December 14 was competition day at AtomLeap. Four startups that participated in our previous accelerator program, Smart Wearables x Textiles, gathered on that day to demonstrate their ideas and products by pitching them to an audience of tech enthusiasts. At stake was a grand prize worth €10.000, and the winning team was determined by a jury comprised of investors and experienced professionals. The event was open to the public.
Among the presenting teams was Ghost, a company that is now enrolled in the new iteration of our accelerator program, the AtomLeap High-Tech Accelerator. Obviously, Ghost enjoyed the support of the other teams in the AtomLeap High-Tech Accelerator, |pipe| and LiveEO, which rooted for them.
The demo day started with a keynote speech by Christian Rickerts, State Secretary of the Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises. Dr. Robin Tech, AtomLeap’s CEO, hosted the event, which featured incredible demos by startups Shortcut, AiServe, Smarterials and Ghost. The four companies are working on the following ideas:
AiServe Technologies is developing pedestrian navigation solutions to make walking safe and accessible to everyone.
Ghost is developing a non-invasive orthosis that will enable those that have lost some of their sensory abilities to regain feeling in their extremities and empower them to lead normal lives.
Shortcut is working on a prosthesis add-on in the form of a wristband to facilitate easier interaction between prosthesis users and computer interfaces.
Smarterials’ product are surgical gloves that will protect surgeons from infectious bodily fluids. The gloves have a reduced risk of perforation and warn the user about potential tears.
Choosing between such worthwhile products and hard-working teams was no easy task, but the jury had to select a winner. And the winner waaaaaas….Ghost, which had the most compelling pitch on this occasion. The Ghost team was overwhelmed to win the Smart Wearables x Textiles Demo Day competition, and said that they would use the prize money to further develop their prototype. According to Ghost co-founders Bella and Laura, winning the award was a boost of motivation for them.
To wrap up the event, attendees and presenters alike took advantage of the food, drinks and opportunities to network with like-minded people and potential supporters.
We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all the participating startups and the winning team. We cannot wait to learn more about your progress in the coming months!