The winner of BETAPITCH competition of Macedonian startup companies is ASAP.
08.10.2018, Skopje – It is a solution for companies that have need of making critical decisions for a short time. Its name is ASAP. ASAP is a winner of the first Betapitch event in Macedonia. Last night the event was held at the Centre for Technology Transfer and Innovations (INNOFEIT) at the Faculty of electrical engineering and information technologies (FEIT). Two more startup companies, Vapoar Apps and Intelory, were rewarded with mentoring that will continue in Germany.
“ASAP represents a solution for all the companies that have need of making critical decisions for a short time. Our natural customers are factories, energy companies and companies which offer communication infrastructure. At the moment, ASAP can extract knowledge through fast analysis of sensor-data (measurements), geographical data (location) and textual data (Twitter)”, says Goran Stojanovski, “Elevate-Global”.
The winner of the competition of Macedonian startup companies will be part of BETAPITCH Global & Investors Day in Berlin, which will be held on November 15, 2018.
“We expect successful presentation and start of negotiation with companies that work on the market of Western Europe, at the event in Berlin. For us, it is extremely important to set up a strategic partnership with these companies and to assist our clients to make the right decisions quickly together with the help of ASAP”, adds Stojanovski.
At the competition, 13 Macedonian start-up companies presented their solutions and innovations, which surprised the judges, amongst which was the COO (Chief Operating Officer) od the Berlin’s start-up market of “Betahaus”. The committee was estimated technological and business potential the ideas of the competitors. From 1st of October till 6th of October, 2018 the representatives of the companies received mentor support of global and local specialists, such as support for advancing their business concept and presentation skills.
“Important thing to mention is that there are hardware and software solutions at the competition, which proves that the Macedonian startup scene is equally interesting, important and worthy for Germany and global market as it is for us. I am particularly overjoyed that amongst them, 5 come from UKIM and are groups of students and professors, which point to the fact that our education is both worthy and competitive. The support doesn’t stop here, the mentoring continues until a final version of the project is reached. All of them who represented are focuses on the technological advances”, adds Aleksandar Stamboliev from the Foundation “prof. d-r Dimitar Stamboliev”.
“Betapitch is a local event that travels around the world trough developed and new ecosystem for startup companies. The connection means support for building an ecosystem and its intersection on a global level. The winning team from the local Betapitch will come to Berlin to stand at Betapitch Global stage and to compete for the monetary award, trip to the Valley and partnership awards among other. Global Betapitch is not only to be a part of the scene, but it is to be a part of the Day of the Investors, lead by Betahaus where there are more than 100 startup companies competing for investing, corporations and professionals from the industry. We are in Skopje for the first time and I hope that the collaboration will continue”, says Iva Jankovic, Betahaus.
This event Betapitch is held in 15 different cities in the world, including Skopje. Local partners in Macedonia are Foundation “prof. d-r Dimitar Stamboliev” and the Centre for Technology Transfer and Innovations (INNOFEIT) at the Faculty of electrical engineering and information technologies (FEIT).
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