hyperloop can be defined as an ultra-fast fully electric intercity metro for passengers and goods, which can contribute to a significant reduction of traffic with gasoline-powered passenger cars and trucks between cities and therefore have a positive impact on the environment. Furthermore, hyperloop will produce less noise pollution.

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ZWERYFIKUJFIRME.PL is the Polish winner of Fintech category

Country: Poland

Category: Fintech

Project Aim: Verifying companies credibility based on more current (1 month old) and reliable (source of data about transactions) data. The whole process is automated and machine learning algorithms are introduced.

What is the problem to solve?

In our core team, we combine strong financial and IT skills. We have two statutory auditors and Data scientist on board. Basing on our experience in corporate finance we are aware that there is an information gap on the market about the financial standing of micro and small companies in Poland. Our innovative products can solve this problem.

What does ZWERYFIKUJFIRME.PL do:

In ZWERYFIKUJFIRME.PL, we analyse financial data from Standard Audit File for Tax (SAF-T) to conclude about current standing of companies. Standard Audit File for Tax is an international OECD standard introduced in seven European countries so far.

What did ZWERYFIKUJFIRME.PL accomplished?

We have already entered the market with a product for statutory auditors – a tool to support financial audit process. Right now, we are developing our products for financial institutions in cooperation with one of the biggest banks in Poland. We are working as well on an internet platform for companies seeking reports that automate most time-consuming audit procedures.

It is the first time in the history when there is such huge amount of unified financial data available. We wait for the chance to be the first player on this market.

On What ZWERYFIKUJFIRME.PL is currently working:

We are currently working on four innovative concepts (all of them are based on the same mechanism):

  1. Intermediation between companies seeking to verify counterparty’s credibility: we will provide reports summarizing main financial indicators of verified company retrieved from its SAF-T files.
  2. A reliable certification program for companies: basing on data from SAF-T files, we will present a list of financial data characterizing company that seeks our certificate to prove its credibility.
  3. A tool to assess creditworthiness both potential clients and for periodical credit standing review of debtors: having more current data about clients, the financial institution will be able to react quickly to worsening situation of debtors. Moreover, as a response to the new requirements of IFRs 9, we offer a possibility to monitor current standing of borrowers and apply prospective look in establishing impairment of loans basing on most current and reliable data from SAF-T files.
  4. Tools to support financial audit process, both internal and external: we offer excel reports that automate most time-consuming audit procedures.

CEO’s testimony:

For me as CEO of Zweryfikujfirme.pl, winning StartUp Europe Awards 2017 in FINTECH category in Poland shows that our business idea has gained recognition. It gives me the certainty that we can successfully solve real problems that our clients are facing, and we can provide them with the most desirable commodity in XXL century – with most current information.

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PREGNABIT is the Polish winner of the E-Health category

Country: Poland

Category: E-Health

Project Aim: supporting health care professionals to bring every pregnancy to the happy end.

What does PREGNABIT do:

Early detection of threats to mother and baby, including through CTG measurements, may have a real impact in quicker medical response during pregnancy. PREGNABIT system enables CTG monitoring of pregnant women at anytime and anywhere. Our mission is to support health care professionals, to bring every pregnancy to the happy end.

CEO’s testimony:

StartUp Europe Awards 2017 recognition is very important to the whole Pregnabit Team. We work very hard to bring every pregnancy to the happy end. We strongly believe that StartUp Europe Awards 2017 will help us to fulfil our mission.

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BZB UAS is the Polish winner of Agritech category

Country: Poland

Category:  Agritech

Project Aim: BZB UAS works integrating a drone with multispectral sensor, which gives the possibility to monitor agricultureand forest areas. From the data collected, it selects the appropriate quantities of fertilizer, finds macronutrient deficiencies and asses the condition of the grasslands and erosion on the slopes.

What does BZB UAS do?

Thanks to the help of the drone, we are able to generate large production savings and protect our environment (ground water) from contamination with excess of nitrogen fertilizer.

Our value proposition is fully autonomous Unmanned aerial system type VTOL (vertical take-off and land). It is a hybrid that combines the advantages of multirotor (drone) and plane.

Over 80% of aviation accidents (large and small- “drone” aviation) are caused by the human factor. By creating fully autonomous hybrid, we limited human factor in the aerial operation to a minimum.

Aircraft solution requires special launcher or hand throw to start the mission. With VTOL we need only a few meters of space to do the same. Aircraft have also problems with landing- its structure in susceptible to damage. Only multirotor or helicopter solution allows vertical take-off and land, but they have few disadvantage -lower operating range and flight speed.

Currently drones released for the commercial market do not have sufficient power resources to complete their tasks during long missions. Flight time of 20-90 minutes is definitely not enough to satisfy the most demanding customers. Our solution allows up to 4 hours of flight.

We have a working prototype and we are currently starting the commercialization.

CEO’s testimony:

Representing our country and Europe is a great distinction for our company. The nomination shows that drones and their various applications in the future will occupy a significant place in our world.

For me, as the CEO of BZB UAS company, the nomination to the European final gives Great satisfaction. We know that we are doing something very important and necessary for people, but understanding it by other people is invaluable and gives us more power to hard work.

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Poland has chosen nine startups for the European final of StartUp Europe Awards

Under the frame of Startup Poland Global, an educational program for Polish startups and scale-ups helping them work on global expansion strategies, were chosen the nine startups which will represent Poland in Brussels, for the final of StartUp Europe Awards. This program selected 50 high potential startups that participated in three-day intensive course where they improved their pitches, listened to serial entrepreneurs’ stories of success and failure, and acquired legal and business background on moving operations abroad. During the pitching finals, the jury of venture capitalists and entrepreneurs rated startups performance on stage.

They selected the winners that will receive a tailored workshop on building global strategies and scaling, at the end of January 2017, and will go to the final of SEUA. Startup Poland Global is enabled by the United Way Worldwide and funded by Citi Foundation.

These are the startups selected to represent Poland in 9 categories in the final of Startup Europe Awards:

In the ICT Category the winner is DeepDoc; a project aimed at early detection of risk of depression using machine learning to analyze activity in social media, they diagnose the risk of depression at a very early stage.

Jumbster ,the winner in TOURISM Category, is an application to save on fuel; with this app you are able to find and buy the cheapest fuel in your area.

In the HEALTH Category was selected Pelvifly, a comprehensive, mobile system of prophylaxis and rehabilitation of pelvic floor muscles dysfunction.

Piece of cake provides the opportunity to easy splitting your bills for your friends, workmates and in every place, where you just need divide the bill. This startup will represent Poland for FINTECH Category.

Ronzo is aimed to empower consumers with delicious cricket-based products with natural ingredients, no artificial chemical substances or semi-processed products; and it is the winner for the GREEN Category.

Smartbox, wich creates a comprehensive Smarthouse system based on cloud computing, was chosen as the winner for ENERGY Category.

The winner for SOCIAL Category is Socialgamer, a search engine in the computer gaming industry focused on the rapid and precise searching for partners to create the perfect team.

Sense  produces wireless, mobile and intelligent sensors and designs measuring systems. Sense was chosen to represent Poland in the CITIES Category.

For the CREATIVE Category the winner is RoboCamp which enhances STEM education using LEGO robot building and visual programming.

Startup Europe Awards recognizes the effort of the European startups in five levels (local, county, regional, national and European) in ten categories: Creative, Energy, Fintech, Green, Health, ICT, Smart Cities, Social, Tourism and Water. Each involved country will recognize the best local startups which will have the chance to compete to be awarded as the best European startups, in the Final ceremony to be held first quarter of 2017 in Brussels. For this reason, StartUp Europe Awards is “The Eurovision for Startups”.

StartUp Europe Awards is promoted by the European Commission and supported by the President of the Committee of the Regions, several members of the European Parliament as Ambassadors and it is implemented by Finnova Foundation in collaboration with Startup Europe.