Fifty Founders Battle Semifinalists Announced


TechChill is a meeting place for new and aspiring startups and acknowledging that, TechChill is continuing to offer stage time for fifty most promising startups from the Baltics, Nordics and beyond during the Fifty Founders battle. This year 50 teams from 20 countries are competing for the main prize – 10 000 EUR with no strings attached, the fast track to Startup World Cup Finals in San Francisco, advertisement place in Forbes, AWS credits and more. Meet the fifty lucky teams that will pitch their idea on TechChill stage: 

The 10 startups pitching at GreenTech vertical are:

1. Artusystem (Latvia)
2. The Littery (Latvia)
3. Wastefox (Estonia)
4. nect WORLD (Ukraine)
5. R8tech (Estonia)
6. Adianano (Latvia)
7. woola (Estonia)
8. Meredot (Ukraine)
9. EMPYRIO (Latvia)
10. Greenix (Ukraine)

The 10 startups pitching at MedTech vertical are:

1. Magnalysis (Latvia)
2. Nursebeam (Estonia)
3. CastPrint (Latvia)
4. Vigo (Latvia)
5. Kipuwex Ltd (Finland)
6. Šeši Partneriai – BrachyDOSE (Lithuania)
7. Longenesis Limited (Hong Kong)
8. Ligence (Lithuania)
9. VeritaCell (Latvia)
10. Lucero-Bio (Sweden)

The 10 startups pitching at FinTech vertical are:

1. (Estonia)
2. CostPocket (Estonia)
3. Flipful (Latvia)
5. Fertrado (Lithuania)
6. Raison.Ai (Estonia)
7. Winngie Technologies (Turkey)
8. Quppy (Cyprus)
9. AVA – Systems (Australia)
10. Manu LT (Lithuania)

The 10 startups pitching at B2B vertical are:

1. (US)
2. Zelos (Estonia)
3. OROCON (Latvia)
4. LOKI (Turkey)
5. Ubitrack (Bulgaria)
6. Singularity Computing (France)
7. WerBot (Belarus)
8. CxWeb (Denmark)
9. Noscos (Latvia)
10. Adact (Estonia)

The 10 startups pitching at B2C vertical are:

1. (Estonia)
2. Sadie Sparks – Magic Words (Latvia)
3. Dwellet (Finland)
4. YoPlayDo (Latvia)
5. Tassu Passu (Finland)
6. Drivest (Estonia)
7. xTimer (Latvia)
8. Patentbot (Ukraine)
9. DataCalculus (Estonia)
10. Imagery Ward (Ukraine)

We are thrilled that the record number of applications for Fifty Founders battle was received – 261 applications in total. This year all participating startups are divided into 5 verticals – MedTech, GreenTech, FinTech, B2B, and B2C. And as predicted the most applications were sent from such regions as Baltics and Nordics, but every year the event becomes more and more international, and we are very happy to see Australia, Kosovo, Puerto Rico, Gambia, Armenia, and more represented. This year the applications were sent in from 37 countries in total, indicating the global scope of our competition. 

During TechChill Day One, on February 20, the jury will evaluate all fifty startups by their 3-minute pitches on stage. On Day Two, five finalists were chosen by the jury, one from each vertical, who will pitch on the main stage and compete for the prizes. During the final pitch, founders are given the chance to tell their idea not only to the official jury, but also to international investors, business angels, accelerators, media, and to the audience of 2000 people.

TechChill 2020 evaluation jury included Marijus Andrijauskas, Portfolio Principal at Startup Wise Guys, Jonė Vaitulevičiūtė, B2B SaaS Batch 14 Managing Director at Startup Wise Guys, Yina Ye, Investment Analyst at OpenOcean, Egita Poļanska, Head of Operations at Startup Wise Guys, Arta Abasina, Investment, and Operations Director at Overkill Ventures, Voldemars Bredikis, Managing Partner at Commercialization Reactor, Kasper Suomalainen, Investor at Superhero Capital, Andris K. Berzins, Managing Partner at Change Ventures, Uldis Žeidurs at Startup Wise Guys, Ilona Gulchak, Partnerships Manager at Commercialization Reactor, and Matiss Neimanis, Managing Partner at Buildit.

To hear all the pitches and witness the next big thing just starting out, get your TechChill 2020 pass here! 

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