RG Connect brings together a broad range of stakeholders from investors to professionals, policymakers, academics and entrepreneurs and a key element of the event is the range of young startups attending. One of the reasons we love bringing the community together at our annual conference is to because it gives our alumni startups a platform to promote their businesses and engage with our community. At our upcoming RG Connect19 conference, to be held in London next Saturday 5th October, nine innovative young startups, who have taken part Reload Greece programmes and other international accelerator programmes in London, will be exhibiting and pitching their businesses. Each startup will pitch their business to an esteemed panel of investor judges and an audience of conference attendees, and one startup will be awarded the RG Connect19 Startup Award.
A successful year for RG Connect18 Startup Award winner
Last year biotech startup Entomics Biosystems, who transform food waste into sustainable, renewable resources with the use of insects, won our RG Challenge18 programme, and they were one of the ten RG alumni startups who exhibited and pitched at our RG Connect18 conference. After their Co-Founder and CEO, Fotis Fotiadis, pitched their innovative startup to investors at RG Connect18, they went on to win the RG Connect18 Startup Award.
Since winning two Reload Greece awards last year, Entomics have doubled the size of their team, moved to new offices, expanded their R&D activities to new labs and raised substantial funding. This year, the startup’s transition is evident as we look forward to hearing Fotis speak at RG Connect19, where he will be sharing his experiences developing the startup, in the ‘Circular Economy & Sustainability’ panel session moderated by Lyda Modiano, Director of Wide Strategy, who is a studying Fellow at CISL (the Cambridge Institute for Sustainable Leadership).
Innovative young startups join RG Connect19
This year, nine innovative young startups will be exhibiting and pitching at RG Connect19:
Dark Horse Technologies, who took part in our 2018/2019 RG YEP programme, harness deep learning to predict and protect crop yield.
Digital Health Technologies, who won our RG YEP 2018/2019 and RG Challenge19 programmes, have developed InCare, a Clinical Decision Support Software which creates safer patient care in hospitals.
Dynamo, who joined RG Connect19 after taking part in a TechItalia accelerator programme, allows Villas, Yachts and VIP Tables sharing; dramatically decreasing the access costs for consumers, while offering a powerful tool to the 150k+ experience providers worldwide.
Egreeno, who participated in our RG Bootcamp programme in Greece, produce pure, natural detergents.
HireFlows, who took part in our RG Bootcamp programme in Greece, suggests the right person for every job position, through CV analysis and personality mapping.
Loctio, who have received support and investment from a Reload Greece mentor, are democratising precise location capabilities for IoT devices.
Quantflare, who took part in our RG YEP 2017/18 and RG Challenge19 programmes, provide actionable quantitative macro analysis and insights related to Capital Markets.
Smart Power Networks technology startup, who took part in our RG Challenge19 programme, introduce smartness to power systems through the use of Intelligent Control Solutions.
Ziraf, who took part in our RG YEP 2016/2017 and RG Challenge17 programmes, aims to combat fake food reviews by focusing on trustworthy food recommendations from a selected group of chefs, food bloggers and Instagrammers, through a mobile app.
We are excited to hear all of the RG Connect19 startups pitch to investors and see who wins this year’s Startup Award. We are also looking forward to hearing leading entrepreneurs such as Dr. Nikolaos Mavridis, Founder & Director of the Interactive Robots and Media Lab, Maria Kolitsida, Founder of Winning Minds AI and Konstantinos Konstantinopoulos, CEO of Coffee Island share their inspirational stories in the main conference sessions. Last but not least, we will be bringing together London based international accelerators TechIatlia, Startup Campus and Advantage Austria to share the challenges and opportunities they face in the ‘International Accelerators in London‘ session.
Don’t miss your chance to meet our RG Connect19 startups pitch their innovative and inspiring businesses and hear a range of sessions to help you learn, inspire and connect. Join RGConnect19, the preeminent networking and knowledge-sharing platform for the next generation of entrepreneurs, in London next Saturday 5th October. See the full range of international speakers and inspiring sessions on our website. The one-day annual event takes place at Allen & Overy LLP near Liverpool Street station and tickets are limited so book soon to avoid disappointment. We look forward to seeing you there!