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5 Lux companies in Pitch your Startup finals



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The 2017 edition of ICT Spring EuropeCredit: Paperjam archives 

A total of 180 applications were received for this year's Pitch your Startup competition.

In all, 17 companies were selected to compete at the ICT Spring Europe conference on 15 May, where the winners of the Pitch your Startup contest will also be announced.The five Luxembourg companies selected are: Edoo Education, Mu Design, Sniffy, Hopes Luxembourg and Teliportme. They were chosen for their unique approach that combines technology and new business models.

The prizes for this year’s edition are impressive and entirely relevant to fledgeling innovative companies. According to Docler Holdings, “This year, the prizes are equivalent to a total amount of 100,000 euros; of which 50,000 euros are offered by Docler Holding.  BIL will offer €20,000 for the "BIL Innovation Award". The Best Pitch will be rewarded €10,000. The EAEC will sponsor the "Uncle Sam Prize", giving, among other benefits, a direct qualification to the interviews round for the Skydeck competition in California. Nyuko will offer a three-month acceleration programme in Luxembourg. LCI will provide two desks in the coworking open space of the incubator. LHoFT will offer three months of Hotdesk in its office and a year membership including "Strategic Benefits". Luxinnovation will give an "Innovation Service Package". Last but not least, Silversquare will provide three desks in their open space for six months.”

Pitch your Startup is an initiative launched by Docler Holding in 2014, with the collaboration of Luxinnovation. For this 4th edition, the competition includes major Luxembourg players including Banque Internationale à Luxembourg (BIL), EY, the European American Enterprise Council (EAEC), LHoFT, Luxembourg City Incubator (LCI), Nyuko, and Silversquare.