Wolves Summit 2020 — Frankfurt Valley Point of View
This year’s edition of the Wolves Summit came to an end yesterday, taking on a hybrid format for the first time. The edition marked the 12th anniversary of the Wolves Summit, with representatives of international and Polish corporations, investors, and startups who met each other both online and offline. The physical event was held in Warsaw in Poland.
The theme of this year’s event was “Collaborate to Innovate” which reflected the approach of the organizers towards how the world should approach innovation and growth during times of crisis. The event brought the global tech community together having representatives of 56 countries. During the last two days, there was a wide range of eye-opening panel discussions and keynotes on a wide range of topics including sustainability, mobility & smart city, effective financing, building and scaling modern solutions, the new era of venture capitalists, and many others.
The event had 1100 attendees of which 850 were virtual attendees and 250 in-person attendants. There were a total of 639 startups/scaleups including 4 from Mainstage Incubator and 158 investors; Untapd, Pacewisdom, Msafe, and Yuva pay. There were a total of 235 corporates & executives and 50 participants of the Great Pitch Contest of which 8 were selected for Great Pitch Contest Finals. This included; Car Scanner, Nutrix, Respinova, Koatum, Ligence, TeamStormer, Inu Health, and Joynt.
Also Pedro Ferreira was actively advocating for Frankfurt in the booth area, presenting both Mainstage Incubator and Frankfurt Valley, but as well a local start up Xperience Plus.
Highlight: The Great Pitch Contest Winner was Nutrix. The first and second runners up were Car Scanner and Ligence respectively.
Nutrix is a startup developing a high tech nanosensor for glucose monitoring that will revolutionize the world of preventive medicine.
Having emerged at the top Nutrix received a special Award of an Opportunity to pitch directly in front of AI Startup Incubator’s investment board committee with a chance to get €50k funding. They also got an invitation to compete in Pitch to London, from Plugin Foundation.
The top three winning startups got exclusive access to a tech stack worth $250,000 from leading technology providers such as Amazon, HubSpot, SendGrid, and others.
All the 8 startups pitching in the Great Pitch Contest Finals got a 3-month Startup Membership at Startup Grind (worth $400/team). They also got 90% off in HubSpot for Startups program. all the 50 startups pitching in the Great Pitch Contest Semi-Finals got a chance to join Global Campus Startup School by Google.
The event had 25 sponsors including Mainstage incubator (Silver Sponsors) which had the most active booth with some of their startups pitching on their innovations. The booth welcomed guests and advocated building bridges to Frankfurt and scaling to the rest of the world.
“The main reason why Mainstage attended is to provide value for the Portfolio Startups and a European venue to showcase the startups’ innovation.” Swen Wegner
Below is a list of all the sponsors to the event.
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