Connecting startups and investors
Present Your Startup is a startup accelerator programme that aims to connect startups, investors and corporates. During five regional rounds, more than 150 startups applied, and seven finalists made it through the regional rounds and the semifinals to reach the finals. During the ceremony in Haarlem, host Jort Kelder and a jury of investors quizzed the participating startups. NoFoodWasted (website in Dutch), a startup aiming to combat food waste with an app that lets supermarkets offer discounts on products nearing their sell-by date, emerged as the winner of the night.
In total, more than 80,000 euro in cash, as well as prizes worth another 80,000 euro and 300,000 euro of in-kind investment, were committed to former finalist Bardoggy, runner-up Swipeguide and winner NoFoodWasted. In addition, numerous other investors demonstrated their interest in selected startups.