Photo : Jean Diederich (KurtSalmon/APSI), Guillaume Tryhoen (DH), Andras Somkuti (DH), Karoly Papp (DH), Stojan Rudan (wondermags), Jeffrey John (DH), Nicolas Valaize (luxinnovation) et Marton Fulop (DH).
Docler Holding is pleased to announce Wondermags as the winner of its first start-up pitching contest, organized in collaboration with Luxinnovation, the National Agency for Innovation and Research, and its ICT Cluster. The event took place last night at Utopolis and gave 17 Luxembourg startups the opportunity to present their company in front of a jury from Docler Holding’s management. The event also gathered around 100 people from the investment, ICT and startup scenes from Luxembourg.
“It is the first time that we organize such an event and surely not the last one. Our goal is to actively support the Startup and ICT ecosystem of Luxembourg. Listening to these talented entrepreneurs reminds us how our company started ten years ago in a garage, driven by a couple of young and enthusiastic entrepreneurs”, said Gyorgy Gattyan, Founder and Owner of Docler Holding.
Each start-ups were granted 3 minutes and 33 seconds to present their project, followed by 2 minutes of questions and answers. The startup with the best pitch and, as such, the winner of the contest, received a 50.000€ prize and a 6 months package of complimentary services with Nyuko Luxembourg.
“The Jury has decided to support the startup that captured best the spirit of innovation, creativity and passion. The one that, we believe, could really make a strong contribution to the ICT and business scenes in Europe and maybe even overseas. The jury unanimously picked Wondermags but I have to admit that we were impressed with the quality of the projects presented”, explained, Karoly Papp, Co-Founder and CEO of Docler Holding.
“Luxinnovation accompanies startups, notably in their growth phase and, with its ICT Cluster, gathers ICT players in Luxembourg. Luxinnovation was therefore delighted to support such an initiative and strongly encourages private players to take part in the startup scene in Luxembourg, as Docler Holding just did”, said Jean-Paul Schuler, Director of Luxinnovation.
Wondermags is a self-publishing platform for the free creation, distribution and monetisation of eMagazines for tablets.
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About Docler Holding
Created in 2001 and powered by the ideas and visions of young and enthusiastic Hungarian entrepreneurs, today Docler Holding boasts worldwide reach and a global presence. The Group develops and operates world leading websites in the live streaming industry and has also created a large number of highly diversified companies which experience ongoing growth in the fields of ICT, media and entertainment.