Sweden’s largest and most spectacular un-conference for start-ups (at all stages) and investors (of all sorts) in the digital realms is back to the (cardboard) display! Sweden Demo Day is held at Münchenbryggeriet on 12th December 2017. A wonderful day brimming with passionate and enthusiastic game-changers.
Today at Swedish App Scene, we will showcase the 6 winners of Sweden Demo Day 2017. A big congratulation to these winners!
Silicon Valley Potential Award
Univrses has been developing a mobile VR positional tracking solution that uses only the regular camera on a phone. Furthermore, the company is also an alumnus member of SUP46, a startup hub for digital enterprises, based in Stockholm.
Female Founder of the Year
Anddd the award goes to Katarzyna Hess-Wiktor! She is the founder of the app, Minnity. This is a Swedish application that provides key information and tips for caring for individuals with dementia in a person-centered way.
Katarzyna also works as a Project Manager at Swedish Care International.
Coala Heart Monitor was awarded Best Pitch out of 100 finalists! This startup is a unique Swedish medical innovation that enables self-screening and analysis of your heart – anytime, anywhere. A smart security service for your heart. <3
Startup Community Supporter of the year
She is also an advisor at ORB Music Format, Performance SK8 Europe AB and a Sweden international ambassador of SUP46!
Most Promising Startup
Newsvoice is the news app where you can set the agenda of the news. You are the voice of the news yourself!
In essence, they are building a B2B network for sales and donations for all great food and beverages!
It was a wondrous day filled with excitement and power-packed pitches almost every hour. To borrow a Chinese maxim:
“One minute of glory on stage
Ten years of hard work off stage”
Although the pitches are only a minute, everyone has toiled for years before they could go up on stage for that 60 seconds.
The entrepreneurial journey is not easy, often arduous and tedious. Day in and out, we fight for an intangible vision, unsure where the next pitch, day or event will take us. To all startups out there, hold on tight, follow your processes and never give up! Winning a prize is external validation for the efforts toiled, but the ultimate validation comes in when your true customers feedback that you have left a positive impact on them!
As the jingling of bells rings near, ‘tis the season to recharge, refresh and gear up for the new year ahead! 😊 Here’s to more pitches, growth, and acceleration next year!