Freightfinders and Pragma Mobility win fourth Start-up Matchmaking Awards 

Start-ups in mobility and logistics were back in Luxembourg for the fourth time to present their services on March 12th. The Matchmaking Conference was organised by Cluster for Logistics, the Ministry of Mobility, CorpPearls and EY. Malik Zeniti (C4L), Max Nilles (MMTP), Tobias Verlende (CorpPearls), welcomed the 50 guests at the Ministry of Mobility and Public Works The event was sponsored by EY represented by Kevin d'Antonio (EY Consulting - Strategy and Innovation leader for Luxembourg) and Cargolux represented by Olivier Chabin (Chief Innovation Officer).

The fourth edition was highlighted by eight start-ups active in mobility and logistics projects (Check out the pictures to see the pitchers and the general presentation of the companies below) and the Board director of the Luxembourg Business Angel Network (LBAN), Diane Tea.

Diane Tea gave an overview of the Luxembourg Business Angel Network actions and presented her own views on investing and presenting a case to a business angel. Start-ups need to be aware of the stage they are in and what kind of financial support they need. Business Angels can support start-ups when banks and venture capital companies are not yet interested. The Support of a business angel is however much more than just a financial input. They are generally much  more interested to support the company they invest in directly with invaluable input like business knowledge and access to their network. 

The eight companies presented their products and services during a five minute pitch to find partners, investors or customers. Like in the previous two editions, the best pitch, decided by the audience, was awarded with a cheque but additionally, a jury of experts picked a winner for a  Development support voucher by EY.

A short presentation of the companies can be downloaded here. The company names link to their respective websites when available

Download the company presentations

ADMCS Terminal Container Management Software

Dropslab Technologies Augmented reality assist palette buildup

innoSEP Visually supported AI Analytics Platform

Pragma Mobility Innovative hydrogen bikes and compact fuel cells.

Freightfinders Search engine for logistics services costs

Ô-Eat Temperature controlledFood Container 

emobs electric vehicle startup with concept eBussy

Dashdoc Smart digital tools for carriers and shippers like e-CMR

The electric mobility company cube4T8 was present to show its electric vehicle StreetScooter.

After long discussions and a head-to-head of 3 companies, the Jury Diane Tea Shi Na Kevin d'Antonio Olivier Chabin led by Max Nilles awarded Max Gürtler, CEO of FREIGHTFINDERS Berlin, the JURY BEST START-UP March 2020 award including a voucher of support by EY.

Jury Winner Freightfinders

Berlin based Freightfinders offers a search engine for global logistics services costs. By using various sources, the Freightfinders engine accumulates rates and offers export & import companies from all over the world in real-time. Huge orders or complex transport requests are spread within the Freightfinders network to make sure, that customers are getting the best deal on the platform. Freightfinders tries to become the No. 1 spot for finding the best deals and shipping options for global commerce.

The AUDIENCE AWARD winner Pragma Mobility won a cheque by Cargolux Airlines celebrating 50 years in 2020 handed to Guillaume Le Berre CEO of Pragma Mobility by Jury member Olivier Chabin and Tobias Verlende.

Audience Winner Pragma Mobility

Pragma Mobility was created in 2019 in Biarritz as a subsidiary of Pragma Industries, a specialist in compact fuel cells since 2004. Pragma Mobility benefits from the developments made by its mother company since 2013, which have materialized as the first certified and mass produced hydrogen powered bicycle, the Alpha bike. Today , Pragma Industries has decided to recenter its activity on the research and development of innovative hydrogen bikes as well as compact fuel cells. www. pragma