This year's TechChill pitch battle hopefuls named

Startup and entrepreneurship event TechChill has announced the names of the 50 hopeful companies laying it on the line in this year's Fifty Founders Battle.

"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 Silicon Vikings Startup
World Cup Finals in San Francisco, advertisement place in Forbes, AWS credits and more," the organizers said.

In all 261 applications were received and divided into 5 "verticals" (startup speak for "groups"):
MedTech, GreenTech, FinTech, B2B, and B2C. The most popular vertical was the B2B with 80 applications. As well as applications from the Baltics and Nordics, there were also applicants from
Australia, Kosovo, Puerto Rico, Gambia, Armenia, and elsewhere, with 37 countries represented in total.

“We see global trends having an impact on the applications we receive, for example, this is the first year we have so many greentech startups applying, and fintech still remains as one of the most popular areas for the Baltic startups. The record number of applicants also indicates that the need for exposure to investors, media and the general public, as well as feedback for startups is growing, and we are proud to provide startups with such a platform and opportunities during the conference,” said TechChill's Madara Ermansone.

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.

During the eight previous TechChill conferences startups such as Precision Navigation Systems, TrackDuck, Edurio, Nordigen, Sprayprinter, Anatomy Next, have competed and won the Fifty Founder battle. 

The 10 startups pitching at MedTech vertical are:
1. iLoF - intelligent Lab on Fiber (Portugal)
2. Nursebeam (Estonia)
3. CastPrint (Latvia)
4. IPDx (Estonia)
5. Kipuwex Ltd (Finland)
6. Šeši partneriai - 6P (Lithuania)
7. Longenesis Limited - 6P (Hong Kong)
8. Ligence (Lithuania)
9. VeritaCell (Latvia)
10. Lucero-Bio (Sweden)

The 10 startups pitching at GreenTech vertical are:
1. Absolute Module (Finland)
2. The Littery (Latvia)
3. Wastefox (Estonia)
4. PowerUp Fuel Cells (Estonia)
5. R8tech (Estonia)
6. Adianano (Latvia)
7. woola (Estonia)
8. Meredot (Ukraine)
9. EMPYRIO (Latvia)
10. InfyU Labs (India)

The 10 startups pitching at FinTech vertical are:
1. EVOestate.com (Estonia)
2. CostPocket (Estonia)
3. UVAS (Poland)
4. HOTLINE.FINANCE (Ukraine)
5. Upswot (Ukraine)
6. Raison.Ai (Estonia)
7. Winngie Technologies (Turkey)
8. Quppy (Cyprus)
9. AVA - Systems (Australia)
10. Haylend (Estonia)

The 10 startups pitching at B2B vertical are:
1. ActiveChat.ai (US)
2. Zelos (Estonia)
3. Kudo (US)
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. HUGO.legal (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)

TechChill is a startup community non-profit that hosts the largest tech event in Latvia on February 20-21 in Riga. A two-day agenda across two stages will include 100 speakers, including experienced founders, innovators, startup community leaders, tech media, investors and top experts in their field, with several opportunities of formal and informal networking. More information: techchill.co

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