Meet the 10 women-led startups who pitched their ventures to a jury of top investors and tech leaders for a total of $60,000 in cash grants that was awarded on October 25, 2018 at Paris City Hall, Hôtel de Ville.
The $35,000 grand prize went to Colleen Becker of Sampson Solutions. Mitchell Baker, Cofounder and Chairwoman of Mozilla, awarded a $25,000 Mozilla cash grant to Alex Haslehurst at Vitrue Health, the startup who best addressed data, privacy, and transparency. The OneRagtime Audience Choice Award went to Amel Bendali of Inorevia. Check out the finalists’ game-changing startups below.
Pitching Founder: Amel Bendali
Inorevia develops and commercializes a new generation of patented technologies that miniaturize lab instrument volumes for analysis. This technology drastically reduces costs, time, and manipulation necessary to perform next-generation bioassays and precision medicine.
Pitching Founder: Vivien Dollinger
ObjectBox (Techstars ’17) is the first high-performance NoSQL, ACID-compliant on-device database for mobile and IoT. It is 10X faster than the industry leader, only one-tenth of the code to implement, and comes with an out-of-the-box data synchronization.
Pitching Founder: Colleen Becker
Sampson Solutions capitalizes on business opportunities precipitated by the Paris climate agreement. Working with University of Bath chemical engineers, they are creating bio-based construction materials from sustainable sources using a closed-loop, carbon neutral manufacturing process.
Pitching Founder: Alex Haslehurst
Vitrue Health is developing computer vision based tools that sit in the background of clinical assessments, autonomously measuring motor function metrics, freeing clinicians to focus on more complex patient interactions, and allowing them to detect and treat degradations in functional health. This improves quality of life and saves millions in healthcare costs.