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We’re thrilled to share that our Fall ’21 Incubation Program kicked off! On Monday November 29, the first session of our 10-week program took place in a hybrid format: half of the cohort participated in the session on-site, the other half tuned in online.
We’re incredibly proud to present to you: the list of 9 innovative startups part of the Fall ’21 edition of our incubation program. We’ve received an incredible amount of high quality applications of which 14% was invited to pitch in front of team ACE and our esteemed jury panel, consisting of Ross Gordon (Investment Manager at UvA AMC HvA Ventures Holding), Berno Becker (Business Developer at IXA), Jin Han (Startup Coach at ACE), early-stage investors Quinty Vermeer, Victor Bey-Smith and Hidde van der Gaag (ASIF Ventures).
Out of 25 pitches, the top 9 innovative business ideas were selected to participate in the program. The startup founders that have been selected for the program will participate in our 10-week online program. During these next few weeks, ACE will offer intensive training, support and access to an extensive network of mentors, entrepreneurs and business professionals to support the founders in their entrepreneurial journey.
We’re proud to present to you:
Startup Sector: FashionTech
Founder: Aytac Yilmaz, Roos Marinissen, Cigdem Karademir, Rutil Ozdemir
One-liner: ClothinGo creates a sustainable value chain for returned fashion items and provide a CO2 free quick commerce solution within 30 minutes.
Startup Sector: Software
Founder: Oline Ranum, Jonas Gahr Sturtzel Lunde, Julie Thingwall
One-liner: DeepSign builds real-time translation software to enable free flow of information and communication between signed, written and spoken language.
“At DeepSign we push for equality of access to information and communication. Through direct, automated translation tools the sign language user will be able to access media in their native language and overcome any depth of the communication gap they might feel restrained by. Advancements in the fields of artificial intelligence, machine learning and computational linguistics have made such a tool possible. DeepSign is building the first sign language processor for Norwegian and Norwegian Sign Language.” – Oline Ranum (Co-founder at DeepSign
Startup Sector: Hardware & Sofware
Founder: Mina Maged, Alaa Eldine Adel
One-liner: HapMag develops state-of-the-art mid-air force and a tactile haptic feedback device.
Startup Sector: MedTech
Founder: Han Verhagen
One-liner: Plover Biosciences aims to accelerate research in the field of experimental hematology.
“At Plover Biosciences we aim to accelerate research in the field of experimental hematology. The most recent developments in (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats (CRISPR) and CRISPR Associated proteins (Cas) allow gene editing and disease detection with high efficiency and precision. These discoveries and developments, that rapidly follow-up, will inevitably change the future of disease detection (diagnostics) and therapy development (gene therapy). The goal of our company is to (i) sell purified Cas proteins , (ii) consult in gene editing strategies, (iii) be a reliable partner for outsourcing.” – Han Verhagen (Co-founder at Plover Biosciences)
Startup Sector: Agriculture, Veterinary tech, Hardware
Founder: Edcel Salumbides
One-liner: Respira is a breath sensor for pre-symptomatic disease detection.
Startup Sector: Proofreading services, Platform
Founder: David Bolscher, Roderick Witjas
One-liner: ReviseMe helps students to graduate by offering support in proofreading your work.
¨At ReviseMe we help students graduate. Many students face difficulties writing their thesis, on our online platform they can find and contact a professional editor who helps them. This makes proofreading services personal and accessible for everyone. The platform ensures high quality and safe transactions.¨ – David Bolscher (Co-founder at ReviseMe)
Startup Sector: AI, Meteorology
Founder: Jannes van Ingen, Sem Vijverberg, Dim Coumou
One-liner: S2S-AI provides accurate sub-seasonal to seasonal (S2S) weather forecasts to increase climate resilience around the world.
Startup Sector: MedTech
Founder: Andrew Harrison, Mathias Parisot, Maximiliane Ekert, Rahul Kumar
One-liner: SanguisAI is diagnosing anaemia from smartphones; non-invasive, inexpensive, and fast.
Startup Sector: Software, FinTech
Founder: Asad Farooq, Sohail Akram, Konuralp Çekirdek
One-liner: Swifter+ optimizes profits of small wholesalers and retailers by leveraging information, finance, and logistics delivered through an all-in-one digital solution.
Any further questions or would you like to get in touch with the startups? Please don’t hesitate to reach out via: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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