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Lifestyle & Entertainment

Creating Products that are personal, social, sporty, entertaining,
and fun with Design and Wellness in mind.

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It’s about …

Bringing the fun and games back into our lives is the focus of the Pioneers Ecosystem “Lifestyle & Entertainment.” Taking your lifestyle and amplifying it to awesome. From sports and wellness to fashion and design to media and gaming, this ecosystem offers more than just social networking and applications. It offers a world and lifestyle dreams are made of.


These Industries will be disrupted in Lifestyle & Entertainment

Real estate & interior design

Fashion, clothing & personal care

Personal devices & applications

Gaming & toys

Sports, Wellness & Fitness

Leisure, travel & tourism

Media & content

Social networks

Pioneers Ecosystem expert

Chris Barton

Chris is the co-founder of Shazam which started as an idea he conceived in late 1999. With three other co-founders, Chris led the creation of Shazam from concept through inventing a new pattern recognition technology to building and launching the world’s first mobile music recognition service. He is also one of our experts for the Lifestyle & Entertainment ecosystem and was one of our speakers at Pioneers Festival 2013.

Watch his keynote at PF13

Pioneers of Lifestyle & Entertainment

Highlighted Speakers from Pioneers Festival

Dhananja Jayalath

ATHOS

Dhananja Jayalath

ATHOS

Tech pioneer, electrical engineering degree and the goal to revolutionize the wearable EMG fitness technology.

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Yobie Benjamin

AVEGANT

Yobie Benjamin

AVEGANT

Co-founder of Avegant, 2015 Technology Pioneer award from the WEF-Davos, successful venture investor and innovator in tech.

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Hanns Tappeiner

ANKI DRIVE

Hanns Tappeiner

ANKI DRIVE

Robotics & A.I. Phd, Co-founder & President of Anki, an entertainment robotics company in San Francisco.

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Lifestyle & Entertainment Forum

7 Ecosystems – 7 Sessions

A new format at Pioneers Festival 2016. Follow the pitches of leading startups in each respective session, get informed about Corporate-Startup collaboration and discover new hot topics. The Ecosystem Forum also provides great networking opportunities to build relevant business relationships with participants interested in the respective ecosystem.

Lifestyle & Entertainment Forum
May 24, 12:00 PM – 1:45 PM

RSVP (ticket holders only)

Recommended for corporates, investors, and startups equally. Startups up to 10M funding please contact our partnership team if you want to pitch and exhibit.

Pioneers500

Meet the 500 most promising early-stage tech startups. Check out the 10 finalists from this ecosystem and find the full list here .

Playbrush

Playbrush is a smart hardware device that transforms conventional toothbrushes into game controllers, so children can control fun and interactive mobile games via their toothbrushing movements. Our device attaches to any manual toothbrush (> 90% of conventional children toothbrushes available in supermarkets, drugstores, pharmacies, etc) and monitors the physical brushing patterns via motion sensors. It reports the data in real-time to a smartphone/tablet via Bluetooth Low Energy. Playbrush's unique algorithm recognizes these brushing movements and transfers them into entertaining and instructional iOS and Android games. Consequently children improve their brushing results via in-game performance and feedback.

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nomoko

At nomoko, we are developing a technology, that will change the way we see and interact with the world around us. Combining knowledge and deep passion for photography, our team works on the first compact 1000 megapixel camera, together with proprietary software for 3D modelling. We call our end product “lifelike 3D”: 3D models so realistic, they will not be distinguishable from reality by the naked eye, who’s resolution is “only” 567 megapixels. Beside the fact of containing more information within an image, less images will need to be taken to construct our 3D models out of complex scenes. Unlike current 3D content creation methods, our technology will be usable under any light conditions, making it truly possible to capture almost anything, anytime. Bottom line, for the first time, we will make the creation of ultra realistic 3D content possible: fast and at acceptable costs, saving companies time and money.

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OLIO

OLIO is a free mobile app which connects neighbours with each other and with local shops and cafes so that good food can be shared, not thrown away. If you love food, hate waste, care about the environment or want to connect with your community, OLIO is for you.

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Sentio Solutions Inc.

Feel is the first smart wristband that leverages proprietary algorithms to recognize and track human emotions (happiness, sadness, stress, anger, satisfaction) throughout the day. to help users develop positive emotional habits and achieve wellbeing. It consists of 3 parts: the wristband, the algorithms and the mobile application. Four integrated sensors on the wristband measure and track bio-signals from users throughout the day, while our proprietary algorithms on the background classify these biosignals into emotions. At the same time, the mobile application not only visualizes the emotional data of the users but also provides actionable personalized recommendations based on advanced psychological techniques to help users achieve wellbeing.

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AYO

Wear the AYO glasses for 20 minutes a day to alleviate jet lag, improve sleep, and boost energy. AYO is a smart eyewear which uses scientifically backed blue light, fully controlled and operated through a mobile application. The technology behind AYO is based on research in the last 20+ years from leading universities, including Harvard and Oxford, which shows that exposing yourself to and avoiding light at the right times of the day is the most effective way to shift your body clock. AYO understands the user better than any other light therapy device on the market and provides a smart, personalized, user-friendly and convenient solution due to its innovative design and sophisticated algorithms.

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Texel

Using inexpensive 3D sensors, we built extremely reliable hardware that provides a high-quality product. We’ve successfully scanned and created 3D models of over 8,000 people (including clients with elaborate hairdos and black or even glittery clothing). Our company has created a finalized business solutions. The product is made up of two parts: 1) The 3D Scanner The 3D scanner developed by us is a single solution for multiple 3D scanning tasks. The scanner is unique in that Texel Portal may be equipped with any 3D sensors. We buy and test all worthwhile new products to upgrade quickly and cheaply. 2) The automatic 3D model processing cloud service which makes our scanner one of the most advanced on the market thanks to: – high performance – quick visualization of the results – can be instantly monetized – the 3D model can be uploaded to mobile devices and shared easily

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BIOWATCH SA

Biowatch develops and markets smart clasp for watches and bracelets recognizing the legitimate owner of the watch thanks to the unique shape of the wrist veins.

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SpaceVR

Our goal is to give everyone the opportunity to experience the truly infinite, boundless universe that we live in through virtual reality. We will be accomplishing this by launching a cubesat with VR capabilities and sending the view back to Earth. This experience will be shared with people around the world and will hopefully change the way people think about and view our planet.

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ambiotex

ambiotex, pioneer in the field of wearable technologies, develops and produces a smart sensor shirt for the health conscious individuals, who have the desire to measure, analyze and share their vital data in order to improve their performance. Working in collaboration with the Fraunhofer-Institute for Integrated Circuits, the company specializes in the research and development of innovative fitness, lifestyle and health products – a market which is forecast to grow at double-digit rates in the next few years. The goal of the Mainz-based company is to encourage users to adopt a lifestyle of health and vitality.

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Icaros

Icaros is a system to fly through virtual worlds, play games and exercise the body at the same time. Discover space or explore the amazonas, Fly through the perfect wave – anything is possible in virtual reality.

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All Pioneers500 startups will also participate in the Pioneers Challenge, competing to become Pioneer of the year. The hunt for the best is in partnership with:

The biggest misconception about VR is that it’s an isolating technology. But you won’t be alone in these virtual worlds.

—Dr. Richard Marks, Sony

Lifestyle & Entertainment Videos

Chris Barton

Breaking the Sound Barrier

Pioneers Festival 2013

Hanns Tappeiner

A Silicon Valley Success Story

Pioneers Festival 2014

Xavier De Le Rue

Next Level Aerial Filming

Pioneers Festival 2014

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