The 5th Southwest-Pitch in “Silicon Luxembourg”
Belval – Luxembourg, September 23rd 2016. The start-up scene of Luxembourg assembled yesterday at Technoport (business incubator and co-working space for innovative start-ups in Belval Luxembourg) to watch the four selected tech-Start-ups Jobninja, Largowind, Lineupr and Yollty present their business models during the 5th Southwest-Pitch – hosted by the SAR.FACTORY and Technoport SA.
In only seven minutes the four start-ups had to convince the expert-jury, investors and LUX business angels of their abilities and business concepts. Afterwards, the audience was given another seven minutes to raise their questions. To select a winner of the competition, everyone voted for its favourite start-up per mobile voting.
The big winner of the evening was Yollty, a young Luxembourgish business that provides rewards for customer engagement. Followed by Largowind, a security service for boats, Lineupr, a mobile event guide app and Jobninja – the “Tinder” for Jobs.
Alexandros Trepeklis, Gerrit Brück and George Tontas from Yollty were visibly happy to have won the leading prize(s). “The whole team is extremely happy! It’s very nice to get the approval from the judges and the prizes are really good.”
- Bertrand Manhe – Genii Capital
- Neil Cocker – Vodafone Group
- Marc Molitor – President Luxembourg Business Angel Network (LBAN)
- Assen Saraiwanow – Director Sales DataXU
The three founders are going to receive a fair number of great opportunities to further develop their business model:
StartupCon (main Sponsor)
provides WILDCARD and free booth to pitch the winning start-up at Germany's biggest start-up conference on Oct, 27th in cologne.
offers free production for an image film or company video
3 months free hosting @Technoport business incubator or 6 months free hosting @Technoport coworking
7°OST Agency for communication
offers professional brand consultation for the winning start-up
Internet Marketing Agency IMA
provides free SEO-Workshop for the team
1st Place: Yollty
The application provides rewards for customer engagement. Select a business, choose the activity (Facebook Sign-ins, Feedbacks, Instagram tags or Store visits) and get a gift card from your favourite store after having performed the activity.
2nd Place: Largowind
On a boat everything can happen! The monitoring service for boats offers a product called “Connected Rope” which can be attached to the rope of a boat and keeps it under surveillance 24/7. The device communicates through the cloud and notifies the boat owners of any problem.
3rd Place: Lineupr
Conferences, Festivals, Workshops, City Festivals and much more - with the mobile event guide Lineupr everyone can create their own event guide online very easily. The web-application makes it possible to communicate an event, engage the guests and receive feedbacks, especially for smaller events with less than 200 guests.
4th Place: Jobninja
The “Tinder for Jobs” connects jobseekers and employers only by a swipe on the smartphones. The market place for jobs without an academic degree provides a Matching of job requirements and professional qualification.
We are very pleased to have hosted another successful Southwest-Pitch and want to say thank you to all of our partners and sponsors!
Special Thanks to our main sponsor StartupCon!