NEXT13 Start-up Pitch: These are the 12 finalists

NEXT Berlin is once again an important platform for entrepreneurs from all over Europe. During the two-day conference on April 23 and 24, Deutsche Telekom’s incubator hub:raum will present a special Start-up Stage for founders, their topics and pitches. Today the organisers have published the list of finalists whose ideas convinced the community and an expert jury in two previous rounds.

NEXT Berlin is once again an important platform for entrepreneurs from all over Europe. During the two-day conference on April 23 and 24, Deutsche Telekom’s incubator hub:raum will present a special Start-up Stage for founders, their topics and pitches. Today, we are delighted to announce the 12 teams who will be pitching their ideas live at the conference.

“We are thrilled that so many start-ups have submitted their fantastic ideas and that it is going to be a real international competition,” says Peter Borchers from hub:raum. Together with VC Rob Moffat (Balderton), founder consultant Paula Martilla, Nicole Glaros of the incubator TechStars and social commerce expert Caroline Drucker (Etsy) Peter will sit on the jury to select the pitch winner.

“I look forward to the pitches at NEXT13 – I was surprised and delighted by many of the entries and can’t wait to see how the finalists make their case on stage” says Caroline Drucker.

In addition to much international attention, the winning start-up will receive a prize package put together by hub:raum, SinnerSchrader, piâbo PR and You Is Now. This will be worth more than € 20.000, and includes a cash prize plus professional coaching.

These are the finalists for the NEXT Berlin Start-up Pitch:


LineMetrics is essentially Google Analytics for production lines. It is a flexible tool which enables manufacturing companies real-time monitoring of machines and analysis of production environments.

Geddit – Germany

Geddit connects every student in the classroom to their teacher. The times when shy students were overlooked are over. Geddit lets students show their teachers how confident they are with what they’re being taught by tapping the ‘signal bars’ on their device. Teachers get an overview of their whole class at a glance, and can help any struggling students.

Algolia – France

Algolia is an easy-to-integrate powerful search technology, which enable developers to quickly deliver real time search inside their apps with instant visual feedback and typo-tolerance.

Wanderio – Italy

Wanderio compares flights, trains, ferries and ground transportation services, to let travelers choose and book the solution that suits them best, sorting alternatives by price, travel time, and CO2 emissions.

UnlockYourBrain – Germany

UnlockYourBrain uses the screen lock to facilitate learning in an effortless way. The app improves your logical thinking skills every time you unlock your smartphone with a little maths or logic puzzle, or gives vocabulary or language training.

apiOmat – Germany

Simplifying app development processes is the aim of apiOmat. Their Backend as a Service (BaaS) offers a complete software stack including a scalable hosting solution. It is a resourceful productivity tool for everybody who intends to develop a mobile app or website.

Prizgo – United Kingdom

Prizgo provides a white label social loyalty plugin for online retailers. The idea combines a social rewards program with analytics to enable retailers to boost customer engagement, retention and advocacy on their sites.

visalyze – Austria

Visalyze turns social media data into an interactive and playful visual story. The visual patterns generated by visalyze enable users to recognise, at a glance, which of their social media activities on Facebook or Twitter are flourishing and where crises are looming.

Glitter – Portugal

Glitter is an app desiged to revolutionise how casting agencies, producers and clients work together. It is an online plattform that enables them to manage castings, proposals and selections quickly and easily in one centralised location: the cloud.

Glean – Sweden

Glean is a mobile application that allows you to give and receive personal feedback anonymously within your social network. The app is integrated in the user’s social media like Facebook and LinkedIn and enables him/her to give instant feedback on the way. Glean also provides a B2C as well as a B2B version.

Buzzoole – Italy

Buzzoole is the first platform IEO (Influence Engine Optimisation). Through the platform, Buzzoole wants to help users optimise their online presence and engagement with their network to enable them become influential in subjects in which they have expertise.

bewarket – Portugal

The Portuguese team of bewarket has created a marketplace for Facebook. So far, over 25,000 users have registered to offer their products – old and new – to their social network.

Further chances for start-ups to present themselves will be on offer at the exibition area at NEXT Berlin on April 23 & 24. For more information on start-up specials, please contact [email protected].

Besides the Start-up Stage, two further tracks will present an exciting conference programme consisting of international keynotes, panels, discussions and workshops on the most important digital innovations that will transform the economy and society alike. International thought leaders like tech blogger Robert Scoble (Scobleizer), Start-up Guru Yossi Vardi and Harper Reed, the digital chief of Obama’s data-driven re-election campaign will present their ideas from the NEXT13 stages, as will futurist Marina Gorbis, author Bruce Sterling and many entrepreneures and VCs from around Europa and the US.

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