European Start-up Competition
As part of BUILDs Online International Conference on URBAN JUNGLE // SUSTAINABLE CITIES IN THE MAKING, WU launched an European Start-up Competition.
// Get to know the winning teams //
WeavAir and EET won the two business packages worth 1200€ each containing a 3h Design Thinking Workshop and 3h individual coaching on Pitching, Sales and Strategy by professional business coaches from Green Innovation Group and City Facilitator.
farmNOW won the Viennese package offered by the Vienna Business Agency worth 1000€ containing 5 hours of selected mentoring out of a pool of experts adapted to the needs of the startup. Additionally they also won the individual 1h training on nature-based solutions by experts of the University of Lorraine.
WeavAir offers proactive end-to-end software & hardware solutions for air distribution systems that prevents the spread of air contamination and infection, while saving energy and reducing operational and maintenance costs. Hereby, its software is based on algorithms that detect, diagnose and predict issues before they become serious.
EET developed ‘SoulMate’, an innovative solar panel which allows its users to produce their own electricity on their balcony. The tool only needs to be plugged in and 100% of the generated electricity is fed into the user’s own power supply. On top, unused electricity will be stored and can be used when no sun is around.
farmNOW is Vienna’s first shared vertical farm, where customers can rent ready-to-grow spaces without needing to worry about the technology and know-how behind vertical farming.
Besides the three main prizes, individual prices were also given out by BUILD partner institutions:
Worm Systems did not only win the community prize, but also the individualized prizes of 1h Training on Design by professionals at the IAAC Institute and 1h of hands-on feedback from Econick.
Ecoten received the 1h hands on feedback session from Plant-e.