Have a look back at Global Challenge 2016!

  • Global Challenge
  • Like every year, Web2day comes to a close with the traditional announcement of the big winner of the Web2day Global Challenge. Return to the 2016 edition of the startups competition.

    50 startups from across the globe have been selected to participate in the Web2day Global Challenge. People from Canada, Turkey, Belgium, Senegal, Portugal, Morocco, Italy, England, Benin, Gabon and Australia have all landed in Nantes to compete.

    After an initial selection based on applications, the 50 startups were all divided into pools on Thursday 16th June (4 pools of 12) according to their fund-raising. To convince the judging panel to choose them in the final, they had 4 minutes to pitch and 3 minutes of questions/answers (all in English). At the end of a fierce competition, the 8 most talented startups (2 per pool) won their ticket for the final round.

    The 8 chosen finalists:

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    On Friday, the startups in the final round had the same format to convince a new judging panel made up of entrepreneurs and investors, and, most importantly, to fill the public with enthusiasm on the main stage.

    The members of the judging panel

    and the favourites are…

    The public’s favourite: Vel’Co

     

    Vel'co

    Vel’Co claims to be the connected companion for cycling. With its handlebars connected to a smartphone, Wink accompanies you on your trips and ensures your safety as well as that of your bike.

    Judging panel’s favourite: Skippair

     

    Skippair

    The judging panel’s favourite was given to the startup Skippair, which allows you to get on board with a skipper for a weekend or longer.

    The Web2day Global Challenge 2016 podium:

    Third place for Scortex

     

    scortex

    The aim of the startup is to propose a hardware platform enabling the power of artificial intelligence to be integrated into systems.

    Second place for Guarding

     

    guarding

    Guarding makes it easier to turn to security guards by linking up users and guards via their web interface.

    And the big winner is…..POMP!

     

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    The Parisian startup POMP managed to convince the judging panel and won first place on the 2016 podium. POMP is the delivery of fuels on demand, day and night, to individuals and businesses. No need to wait hours in front of the service station anymore, all it takes is for you to order via the mobile or web interface and the POMPmobile will come to you.

    The Web2day Global Challenge isn’t about to stop and promises you yet more incredible surprises for next year. Whilst waiting, don’t hesitate to watch or re-watch the final of the Global Challenge 2016. Many thanks to our partners: Orange, BDO and CISCO.