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February 12, 2019

Who is the weXelerate startup 2018?

In order to answer this question we created the weXelerate Startup Award. More than 150 startups have participated in our three weXelerate Accelerator programs. All of them were evaluated by a top selected jury according to certain criteria. 14 startups were selected that way. In a public online voting five finalists were chosen, one for each category:

Media

App Radar – improve your app store visibility and attract more users

Energy & Infrastructure

DAGOPT – experts for mathematical models

Banking & Insurance

LABEST online – certified real-time risk-management

Industry 4.0

Linx4 – manufacturing data business

Cross-Sectional Technologies

Naoris – the first holistic cybersecurity blockchain-based ecosystem

And the award goes to …

At the award night on February 12, 2019 more than 100 guests from renowned national and international companies followed our invitation to an exclusive event. Benjamin Rohé, Managing Director of the German Tech Entrepreneurship Center, gave the keynote speech “Corporate Innovation & Other Disasters” focussing on the success of startups. According to Rohé “innovation and entrepreneurship are crucial in order to be successful as startups. But if you want to have long-lasting success, your company also needs structures such as networking, coaching and financial support”. He further emphasised that “the weXelerate ecosystem offers startups the best prerequisites to turn visions into specific solutions that are wanted on the market.”

After Rohé’s speech each one of the five finalist startups presented their business ideas in a three minute pitch. The decision was definitely not an easy one. However, only one of the finalists went home with an award.

The Startup Award goes to DAGOPT. Franz Haller, Chief Executive of DAGOPT thanked weXelerate for a great opportunity. “weXelerate was just what we needed.”, he explained. He furthermore emphasised that “The opportunities the hub offered us were manifold. We have learned a lot in the past few months. The networking was great and we were happy that so many great startups were in the same batch as us.”

Places 2 to 5 went to

2. Linx4

3. LABEST online

4. App Radar

5. Naoris

Congratulations to all the winners.

The winners as well as the guests enjoyed the rest of the evening with drinks and networking.