TechChill will host the Fifty Founders Battle, startup pitch competition showcasing the most promising and inspiring startups from the Baltics, Nordics and beyond. There is only a month left for startups to apply for the open call for the Fifty Founders Battle. Meanwhile, meet the first 25 teams to take part, recommended by our community partners.

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

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 our community partners – startup associations, incubators, accelerators from all over Europe – to recommend their startups for Fifty Founders Battle. Using their knowledge of local ecosystems, the startup organizations had the opportunity to recommend teams from their respective countries. The recommended startups were then reviewed by the Startup Wise Guys jury team, who selected the best teams.

Meet 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. (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 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 agenda will devote time to discuss trends and the future, as well as in-depth discussions on the present and future of tech communities, the role of investors and mentors, differences in the tech ecosystems and their growth, as well as the biggest challenges startups face – growing, selling, hiring, scaling.

About TechChill

TechChill is a startup community non-profit that hosts the largest tech event in Latvia on February 8-9 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. The most promising startups from the Baltic Sea region – from the Baltics, Nordics and Central Eastern Europe – will meet and match with global investors and business angels. More information:

About Startup Wise Guys

Startup Wise Guys (SWG) is the leading B2B startup accelerator in Europe and among top 10 early stage investors in the Nordic region. SWG has accelerated more than 70 companies with founders from over 30 countries and have completed 7 cohorts in Tallinn and one in Riga, Latvia, with currently 9th program finishing in Latvia. Portfolio includes companies like VitalFields (exited to Climate Corporation, 2016), PublishDrive (raised series A, 2017), as well as, Investly, Wolf3D, Anatomy Next and others. Besides extensive and experienced alumni network, SWG also has a large family of more than 150 mentors, investors and partners from all over the world. More information:


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