RadMarkt.de 2017/11/17

Startup Cycling Pitch: founders of innovative bicycle ideas awarded

On 9 November 2017 at the Startup Cycling Conference 2017 organized by Bikebrainpool, three young bicycle companies were elected most innovative teams during the first Startup Cycling Pitch. During this event 19 teams competed to convice the jury of their business ideas.

The jury - Startup Cycling Pitch 2017
The Startup Cycling Pitch 2017 was about ideas and solutions around the bicycle, the winners and the jury.

The best performance was apparently delivered by the Cologne company Chike which obtained the main prize. The two founder teams of Listnride from Berlin and Tubolito from Vienna were both elected second place. The Berlin Startup Fairfoodbike was honoured with a special prize for social commitment. With regard to the audience prize it was actually Chike which obtained the majority of the votes of the more than 100 conference participants at Berlin Pfefferberg. As they had already won the main prize, it was decided to award the audience prize to Trolink which came just behind in second place.

The five startups are winners of extensive fair service packages with a booth at the cycle events as well as extensive counselling services from the bikebrainpool network. The main prize winner obtains an annual Bikebrainpool membership in addition.

The jury was composed of Stephan Geiger (Bike and Outdoor Company), Ursula Kloé (New Mobility Experts), Dirk Kurek (Komenda), Ulrike Saade (Velokonzept), Julia Schäfer (BMVI), Konrad Weyhmann (Paul Lange und Co), Dirk Zedler (Zedler – Institut für Fahrradtechnik und -Sicherheit).

On the occasion of the anniversary campaign “200 years of bicycle – made in Germany” the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) supported the competition to promote innovative business ideas around the bicycle as well as the networking of the cycle industry.

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Photo: dpa

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