Last year, the local winner, MindPax, fitbit for psychiatry, was selected the best startup in the Czech Republic for its adjective solution. MyStay with its system helping to directly connect hotels with their guests came second and Dataddo, cloud-based data platform enabling automating data extraction, collection, integration, transformation, visualization and distribution, grabbed the last spot in the top 3.
In 2017, the top startups to advance to the grand final are:
- Accent Artisan, zero to hero language learning program that teaches foreigners how to sound like native English speakers.
- Crowdholding connects the crowd with entrepreneurs, allowing you to give feedback and ideas in return for future revenue.
- Decadoo offers free gifts advices through the answers provided on the website.
- EuropeanExperts helps companies find, engage and retain the best and brightest developers in Europe.
- Kapacity, booking and distribution solution for activity providers and ticket sellers around the world.
- Nosift connects various services and uses the data to create notification for people's interest.
- SatisMeter, an in-app feedback platform that collects NPS data based on specific usage patterns.
- ImpromptMe, social-networking app for people who prefer to meet face to face over wasting their time by chatting online.
- Travelboost, social networking platform allowing travelers to find people traveling from one common destination to another.
Seedstars World is closely working with the local Ambassador of Seedstars World, Evgeniy Frolov, CEO of Coworking Křižovatka and ČSOB and Microsoft CZ, in order to deliver the best possible event and to provide local entrepreneurs with this opportunity.
The 8 startups will pitch in front of a prestigious jury, including Leonid Igolnik — Angel Investor from Silicon Valley, Guillaume Fournier — Associate at Credo Ventures, Philip Staehelin — Managing Partner at Roland Berger, Evgeny Frolov — CEO of Coworking Krizovatka, Martin Pechouchek — Director of Corporate Strategy and Business Support at CSOB, Daria Golikova — Associate for CEE region at Seedstars.