On Thursday, July 6th, Finals & Awards Ceremony was held at NCSR “Demokritos”, in the framework of the 5th Hellenic Forum for Science, Technology & Innovation, and the MITEF Greece Startup Competition 2017 concluded with the selection of the 3 winners: 1st Prize – Fresh Strips, 2nd Prize – Exclusivi and 3rd Prize – CubeRM.
That was the 3rd edition of the MITEF Greece Startup Competition, an acceleration program that aims to identify promising Greek technology startups and accelerates them to the global market. During an intensive period of workshops and mentoring, all participants had a unique opportunity to improve their business skills, gain hands-on knowledge and valuable input, build their team, network in Greece and abroad and develop partnerships that will help them further up their startup goals.
The competition’s winner, Fresh Strips B.V., is a plastic sticker which gets attached to food or medical supplies packages and indicates if the product is safe by changing color. Their team represents a synergy between EY, TU/e, NTUA, Merck and HighTechXL. In just 3 months they have won the Displaying Futures Award and funding by Merck and the Get in the Ring Netherlands competition (300 applicants). Fresh Strips vision is that every package, food or vaccine will have their strip which will become the world’s most accurate sensor.
The 1st runner up is Exclusivi, that offers hotels intelligence for driving guest spending and interfaces that are easy, engaging & fun. Exclusivi consolidates content & APIs from Hotels, Destination Management Companies & local vendors, providing a seamless guest experience. Their integrations, CRM & Analytics offer unparalleled insights, while their mobile & TV apps, smart WiFi portal and marketing automation enable hoteliers to act on these insights, at scale.
The winners will be awarded a combination of cash, in-kind contribution and services provided by EY, KornFerry | HayGroup, Dracopoulos & Vassalakis LP, Foley & Lardner LLP and Sylipsis.
Furthermore, our invited speakers Conno Christou, Co-founder, Avocarrot, Christos Kontellis, General Manager, BU Enterprise Solutions, INTRASOFT International and Alex Maniatopoulos, CEO, Yodiwo, and winner of last year’s competition, shared their experience and his experience in participating at last year’s MITEF Greece Startup Competition and discussed the opportunities that innovative technology creates.
We want to specially thank the 70 judges, 65 mentors and 16 coaches that through their support made this competition possible. We continue our efforts with all of you on our side as a community growing stronger every day.