Founders Games



World's Biggest Startup Challenge
awarded $1 million prize pool


$1 Million was the total prize pool which Webit.Foundation raised from private investors and the exclusive platinum partner Microsoft for Startups of World's Biggest Startup Challenge in 2019 - Founders Games as part of the 11th anual edition of Webit.Festival.

The amount of this year's prize pool is unprecedented worldwide as well as the number of 4078 applications Webit received by startups from all around the world (120 countries)! All finalists received a cheque of $120.000 each from Microsoft for Startups.


The Finalists:


TestCard is a medtech enterprise that has created a “Postcard” with an embedded, pull-out urine test. Meanwhile, an accompanying mobile app provides an immediate result to give the patient a real time awareness about its health status.

Plant-e produces electricity with living plants. While plants are growing, electricity can directly be generated without harvesting the plant. The technology has been developed into early products for decentralized lighting purposes and sensoring.

Diasyst is delivering solutions to simplify diabetes management based on decades of clinical research and proven approaches at Emory University/Healthcare and the Atlanta VA Medical Center. By streamlining complex workflows for the healthcare team, Diasyst is loved by both patients and care teams, and it produces real outcomes without the need for outsourcing management to expensive third-party solutions.

Bruce makes staffing and recruitment easy. For companies we provide a cost-effective option, delivering intelligent candidate matching, reactivity and screening simplicity. For job seekers we are a platform that fits their needs, mobile and easy to use, helping them to boost their careers.

Tiliter teaches checkouts to recognize products without barcodes. Using artificial intelligence our patented system can detect any fruit or vegetable placed in front of the device. Automating the checkout process, saving customers time, reducing checkout lines, reducing plastic waste and optimizing supermarket efficiency.



... and the winner is:


WeFarm - creators of the world’s largest farmer to farmer digital network. The social enterprise that empowers small-scale farmers connect with each other to solve problems, share ideas, and spread innovation. Utilising the latest machine learning technology, WeFarm’s service works both online and over SMS.

WeFarm received  $120,000 award from Microsoft in addition to the investment cheque of $280,000 signed by:


  • The founder and executive chairman of Webit.Foundation Dr. Plamen Russev (www.russev.com),
  • The Managing Partner at IBM, Jesus Mantas,
  • The Director of TMF Group, Diego Pesciatini,
  • The creator of Yahoo! messenger and the Founder & CEO of Youplus, Shaukat Shamim,
  • The Chair of Exponential Medicine of the Singularity University and Stanford Professor, Daniel Kraft and
  • The investors and Partner of Europe's iconic VC - Lakestar, Gilad Novik.



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The Seed Investment


The seed investment is provided by Plamen Russev (chairman of Webit.Foundation, investor and serial entrepreneur) and prominent entrepreneurs and investors.

Тhe form in which the seed investment will be paid out is a convertible loan. The loan will convert into shares of preferred stock upon the closing of a next equity financing (Series A round of financing) at market terms for such an instrument.

There will be 2 tranches. The first tranche will be transferred within a month after winning Webit’s Founders Games.

The second tranche will be released upon achieving certain milestones negotiated between the investors and the winner.

The investment offer is non-obligatory for the startup winner of Webit's Founders Games and subject to standard due diligence processes on behalf of the investors.





Previous Investors

Previous Investors

Attendees

  • 84% Europe
  • 9% USA
  • 7% MENA
  • 5% Asia
  • 1% Rest of the World


WHO MAY APPLY



As far as your company is active in the following disciplines:

Advertising Analytics
& Big Data
Artificial
Intelligence
Augmented
Reality
Biotech
Blockchain Cleantech Clothing
& Fashion
Communications
& Media
Consumer
Electronics
Cryptocurrencies Cyber
Security
Digital
Commerce
Digital
Entertainment
E-commerce &
Online marketplaces
eLearning Enterprise
Software
Fintech Food &
Nutrition
Games
Health Industrial
internet & IoT
Infrastructure Manufacturing tech
& Materials
Med tech
& Pharma
Mobile Money Non-Profit On-demand
Services
Robotics
Smart
energy
Social
& dating
Social
Entrepreneurship
Social Media
& Messaging
Space
Technology
Transport
& Automotive
Travel Virtual
Reality
Wearable
Technology
Xaas

THE OPPORTUNITY

WEBIT.FESTIVAL is to provide startups with a free expo table and 600 free expo tickets.

The startups who qualify shall have access to all attendees of the WEBIT.FESTIVAL - the major and most influential tech and digital global event for CE Europe.

SELECTION

The selection is made on 5 major milestones:

- Team capacity - 10 points
- Project Scalability - 10 points
- Business approach - 10 points
- Marketing approach - 10 points
- Uniqueness of the idea - 10 points

YOUR VALUE

WEBIT.FESTIVAL is the only place where startups meet investors, reporters, the CEOs, CMOs and CTOs of the world's largest and most innovative companies along with the biggest global and regional advertisers. Only at WEBIT.FESTIVAL your startup will have access not only to hundreds of investors but also to major potential partners and clients making WEBIT.FESTIVAL the most StartUp friendly digital and tech industry event.


Hundreds of accredited journalists from all over the world will be present during WEBIT.FESTIVAL, searching for the next great startup. At the event you may meet and connect with editors in chief, editors and correspondents from Wall Street Journal, Mashable, The Next Web, Wired, Bloomberg, Guardian, TechCrunch, e27, Wamda, ITP, Forbes, CNN, The New York Times, Business Insider, The Economist and many more.





Selected Startups





Bulgaria
Startup Name: 15toGO
Category: Travel Stage: Post Seed
Country: Bulgaria
Italy
Startup Name: 221e
Category: Artificial Intelligence Stage: Round C
Country: Italy
Finland
Startup Name: Absolute Module
Category: Smart energy Stage: Post Seed
Country: Finland
Italy
Startup Name: Addi.fit
Category: Other / Digital Footwear Manufacturing Stage: Pre seed
Country: Italy
Poland
Startup Name: Adquesto
Category: Advertising Stage: Post Seed
Country: Poland
United States
Startup Name: AGOPOLIS Coin
Category: Social Media & Messaging Stage: Pre seed
Country: United States
Bulgaria
Startup Name: Agriniser
Category: E-commerce & Online marketplaces Stage: Post Seed
Country: Bulgaria
Spain
Startup Name: Airning
Category: Travel Stage: Post Seed
Country: Spain
Bulgaria
Startup Name: AMPECO
Category: Transport & Automotive Stage: Pre seed
Country: Bulgaria
Poland
Startup Name: AnyMind
Category: On-demand Services Stage: Post Seed
Country: Poland
Macedonia
Startup Name: AppAdm.in
Category: Mobile Stage: Pre seed
Country: Macedonia
Switzerland
Startup Name: APPASSIO
Category: eLearning Stage: Pre seed
Country: Switzerland
United Kingdom
Startup Name: appChocolate
Category: Digital Entertainment Stage: Pre seed
Country: United Kingdom
Portugal
Startup Name: APPURO
Category: E-commerce & Online marketplaces Stage: Pre seed
Country: Portugal
Italy
Startup Name: AreaWFI, integrated system
Category: Other / New ceremony user for every internet activity Stage: Post Seed
Country: Italy
Austria
Startup Name: Areeka
Category: Augmented Reality Stage: Pre seed
Country: Austria
United Kingdom
Startup Name: ArtuData Ltd
Category: Artificial Intelligence Stage: Pre seed
Country: United Kingdom
Czech Republic
Startup Name: ARV Syndicate
Category: Communications & Media Stage: Post Seed
Country: Czech Republic
Lebanon
Startup Name: Augmental
Category: eLearning Stage: Pre seed
Country: Lebanon
United Kingdom
Startup Name: Aurity
Category: Mobile Stage: Pre seed
Country: United Kingdom
Hungary
Startup Name: BankZee
Category: Fintech Stage: Post Seed
Country: Hungary
Romania
Startup Name: Beez
Category: Fintech Stage: Post Seed
Country: Romania
Italy
Startup Name: BioAGI (Bio Artificial General Intelligence)
Category: Artificial Intelligence Stage: Pre seed
Country: Italy
Bulgaria
Startup Name: Biomyc
Category: Biotech Stage: Pre seed
Country: Bulgaria
France
Startup Name: BIOPOOLTECH
Category: Cleantech Stage: Round A
Country: France
Republic Of Korea
Startup Name: BlueVisor
Category: Fintech Stage: Post Seed
Country: Republic Of Korea
Austria
Startup Name: Break Stuff Market
Category: Other / Marketplace & Artificial Intelligence Stage: Pre seed
Country: Austria
France
Startup Name: Bruce
Category: On-demand Services Stage: Round A
Country: France
Spain
Startup Name: Buy Yourself
Category: Fintech Stage: Pre seed
Country: Spain
France
Startup Name: BYSTAMP
Category: Cyber Security Stage: Round A
Country: France
Poland
Startup Name: Car Scanner
Category: Transport & Automotive Stage: Post Seed
Country: Poland
Latvia
Startup Name: Cardio.AI
Category: Artificial Intelligence Stage: Post Seed
Country: Latvia
India
Startup Name: Cerebroz EduTree
Category: Artificial Intelligence Stage: Post Seed
Country: India
Poland
Startup Name: ChallengeRocket
Category: Artificial Intelligence Stage: Post Seed
Country: Poland
United Kingdom
Startup Name: CloseCross
Category: Fintech Stage: Round A
Country: United Kingdom
Bulgaria
Startup Name: Colibra
Category: Fintech Stage: Post Seed
Country: Bulgaria
Denmark
Startup Name: ConnectedYou
Category: Industrial internet & IoT Stage: Post Seed
Country: Denmark
Austria
Startup Name: Cybershoes GmbH
Category: Virtual Reality Stage: Post Seed
Country: Austria
United Kingdom
Startup Name: Cyclr
Category: Enterprise Software Stage: Post Seed
Country: United Kingdom
Germany
Startup Name: Dandelin
Category: Health Stage: Pre seed
Country: Germany
Austria
Startup Name: Danube Tech
Category: Enterprise Software Stage: Pre seed
Country: Austria
Austria
Startup Name: DealMatrix
Category: Enterprise Software Stage: Post Seed
Country: Austria
United States
Startup Name: Diasyst
Category: Med tech & Pharma Stage: Round A
Country: United States
Germany
Startup Name: DigitalTwin Technology
Category: Other / VaaS Stage: Pre seed
Country: Germany
United States
Startup Name: DigsFact
Category: Fintech Stage: Pre seed
Country: United States
Hungary
Startup Name: DoBox
Category: Consumer Electronics Stage: Post Seed
Country: Hungary
Germany
Startup Name: e-bot7
Category: Artificial Intelligence Stage: Pre seed
Country: Germany
Hungary
Startup Name: e-Fásli
Category: Med tech & Pharma Stage: Post Seed
Country: Hungary
Netherlands
Startup Name: ECG-Excellence
Category: Health Stage: Pre seed
Country: Netherlands
Israel
Startup Name: Eco Wave Power
Category: Other / Renewable Energy- Wave Energy Stage: Round A
Country: Israel
Bulgaria
Startup Name: Escreo
Category: Manufacturing tech & Materials Stage: Post Seed
Country: Bulgaria
United States
Startup Name: EXL Inc.
Category: eLearning Stage: Post Seed
Country: United States
Germany
Startup Name: ExpertLead
Category: E-commerce & Online marketplaces Stage: Post Seed
Country: Germany
Turkey
Startup Name: Fazla Gıda/Whole Surplus
Category: Social Entrepreneurship Stage: Post Seed
Country: Turkey
Bulgaria
Startup Name: FEIA
Category: Enterprise Software Stage: Round A
Country: Bulgaria
Bulgaria
Startup Name: Flat Manager
Category: Travel Stage: Pre seed
Country: Bulgaria
United States
Startup Name: Flyt Aerospace
Category: Transport & Automotive Stage: Pre seed
Country: United States
Armenia
Startup Name: ForestBerg
Category: Cleantech Stage: Post Seed
Country: Armenia
Portugal
Startup Name: Fractal Mind
Category: Other / Gamification Stage: Pre seed
Country: Portugal
Bulgaria
Startup Name: FragaX
Category: Robotics Stage: Round A
Country: Bulgaria
Ireland
Startup Name: Genie in a Headset
Category: Virtual Reality Stage: Pre seed
Country: Ireland
Germany
Startup Name: GLUCE
Category: Other / Gluce offers StartUp as a service Stage: Pre seed
Country: Germany
United States
Startup Name: GLYD
Category: Travel Stage: Pre seed
Country: United States
United States
Startup Name: Goffee
Category: Food & Nutrition Stage: Post Seed
Country: United States
Czech Republic
Startup Name: GREYCORTEX
Category: Cyber Security Stage: Post Seed
Country: Czech Republic
United Kingdom
Startup Name: HiP
Category: Fintech Stage: Post Seed
Country: United Kingdom
Switzerland
Startup Name: Hivemind AG
Category: Industrial internet & IoT Stage: Round B
Country: Switzerland
Denmark
Startup Name: hiveonline
Category: Fintech Stage: Post Seed
Country: Denmark
Finland
Startup Name: Hookle Inc.
Category: Advertising Stage: Pre seed
Country: Finland
Bulgaria
Startup Name: I Rise Mechanics 357
Category: Med tech & Pharma Stage: Round A
Country: Bulgaria
Lithuania
Startup Name: iDenfy
Category: Artificial Intelligence Stage: Post Seed
Country: Lithuania
France
Startup Name: Influbook
Category: Social Entrepreneurship Stage: Post Seed
Country: France
Israel
Startup Name: Inova Diamonds
Category: Augmented Reality Stage: Post Seed
Country: Israel
Spain
Startup Name: JNB Music
Category: Advertising Stage: Pre seed
Country: Spain
Serbia
Startup Name: JourneyTree
Category: Analytics & Big Data Stage: Post Seed
Country: Serbia
Portugal
Startup Name: Keep Warranty
Category: E-commerce & Online marketplaces Stage: Pre seed
Country: Portugal
Germany
Startup Name: Kokoro
Category: Enterprise Software Stage: Post Seed
Country: Germany
United Kingdom
Startup Name: LeftShift IT
Category: Enterprise Software Stage: Post Seed
Country: United Kingdom
United States
Startup Name: LikeBank
Category: Fintech Stage: Pre seed
Country: United States
Bulgaria
Startup Name: LogSentinel
Category: Blockchain Stage: Post Seed
Country: Bulgaria
United Kingdom
Startup Name: Lumen Research
Category: Advertising Stage: Post Seed
Country: United Kingdom
Turkey
Startup Name: Mall IQ
Category: Analytics & Big Data Stage: Post Seed
Country: Turkey
Germany
Startup Name: Mapstar
Category: Augmented Reality Stage: Post Seed
Country: Germany
Bulgaria
Startup Name: Microweber
Category: Digital Commerce Stage: Post Seed
Country: Bulgaria
Turkey
Startup Name: Mind Rockets Inc
Category: Social Entrepreneurship Stage: Post Seed
Country: Turkey
Lebanon
Startup Name: Modeo Systems
Category: Manufacturing tech & Materials Stage: Pre seed
Country: Lebanon
Austria
Startup Name: Music Traveler
Category: E-commerce & Online marketplaces Stage: Pre seed
Country: Austria
Portugal
Startup Name: Musicasa
Category: E-commerce & Online marketplaces Stage: Pre seed
Country: Portugal
Spain
Startup Name: MusicList
Category: Digital Entertainment Stage: Post Seed
Country: Spain
Italy
Startup Name: Musify
Category: Games Stage: Pre seed
Country: Italy
Italy
Startup Name: MYAPPFREE S.R.L.
Category: Advertising Stage: Post Seed
Country: Italy
Singapore
Startup Name: MYCASH ONLINE
Category: Fintech Stage: Post Seed
Country: Singapore
Sweden
Startup Name: MYTOZ
Category: Advertising Stage: Round A
Country: Sweden
Bulgaria
Startup Name: Nasekomo
Category: Biotech Stage: Post Seed
Country: Bulgaria
India
Startup Name: NLPBOTS
Category: Artificial Intelligence Stage: Post Seed
Country: India
Germany
Startup Name: nok
Category: E-commerce & Online marketplaces Stage: Post Seed
Country: Germany
Germany
Startup Name: NOYS VR
Category: Virtual Reality Stage: Post Seed
Country: Germany
United Kingdom
Startup Name: Nurturey
Category: Health Stage: Post Seed
Country: United Kingdom
United Kingdom
Startup Name: Ocyan
Category: Blockchain Stage: Pre seed
Country: United Kingdom
Spain
Startup Name: OpSeeker
Category: Fintech Stage: Pre seed
Country: Spain
Latvia
Startup Name: OROCON
Category: Analytics & Big Data Stage: Post Seed
Country: Latvia
Portugal
Startup Name: Parcela Ja
Category: Fintech Stage: Round A
Country: Portugal
Netherlands
Startup Name: Plant-e
Category: Cleantech Stage: Round A
Country: Netherlands
Latvia
Startup Name: PlayGineering
Category: Artificial Intelligence Stage: Post Seed
Country: Latvia
Bulgaria
Startup Name: POWER DRONE
Category: Robotics Stage: Round A
Country: Bulgaria
Slovakia
Startup Name: Predictale
Category: Clothing & Fashion Stage: Post Seed
Country: Slovakia
Spain
Startup Name: QUO Health
Category: Med tech & Pharma Stage: Post Seed
Country: Spain
Norway
Startup Name: Rebartek
Category: Robotics Stage: Pre seed
Country: Norway
Netherlands
Startup Name: ReCheck
Category: Blockchain Stage: Post Seed
Country: Netherlands
Bulgaria
Startup Name: Rouster
Category: Consumer Electronics Stage: Pre seed
Country: Bulgaria
Russian Federation
Startup Name: Sarafan Technology
Category: Advertising Stage: Post Seed
Country: Russian Federation
Netherlands
Startup Name: SciSports
Category: Artificial Intelligence Stage: Round A
Country: Netherlands
Belgium
Startup Name: Sensolus
Category: Industrial internet & IoT Stage: Round A
Country: Belgium
Russian Federation
Startup Name: Skychain Global
Category: Health Stage: Post Seed
Country: Russian Federation
Poland
Startup Name: Smabbler
Category: Artificial Intelligence Stage: Post Seed
Country: Poland
Greece
Startup Name: Spanner CI
Category: Industrial internet & IoT Stage: Post Seed
Country: Greece
Germany
Startup Name: Spearad GmbH
Category: Advertising Stage: Post Seed
Country: Germany
Netherlands
Startup Name: Stack
Category: Other / Internet Launchpad / Browser Stage: Pre seed
Country: Netherlands
Spain
Startup Name: Stayforlong
Category: Travel Stage: Round A
Country: Spain
Macedonia
Startup Name: Stornest
Category: Other / Insurech & Datatech Stage: Pre seed
Country: Macedonia
Ukraine
Startup Name: Stripo
Category: Digital Commerce Stage: Pre seed
Country: Ukraine
Switzerland
Startup Name: Swiss Medical Union SA
Category: Biotech Stage: Pre seed
Country: Switzerland
Belgium
Startup Name: Tappable
Category: Communications & Media Stage: Post Seed
Country: Belgium
Turkey
Startup Name: Tazi
Category: Artificial Intelligence Stage: Post Seed
Country: Turkey
United Kingdom
Startup Name: TESTCARD
Category: Health Stage: Post Seed
Country: United Kingdom
Germany
Startup Name: Tiliter
Category: Artificial Intelligence Stage: Pre seed
Country: Germany
Switzerland
Startup Name: tomsfive
Category: Enterprise Software Stage: Round A
Country: Switzerland
Albania
Startup Name: TrinityWiz
Category: Analytics & Big Data Stage: Pre seed
Country: Albania
Denmark
Startup Name: Truelinked
Category: Xaas Stage: Post Seed
Country: Denmark
France
Startup Name: UNIRIS
Category: Blockchain Stage: Post Seed
Country: France
United States
Startup Name: Uplancer, Inc.
Category: E-commerce & Online marketplaces Stage: Pre seed
Country: United States
United States
Startup Name: UXReality
Category: Artificial Intelligence Stage: Pre seed
Country: United States
Italy
Startup Name: Veontime
Category: Enterprise Software Stage: Pre seed
Country: Italy
Slovenia
Startup Name: Viberate.com
Category: Analytics & Big Data Stage: Post Seed
Country: Slovenia
Italy
Startup Name: VirtuItaly
Category: Digital Entertainment Stage: Post Seed
Country: Italy
Switzerland
Startup Name: Voice Care
Category: Health Stage: Pre seed
Country: Switzerland
United States
Startup Name: WANDA MAPS
Category: Travel Stage: Pre seed
Country: United States
United Kingdom
Startup Name: Wefarm
Category: Food & Nutrition Stage: Post Seed
Country: United Kingdom
Germany
Startup Name: Wieblebub
Category: Blockchain Stage: Pre seed
Country: Germany
Finland
Startup Name: Wowanders
Category: Travel Stage: Pre seed
Country: Finland
Singapore
Startup Name: X0PA AI
Category: Artificial Intelligence Stage: Post Seed
Country: Singapore
Bulgaria
Startup Name: Xenia Solutions
Category: Money Stage: Post Seed
Country: Bulgaria
Estonia
Startup Name: Yanu
Category: Robotics Stage: Post Seed
Country: Estonia
Germany
Startup Name: Zana
Category: Health Stage: Pre seed
Country: Germany
Bulgaria
Startup Name: ZenEarth VR
Category: Virtual Reality Stage: Post Seed
Country: Bulgaria
United Kingdom
Startup Name: zio health
Category: Biotech Stage: Post Seed
Country: United Kingdom