Last Friday the regional finale of the betapitch competition took place in Vienna. And in the humble opinion of our team members (Christoph Eichberger, Teresa Hammerl and yours truly) things couldn’t have gone any better.
We had Kathrin Folkendt – an old friend of the sektor5 family – moderating the event, making sure both the startups pitching and our jury members kept a strict time schedule.
We had a couple of great startups and companies sponsoring betapitch | Vienna. We made a list (and pretty pictures!). Thank you again (and again and again)!
The startups pitching? Setting solves the need of startups and independent professionals finding a suitable office space. Providing a plug-and-play solution for both space tenants and owners, setting makes it easy to rent and rent out office space. 24now is a lifelogging service where everything posted is gone after 24hours. Their promise: no advertising on users content. And permadelete guaranteed. At their current stage they consider themselves more of a ‘research project’ than a startup – a daring pitch. Vienna Skill Smiths aims to open up learning and teaching and connect members of the local community through affordable, accessible and fun classes on… everything!
appwoodoo is an open source push notification & remote control service from app developers for app developers. Their promise: integrates in 5 minutes and configures iOS apps remotely without resubmitting to the Apple Store. Gatherer claims to be ‘the easiest way to arrange appointments with friends and colleagues’. Available for iOS, Android, Windows Phone and in your favorite browser, Gatherer’s core features are inviting friends and colleagues super fast using the address book and getting notified instantly if someone responds.
Last but not least: ChillBill is your online billing address which will save you the hassle of typing your bills into your bookkeeping system. Send all your incoming bills to your ChillBill email address. ChillBill will pick them up and extract data, like the total amount and the due date. After a manual quality check this data gets entered into your bookkeeping system.
Gatherer won the 6 month of (team) desk space at sektor5, Appwoodoo a feature on Inventures.eu and a trip to Prezi’s Budapest office, all expenses covered. (Vienna) Skill Smiths took home our 3D-printed robot trophy and will represent Vienna in Berlin at betapitch | Global August 29th in Berlin.
Via walls.io/betapitch and the #betapitch hashtag – used for all betapitch events – we kept track of all Tweets, Facebook postings and hipsterized pictures on Instagram. A couple of our favorite tweets:
— Appwoodoo (@appwoodoo) June 6, 2015
— Vienna Skill Smiths (@VIESkillSmiths) June 5, 2015
— Stephanie Has. (@Stephanie_Has) June 5, 2015
That was betapitch | Vienna 2015. We’re already looking forward to next year!