“Best Idea” winner: Redpoint
Vision: We are focused on ONE product, which provides a feeling of security. We want to revolutionize the handling of emergency numbers!
Team members: Stefan Zelger, Maximilian Schlee, Paul Thüroff
Mentor: Arno Pertl (Musteus)
“Honorable Mention” winner: FlyingBasket
Vision: Using drones we aim at providing a new delivery system for mountain shelters.
Team members: Auer Stefanie, Deltedesco Patrizia, Moroder Moritz, Plunger Annika, Rella Gernot
Mentor: Hannes Pardeller (Frinzer)
“Audience Favorate” winner: KNÖDELE
Vision: LOCAL STREET FOOD IN ONE BITE – small, round and fresh.
Team members: Nicolò de Biasio, Xiaoyun Feng, Vera Rehbichler, Anna Romagna, Agneska Vavrinova
Mentor: Patrick Ohnewein (TIS)
Panel of Judges:
Miriam Lomsdalen | Co-Owner Vision SRL
Miriam Lomsdalen was born in Oslo, Norway and currently lives and works in Merano, Italy. Miriam holds a BBA from the Business School Utrecht (NL) and MBA from SDA Bocconi (IT). Strategy and Entrepreneurship have been a focus during her Master Studies. Currently Miriam is working in her family business Vision SRL. The company offers various services and products to the Hospitality Industry on a national and international level. What is E-ship to you? Keep it flowing, no just the $ but also the ideas! Embrace diversity to keep the mind inspired and stay open for challenges. Should things not work out as thought move on, the next opportunity is waiting for you.
Francesco Lato | Talent Investor
Graduate in Epistemology and Master in Multimedia Communication. Former executive in Ethicon (Johnson & Johnson) and Wella (Procter & Gamble). In ’99 he won a first prize in Milan Smau Ecommerce Italian Ministry of Industry. In the last 15 years I have worked as entrepreneur in the enhancement of Talents in digital startups. ￼I’m co-Founder of Talent Garden Genoa, the campus of TAG, the coworking Digital Network that helps entrepreneurs, freelancers and companies in the digital marketplace to connect, collaborate, grow and innovate and ￼contaminate the local and global ecosystem. Backing talented and dedicated teams is my main focus.
Christian Lechner | Full Professor in Entrepreneurship
As a professor in entrepreneurship I have been teaching entrepreneurs how to evaluate opportunities and how to develop strategies for new ventures. I accompanied several start-ups and co-created firms. I am evaluating business plans and start-up ideas continuously through various programs and events. I like to share my experience with the participants of the startup weekend.
Luca Silvestri | Engineer, Founder&CEO @Ecogriddy
Luca Silvestri is an engineer, a coder and an entrepreneur, founder and co-founder of several startups (Ecogriddy, Uma). He graduated in Civil Engineering, worked as a freelance for more than 10 years and started his first cleantech startup Ecogriddy following his technical background and his passion for innovation and ICT. Ecogriddy was incubated at Progetto Manifattura and has been one of the finalist at 2014 EIT ICT Labs Idea Challenge, a competition than spawned across 28 EU countries and involved almost 800 different proposals. In 2015 Ecogriddy has been accelerated by Finodex after a selection that involved 196 proposal from overall EU and subsequently got 50k equity free funding. At Ecogriddy, Luca is CEO and software developer, leading a team of 9 passionate and skilled people, with competencies that spawns from engineering, to design, finance and communication.
Hannes Pardeller | Frinzer
Passionate about Innovation & Startups. Skills in forecasting, budgeting, project management, financials and organizationals.Ceo of Frinzer Srl, KVP Srl Shareholder, Investment Advisor. He represents the mentors of this year to be on the judge panel.