What is TECH ALL STARS?
From 16th to 18th June 2015, the fourth edition of Tech All Stars took place in London.
Launched by the European Commission in 2012, this annual competition awards the most innovative web start-up company once a year in June. It is especially intended for accelerator graduates and web camp winners.
Beyond victory, successful applicants can expect to gain both exposure and network through this high-level competition.
Results of TECH ALL STARS 2015
Start-ups were invited to submit their application until 17th May in compliance with the following criteria:
- Registration within the EU
- Launching within the last 3 years
- Profit below 1,000,000 Euros (in external capital)
Among all applications the selection committee accepted 12 start-ups for the Tech All Stars Battle organized in London. After having heard the pitches of all participants, the jury finally awarded Trip Rebel Tech All Stars 2015, an online hotel and accommodation provider. Winnows and Watly completed the podium.
As a result, the three finalists were invited to attend the Founders Forum, the biggest event gathering digital and technology entrepreneurs at the European level.
Successful start-ups: the case of WINNOW
Located in London Winnow was set up in order to help the hospitality industry to drastically reduce food waste through the use of new technologies.
The start.up was co-founded by Marc Zornes who as consultant at McKinsey co-wrote the Global Institute report “Resource Revolution: Meeting the World’s Energy, Materials, Food, and Water Needs”. According to the report, 1/3 of all food is wasted which also generates an economic loss in the amount of $750 billion per year.
The system created by Winnow involves a scale to measure the weight and cost of each food that is thrown away. In this way restaurants and hotels can easily check what the highest wastes are and adapt their food consumption. According to Winnow, it seems that this system has contributed to having saved 678400 meals and 3392 CO2.