The 10 finalists: la crème de la crème 


In total, 390 applications coming from over 54 countries have been received. Out of these applications 60 start-ups were first selected by international funds like Atomico, Ventech and Jane VC to participate to Viva Technology and meet more investors. After a second round of selection, Viva Technology et 50inTech reveals to Maddyness in exclusivity the 10 finalists invited to pitch during Viva Technology on the 17th of May: 

  • Allure Systemuses digitization and artificial intelligence to automatically generate ready-to-wear photographs allowing e-merchants to produce visuals without resorting to a shooting. 
  • Baarb: is a search assistant for global travel brands capturing with AI what travellers care about the most for their trip and so offering the most relevant choices at the of top of their search results. 
  • Good-Loop: converts advertising funds into free funding for charities, while offering 50% to 75% better performance for the advertiser.  
  • Kannelleallows to easily create professional and corporate videos from a smartphone.  
  • assists your team and project management with risk detection, job tracking and knowledge capitalisation.  
  • Medsaf: ease the process of buying and managing the drug supply chain management to hospital and pharmacist in Africa 
  • ObjectBox: is an object-oriented database, built uniquely for IoT and Mobile devices and bringing edge computing to small devices. 
  • Pangian: is a platform to find remote jobs and be part with a chat to a network of remote workers. 
  • TeamEQtransforms companies into high-performance living systems and improving team engagement and well-being thanks to their organisational management solution relying on AI.  
  • Wishibam: proposes a solution of management and multichannel digitalisation of retails to enhance customers’ experience. 

The winning start-up will be invited to deliver a speech at the Women’s Forum Global Meeting in Paris, get a pass for the Women’s Forum of Singapore, receive a coaching by Inwibe and a stall at the Viva Technology conference of 2020.  


Women are in tech  


During the interview, Maddyness asks: “What is the best answer to give to those that say that there is no female entrepreneur in tech?”. Caroline Ramade replies that this competition is exactly there to achieve this goal: “It [the competition] is exceptional and the best answer to anyone arguing that there is no female entrepreneur in tech. They are all striving to raise funds. So, the real success is if several of them actually manage to raise capital funds thanks to the Female Founder Challenge.” Julie Ranty, the co-manging director of VivaTech, adds: “The strength of this challenge is to see that many investors are aware of the funding inequality that affect start-up created by women. This awareness is essential; this is why for the 4th edition of VivaTech we are taking action for female entrepreneurs and young women who want to get a career in tech or sciences”.  

Viva Technology is the ideal place to engage conversation on key issues and on the future of the tech world. In this context, the importance of the Nordic countries is highlighted. A workshop on the on the theme of “why the new Nordic scale up generation will be more effective?” is taking place on the 16th of May at 10:00 and everyone is welcome to join us there!