Once again, from the four corners of the world hundreds of Lisbon Challenge applications arrived at our HQ in Lisbon.
For days in a row, some of the most influential entrepreneurs, investors and mentors around were kept in a closed room, while carefully analysing each startup to see who would get the Golden Ticket for this Spring’s Lisbon Challenge.
Ok, maybe they got to step outside every now and then, but it definitely was an extremely difficult process. So, with this in mind, we would like to thank all the teams that applied and congratulate the selected ones – just remember to be in shape for your first training day next Monday.
So, without further ado, we bring to you the 13 teams who will be joining the Lisbon Challenge Spring 16:
Cryptopay is a bitcoin digital bank that allows to manage the everyday bitcoin needs (buying, selling and storing) along with the traditional banking services (payments, ATM withdrawals, FX conversions) in a cheaper and faster way than traditional high street banks.
Eat Tasty connects home cooks and people ready to buy homemade food with an app that manages an hyper-local network of cooks, customers and suppliers. Everything is controlled from the ingredients to promoting competitive prices and making sure the Home Chefs receive their deserved income.
Fresh.Land is an online B2B trading platform between farmers and retailers. It replaces 3-5 middlemen, delivering freshly harvested produce from tree to store in days rather than months. It also grants farmers twice the price for their produce while providing retailers with higher-quality produce at lower prices.
Homcut is a platform that allows to easily find, choose and book a professional hairdresser and bring him at home or office, fully equipped and at the same price of a salon.
Infraspeak allows companies responsible for large (or dispersed) infrastructures and maintenance services providers to excel at facility and asset management, through their software. It increases the control and productivity of the costumers, reducing bureaucracy, risks and costs.
Moyupi turns children’s drawings into unique toys, through a 3D printing technology and a team of artists, boosting the children’s creativity and bringing them back to the playground.
MyWineTour is like a personal wine expert, tour organizer and navigator teamed up in a Mobile App to recommend well-suiting wineries and personalized wine tasting tours according to a user’s taste and other preferences.
RealLife English’s platform connects English teachers and courses to anyone that wants to work on their English fluency, through an instant face-to-face video chat.
Rnters is an online community platform where both rental companies and individuals can rent any personal item to other users in a safe way. It is a sharing economy facilitator.
TeamOutLoud is a social app for companies with a powerful employee recognition system that allows to increase employee engagement.
Tripaya makes it easier to plan a trip or vacation by helping travelers to choose a destination based on interests and budget.
WeRoll promotes group-storytelling through an app that creates private Rolls for each story, where any user involved can add pictures in real time, contributing to a feed that gives a real sense of the whole story.
Wonderoute is an online platform that enables travelers to request tailor-made travel guides to locals.
With such different areas adressed and highly motivated hustlers, this edition promises to be thrilling so don’t forget to keep up with the news – a lot can happen in one week.