101 judges crown 3 top startups at Plug and Play 2013 Winter EXPO

  Last night’s 28th quarterly pitch competition EXPO featured 40 exciting startups from our  accelerator programs, mostly working to solve financial technology problems or build upon fast-growing digital currency platform Bitcoin. Over 500 people gathered at the Plug and Play HQ to watch these startups pitch. A 100+ caucus of investors, corporate partners, and seasoned […]

 

Last night’s 28th quarterly pitch competition EXPO featured 40 exciting startups from our  accelerator programs, mostly working to solve financial technology problems or build upon fast-growing digital currency platform Bitcoin. Over 500 people gathered at the Plug and Play HQ to watch these startups pitch. A 100+ caucus of investors, corporate partners, and seasoned entrepreneurs watched, then voted. Without further adieu, we would like to announce the winners of the Plug and Play Winter Expo:

Knightscope: Knightscope is creating technology that can predict and prevent crime. Read more about them here.

Vaurum: Through their powerful set of API’s, they make it easy for fully compliant financial institutions to offer Bitcoin to their customer base.

Life360: A family locator, messaging tool and communication app all in one.

 

Props to all of the startups who competed and who are well on their way to changing the world. Check them out below and if you’d like to watch the stream from yesterday’s event, you can find it here.

Thanks!


2013 Winter EXPO Runner’s Up

Smart Assistant (Smart Information Systems): The Multichannel-optimized Online Product Advisor that connects customers with products.

 

Travelog: Experiencing the world together. Read more about them here.

 

Homplex: Practical interior design – ready rules of sets of products!

 


Smile Family: Making families around the world happier everyday through its software products.

 

 

 

 

SEWorks: The Mobile Security Specialist!

 

 

 

 

 

STEP Journal: Stack and share your life.

 

 

Life360: A family locator, messaging tool and communication app all in one.

 

 

Heapsylon: Designing and developing body-sensing solutions that improve people’s lives.

 

Cheezu: Your photos. Your stories.

 

 

Ultra: We build fun, gamified apps to address the daily desires of young, global audiences.

 

 

 

IndoorAtlas: Game-changing indoor location service.

Tuition.io: Student loans made simple.

 

Bitwal: Convert digital currency and load cash onto debit cards, making spending & ATM withdrawals possible worldwide.

 

Novelty Lab: Fair Money for everyone.

 

 

CrowdCurity: Crowdsourced IT security. Security made simple and affordable.

 

 

 

Bitpagos: Building a payment gateway that uses Bitcoin as a backend.

 

CoinMKT: How the world trades cryptocurrency.

 

PawnCoin: Enabling customers to access the value of their Bitcoin investment without having to sell.

 

 

Raspberry Labs: Develops reconfigurable computing platform with applications in Bitcoin and Litecoin mining.

 

 

Gliph: The world’s easiest way to use Bitcoin.

 

 

BlockScore: Fast and accurate identity verification to Bitcoin companies.

 

Gambit: Building the largest multiplayer Bitcoin gaming platform.

 

 

Papayer: Offers a finance management tool and mobile wallet for teenagers, all connected to a fully-fledged MasterCard.

 

 

TrustEgg: The simple, social way to save for a child’s future.

 

 

Boardwalktech: Provides collaborative, enterprise spreadsheet data management solutions.

 

 

Flashiz: The universal mobile payment solution. Read more about their success story here.


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