Under the frame of TechChill conference in Riga, SEUA16 Latvia has announced the six winners of their national StartUp Europe Awards 2016. The national Final Ceremony in Latvia, organized by the country manager “Latvian Association of Public Relations Professionals (LASAP)” has been last out of 13 events awarding best startups of 2016 in Europe which will now compete in the European Final in Brussels next spring.
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National jury evaluated the performance of the previous year on the basis of the applications received, as well as in a wider context, on the basis of their expert-level knowledge of the Latvian startup industry as a whole.
Mrs Inese Vaidere, MEP from Latvia and ambassador for StartUp Europe Awards, delivered the diplomas to the winning startups. The role of the ambassador in this competition is to support local startups and entrepreneurs. “Latvia is not a country with inexhaustible natural resources, but we are smart and educated people who are able to create products with high added value. Latvia clearly has the potential to become a centre in Europe, offering a stimulating and supportive environment in which businesses grow and thrive” – said Mrs Inese Vaidere.
The winners of the SEUA16 from Latvia are:
In the Creative Category Mozello the world’s easiest to use website builder.
Nordigen which offers transaction categorization for improved credit scoring, is the winner in Fintech Category.
In the Green Category the winner is Conelum a biotechnological startup focused on development of rapid microbiological diagnostic tests for food and drink industry companies.
Anatomy Next is augmented reality, web based software for medical education and healthcare professionals, and the winner for HEALTH Category.
The winner in ICT Category is Notakey, a smartphone based solution for strong & smooth authentication and authorization.
Finally, Rention a Property Management Platform that helps you overview and control all your estate from A to Z, is the winner in the Smart Cities Category.
“Latvian Association of Public Relations Professionals (LASAP)” decided award a special prize for achievements in public relations to 4SmartStreets.
SEUA also applauds efforts of media in supporting development of startup ecosystem in Latvia by awarding three media outlets – Labs of Latvia, LSM.lv and technology blog Kursors.lv who during the past year drawn particular attention to Latvian entrepreneurial activities by promoting creative tech ideas to broad Latvian audience.
SEUA has so far brought together more than 1,000 startup applications and 13 national awards ceremonies on the continent, with more than 80 startups awarded. Startup Europe Awards has been called The Eurovision of Startups, identifying the role models for startup ecosystems across the Europe.
StartUp Europe Awards, an initiative promoted by the European Commission, has the support of the President of the Committee of the Regions, several members of the European Parliament as ambassadors and is implemented by Finnova in collaboration with StartUp Europe.