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START-UP OF THE YEAR AWARD

Who deserves the trophy for being our start-up of the year (SOTY) 2020? Choose your favourite start-up from the past 12 months. Click here to see all candidates and cast your vote.

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TrustCerts (June 2019)

TrustCerts protects your data in a preventive manner and helps at automating and digitizing processes so that you can focus on your core business.

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Campus Held (July 2019)

Campus Held is the leading student-brand-manager-network and focuses on product placement in the students’ environment (homes and campus). With more than 150 brand embassadors in over 45 German university cities, this start-up acts as an authentic link between student and industry. Moreover, Campus held developed the UNIHELD app, a digital student ID.

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appandhome (August 2019)

app and home make it easy to build your own smart home. The start-up does not only sell smart home components via its own online shop but gives advice on how to install and use them correctly. The team also focuses on the integration of the open, independent platform openHAB2.

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Tickethash (October 2019)

Tickethash fights ticket fraud and makes buying and selling tickets save and fair. With their proprietary blockchain technology, they enable quick and easy buying and selling of event tickets, reimbursing the event host and prevent unauthorized reselling of tickets.

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Lokales Handwerk (November 2019)

LokalesHandwerk.de provides easy access to local specialist craftsmen which stand for highest quality craft in their products and services but are often hardly known to the public and potential customers. As a B2C and B2B platform for the guild craft, the start-up aims at facilitating the digital transformation of traditional craftsmanship.

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Beautyself (January 2020)

Bochum-based start-up Beautyself is an inspiring curated shopping-platform for skin care products which explicitly focuses on its users and the community. The platform provides the opportunity to get to know new skin care products as well as sharing know-how and personal experiences with others on the realm of skincare.

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talpasolutions (February 2020)

talpa solutions develops a digital platform, that enables heavy industrial companies to exploit their various data sources – such as machine data, maintenance reports and others – in an efficient and economical way. The Essen-based start-up provides their customers with an integrated service approach starting from the data collection, over the preparation, analysis, and visualization to deriving recommendations for specific actions.

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HEJ ORGANIC (March 2020)

Organic skin care is uninspiring and boring? Since being started in 2016, HEJ ORGANIC says “no” and gives organic skin some fresh lick of paint. With their stylish and high-quality organic skin care products, the Dortmund-based start-up addresses all those who want a more sustainable and conscious way to care for themselves.

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izinto (April 2020)

izinto provides solutions for developing, testing, and implementing new IoT-concepts with special attention on the topic “smart city”. With their product izi-io, the start-up from Recklinghausen, offers a universal tool to companies from the utility and waste management industry that is able to transmit and process data from existing system via LoraWAN.

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Dgree (June 2020)

Being a corporate education platform for companies, employees and training providers, Dgree aims at democratizing access to professional development while also digitizing the administration behind it. With this platform, companies can make professional training processes simple and automatized.

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ASDRO (July 2020)

ASDRO (Advanced & Specialized Drone Solutions) combines geo-data for a fast interpretation of surfaces and soils by using precise and quick drone-technologies. With their self-developed drone-geomagnetic method, they can detect bombs, ferrous contaminations, pipelines as well as live wires in the ground.

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semasquare (August 2020)

The Bochum-based start-up semasquare enables state-of-the-art drivers cockpits. With the use of cutting-edge software development, selection of suitable Hardware and direct link to a cloud service, operating of machines is made simple and modern.

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