First batch of next TechChill hopefuls named

Next year startup extravaganza TechChill will host the Fifty Founders Battle, a startup pitch competition showcasing the most promising and inspiring startups from the Baltics, Nordics and beyond.

There is still a month left for startups to join this Battle Royale but meanwhile, meet the first 25 teams to take part have been announced.

The competition is hosted in partnership with Startup Wise Guys, the leading B2B, SaaS startup accelerator in Europe which manages the selection process and jury duties. The winner will receive 10 000 EUR, with no equity and no strings attached.

TechChill has grown to become one of the leading tech, startup and entrepreneurship inspiration events in the region. For 2 days on February 8-9, 2018, the event in Riga will host up to 2000 international attendees and around 100 speakers, including CEO’s, founders, and leading minds in fintech, blockchain, VR/AR, AI, hardware, testing, IoT and more.

TechChill has reinvented not just the pitch battle format this year, giving 50 of the most promising startups all stage time on the first day, but also the selection process. Startup hubs and other organizations usually are the birth place for next startup superstars. In addition to open application call, this year TechChill has also invited all its partners - startup associations, incubators, accelerators from all over Europe - to recommend their startups for the Fifty Founders Battle.

So here they are: the first 25 teams to take part in the Fifty Founders Battle! These seed and early stage startups represent 8 countries and a diverse spectrum of fields from healthtech to music. The startups will take the Founder stage during the event on February 8.

Minespider (Germany) turns supply chain due diligence from a service that has to be performed into a commodity that can be purchased.

BudgetMatador (Estonia) helps managers spend less time, money, and mental effort on financial management.

DeepScan (Estonia) helps discover, identify and classify personal data within clients' infrastructure.

Pomodone App (Lithuania) is a productivity timer for your task manager.

CEnOS platform (Latvia) helps industrial SMEs to afford improvement of their in-house product design capabilities and test designs prior to prototyping.

Guestjoy (Estonia) increases revenue and feedback for independent hotels.

Solfeg.io (Latvia) helps music teachers to engage their students to learn music by playing songs they like together.

BeScouted (Lithuania) connects freelancers and demand for mutual projects.

KLEAN (Latvia) provides an easy way for busy people to save time and book a cleaning service.

IngeniumEducation (Latvia) saves 90% of the time spent creating and grading tests for teachers.

Smart Load Solutions (Estonia) reduces the cost of electricity for households.

Droidinex (Lithuania) creates relaxing games for mobile gamers who are stressed.

Diske Inc. (Finland) is an AI lifestyle guidance implementation.

HackMotion (Latvia) provides quantified feedback on human body movement for athletes and coaches.

WeFitter (Spain) turns your business into an active and engaged community optimizing health and engagement.

Autolevi (Estonia) rents great cars nearby.

Zeew (Latvia) allows business to ship products instantly to their clients.

SmartVent (Estonia) creates self-learning centralised HVAC systems for small and medium-sized office buildings.

AirBoard (Latvia) provides search and rescue, military and other mission-critical markets with a rescue air transport.

S-parking (Estonia) is always there when you are running late.

We Openly (Estonia) is a search engine/API to find all government services online in a single place.

VideoDone (Latvia) edits iPhone/GoPro footage for travellers, families and business into videos with help of PRO editors.

TwocanPlay (Lithuania) proposes an offline game for kids and teenagers.

BASH!TODAY (Russia) helps to find a perfect venue for event organisers in 3 clicks.

Soter Analytics (United Kingdom) reduces musculoskeletal injuries for industrial workers.

The next 25 teams will be selected by the jury only from the open call for applicants. All seed and early stage startups are welcome to apply, with no country restrictions. Application deadline January 7, more information can be found here: techchill.co/applications-open-fifty-founders-battle/

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