On March 15, 2017, at Luxembourg’s Incubator and coworking fab lab, Technoport, Luxinnovation welcomed press, delegates and investors to the Fit 4 Start Fall 2016 Programme Graduation Ceremonies. Congratulations to AIVA technology, Passbolt and and Yollty. In addition, master of ceremonies, Antoine Hron, Luxinnovation’s Head of Start-up Development, announced the winners of this year’s pitch process and the new participants for the Fit4Start Spring 2017 edition as, BodyQ, Daanuu, L7Defense (from Israel!), Viewport, and Ziggu. 

Michele Gallo from the Ministry of Economy was on hand to help with the event. He spoke briefly on the reasons for the success of the Fit 4 Start Programme’s growing success which this year had 230 applications for the Spring 2017 programme from 23 countries, saying, “There are key elements that make this programme a success. One, is that it is very selective. Out of more than 100 start-ups pitching, only 5 can make it to the six week programme. Another is that the coaches work very hard to challenge the participants.”

Finally, the end of the graduation programme was the official launch of the Fit 4 Start Spring 2017 edition including an Introduction of the jury members & coaches and Elevator Pitches by the new participants.

The 5 new startups selected are:

  • BodyQ Analytics (open data): body intelligence software – Team: Tanicha Nichole Green/ Jamica Greene.
  • Daanuu (supply chain): Optimise the work of your mobile workforce ( www.daanuu.com) -Team: Sacha Thommes / Stéphane Este-Gracias.
  • L7 Defense (cybersecurity): Advanced Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Attacks – Team: Yisreal Gross.
  • Viewport (virtual reality): Publishing technology allowing large scale publishers to publish VR content – Team: Vineet Devaiah / Varun Nayak.
  • Ziggu (real estate): Engagement platform allowing real estate developers to better interact with customers – Team: Yannick Bontinckx / Pieter Gistelinck/ Vincent Van Impe.