The startup selection process for GovTech.Pioneers on April 2nd is now well underway, with a number of our hand-picked entrepreneurs already having accepted their invitations to join us at Vienna City Hall on April 2nd. Chosen from almost 350 startup applications, these are some of the best innovators in a market estimated to be worth $400 bn.
While a total of 70 will be invited, we’re happy to confirm the names of the first 13 confirmed startups below. You can also see where they’re based and their core tagline!
Cryptowerk (USA) Connecting applications and blockchains
Cryptolab (USA) The first search engine for encrypted data
L7 Defense (Israel) Protecting online platforms from automated attacks
Hawa Dawa (Germany) Air quality monitoring for smart cities
CivilCops (India) Consumer interaction for smart governance
Mostly AI (Austria) Enabling big data privacy
Smarthink (Italy) Innovative e-assessment
Urbix (United Kingdom) Intelligent city management technology
Evrotrust (Bulgaria) Regtech tool for remote onboarding, signing and secure access
3DSS (Serbia) 3D face reconstruction and recognition algorithm
FindBUG (Kosovo) Security/GDPR compliance for businesses
Verismart (USA) Identity blockchain platform
Contiamo (Germany – Series A) The fastest way from data to results
Once we conclude the invitations process for GovTech.Pioneers, we’ll select 16 of the seed startups to take part in the pitching contest. There will be four pitching categories, including Cyber Security, Citizen Collaboration and Education Technology. The fourth category will be a general GovTech category.
Each category winner will advance to a final pitching round, after which the jury will pick the winning startup. They’ll join 2018 winner Fleksy on our GovTech.Pioneers roll of honour. And as with the winners of all our industry-focused events, such as Mobility.Pioneers and Health.Pioneers, they’ll earn the right to return to Vienna and pitch at our flagship event. This takes place in the Hofburg Imperial Palace on May 9th-10th.
A number of startups will also be selected to exhibit their product or service at GovTech.Pioneers. And it goes without saying that ever attending startup will be networking busily with some of the world’s top Govtech investors and decision-makers. As always, our acclaimed Match & Meet tool will be there to help the right people find each other.
While the main GovTech.Pioneers action will be at Vienna City Hall on April 2nd, a number workshops for startups will already begin on April 1st. These will take place at Talent Garden Vienna – stay tuned for more details!
Come and meet these hand-picked startups – and many more – at GovTech.Pioneers in Vienna on April 2nd. Tickets are available here.
GovTech.Pioneers is supported by the Austrian Federal Computing Center (BRZ), STARTeurope, the Austrian PPPI Service Center (IÖB), the Austrian Federal Ministry of Finance, the City of Vienna, the Austrian Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT).