On Wednesday 5 October, 30 startups from the bioeconomy sector had the opportunity to present themselves to investors at the MPowerBIO final event “Tech Tour Bioeconomy 2022”, which took place in the Historische Stadthalle Wuppertal in Germany.
The event, which was co-organized by the MPowerBIO project, financed by the EU, and Tech Tour, focuses on strengthening the bio-based industries sector in Europe.
The day offered inspiring elevator pitches by the companies, numerous pitch sessions as well as some reverse pitch sessions. In addition to the pitch sessions, there was plenty of opportunity for networking, in-depth conversations and to make valuable contacts.
Further, the day offered speeches, among others a Keynote speech on Scaling for impact by Marie Hurtgen from Global Entrepreneurship Centre (GEC)
The day ended with an award winners ceremony during which the top 9 pitching companies were announced.
Congratulations to the 9 Award Winners!
⭐ BIOWEG - Prateek Mahalwar
⭐ Bright Day Graphene AB - Malin Alpsten
⭐ FarmInsect GmbH - Thomas Kuehn
⭐ GS Bavaria GmbH - Bernd-Josef Schäfer
⭐ Niskus Biotec - Vincent Farrelly
⭐ PheroSyn - Mary Ellis
⭐ Relement - Roger Blokland
⭐ Sophie's BioNutrients - Eugene Wang
⭐ traceless materials GmbH - Johanna Baare
Thank you to all the finalists for their participation and for the inspirational pitches!
The winners of the Tech Tour Bioeconomy and MPowerBIO Final Event will qualify directly for the Tech Tour Sustainability 2022 where winners from the whole range of sustainability sectors will meet in this annual final event for yet another opportunity to meet with investors and prepare for their next financing round.