Getting in the Ring
This month, we attended the global startup competition “Get in the Ring” along with other like-minded startups that share our vision to bring innovative solutions to the world. Get in the Ring connects startups to opportunities, whether it’s investment or human capital. In a nutshell, it opens a lot of doors for startups. We’ve met experts, investors, entrepreneurs, and other startups and it was truly inspiring!
The event was packed with interesting activities: the workshop gave us super useful insight within the tech industry, we talked with very experienced entrepreneurs and gathered some valuable feedback regarding our core business ideas. We got inspired and met some awesome people. Oh, the burgers were good too 🍔🙌.
Then came pitching time! 3 pairs of startups got in the ring to pitch their ideas. The vibes were just gladiatorial. The audience also got to pick their favourite by “voting” with glow sticks. Yes, the Force was with us. And the inventions these guys came up with were just amazing. From a pillow that helps elderly with dementia recover memories in their childhood (Kozie), clothing made using a special material that’s stink and stain proof (LABFRESH) to using AI for building personalised pricing (Convious). Just wow!
We went home with chocolate coins, best practices on collaborative end-user platform development and some pretty amazing ideas. Amazing ideas that could be implemented for our platform! So, stay tuned Travellers and Local Heroes, because soon we hope to tell you about our experience in the ring.