The jury was so convinced by the proposals from PLYTEQ and VisaFlow that they granted both teams first place, allowing them to take home prizes valued at 2,500 euros each.
The jury evaluated the teams according to "Idea Level" and "Product Level", based on the stage of development: Teams with an already developed Minimum Viable Product (MVP) were categorized in the "Product Level", and very early-stage teams in the "Idea Level".
Winners of the Idea Level:
PLYTEQ (TH Köln)
An AI solution for optimizing the energy requirements of buildings.
Sizeless (German Sport University Cologne)
A children's shoe that grows in size.
Kuuma (University of Cologne)
Mobile sauna vans in cities, for relaxation and meeting places in the Finnish way.
Winners of the Product Level
VisaFlow (University of Cologne)
A digital platform to simplifying the visa application process for individuals seeking to migrate to Germany.
LUBYO - Let us be your office (University of Cologne)
A platform for creating remote work policies for companies.
Pixit (University of Cologne)
An AI-supported platform for fast, cost-effective and flexible production of employee portraits.
Winners of the Audience Award:
The public's favorite was Sizeless. They received the Audience Award worth €1,000.
Winners of the Award for Female Entrepreneurship:
The contest additionally honored female entrepreneurship with an award. Mohini Benzler from FINLYFREE was the winner of the €1,000 reward out of all submissions. The prize is funded by the Ford Fund and Global Giving.