All 24 startups from UtrechtInc’s Fall batches
It’s that time of year, aspiring entrepreneurs and emerging startups descended upon the incubator’s offices to be judged and selected for the Fall batches of UtrechtInc startups.
This year, as opposed to previous iterations when there was only 1, we, the top 10 university-linked incubator in the world, launched 4 programs to pitch for. Varying from an acceleration program to validation programs for researchers, students, and tech startups.
We’ll undoubtedly be reporting on some of these startups as they move forward, but for now here are all the 24 companies who got selected for the Fall batches.
- EatMyRide: This startup generates individual food plans. Telling you when, how much and what to eat prior to, during and post exercise. The company already collaborates with several partners, including professional cycling team Sunweb.
- Holomoves: Holomoves supports healthy recovery by stimulating movement with holograms. The team celebrated winning several competitions so far.
- Hooray: Hooray’s two founders are at UtrechtInc with their second startup. Now building a one-stop shop for HR processes. The team pilots with 15 customers, aiming for 150 within 4 months.
- Nederland Eet: This TakeAway challenger builds local food portals for food ordering and delivery. Nederland Eet recently launched in 3 cities, aiming for 10 before the end of the year.
Validation for science-based startups
- Bactericidal Coating: Implant-associated infections are one of the most important challenges of orthopedic and trauma implant surgery. The team of medical scientists develops a device that applies a bactericidal coating via electrophoretic deposition (EPD) in which antibacterial agents can be immobilized on implant surfaces.
- Decision Studio: Software producing organizations regularly make complex technology decisions as part of the software production process, even when there is a low availability of expertise in the domain within the organization. Decision Studio offers a tool that supports decision-makers with their MCDM problems in software production.
- Equality: Educational institutions struggle with assessing their current offerings due to a lack of transparent and organized data. Equality offers a platform that shows structured data on the level of curricula and courses. Adding suggestions for improvement.
- MLA Diagnostics: Digital tool which predicts poor clinical outcome through a simple test performed by the pathologists, independent of the currently used prognostic markers in an independent melanoma series
- Nanovio: Conventional drug delivery systems (DDS) experience limitations in (a.o.) immunogenicity, disadvantageous pharmacokinetics, clearance from circulation and lack of tissue selectivity. Nanovio developed a highly versatile and effective nanotechnology platform to load and deliver therapeutic proteins inside these natural nanocarriers.
- Re|perfuse: Perfusion CT provides insights into the size and seriousness of strokes and therefore in the potential effectiveness of treatment. Re|perfuse’s technology allows doctors to scan with a higher precision and trustworthiness than ever before possible.
- Scinvivo: An imaging catheter that provides real time, cross-sectional, in depth tissue images of bladder tissue.
- Wavetronica: MRI coils are heavily specialized and Wavetronica builds these with a stronger static magnetic field so the image quality of the MRI scanner improves heavily.
Validation for tech startups
- Ava: For the millennial who uses the internet to search for their symptoms, AVA an autonomous medical device, will give the millennial accurate information about their health at home. Different from Google, AVA not only uses Big Data but also uses speech, includes multiple sensors and is completely privacy proof.
- Brainial: The startups builds an AI tool named Worldwatch that allows companies to discover market insights, find new prospects, monitor competitors, and get updated on product and market trends. Through key insights from all types of relevant sources. Worldwatch combines internal data with public data to provide market insights and drivers to fuel your go-to-market strategy and execution.
- Circle of Parents: Kids grow faster than their clothes wear off. Which results in full closets with unused, but quality clothing. Circle of parents builds a community marketplace that allows parents to buy and sell second hand children’s clothing.
- Generative Planner: The founder is an industry expert, who now solves the pain of hospital site planning drawings having a 70% error rate. The Generative Planner combines 3D design software with generative algorithms and interactive visualizations to fully automate the planning portfolio.
- Keystone Mab: Current biologics drug discovery process requires €100-300 million and approx. 3-4 years time to bring the candidate to clinical trials. Keystone Mab helps researchers in making smart decisions using their big-data analytics platform. Cutting costs per drug discovery to <€50 and time <2 years.
- Kokeroo: The team brings Silicon Valley experience to create an AI powered logistics network out of social assets like cars, trucks, corner stores, and home garages for transport and warehousing.
- Valergy: The commercial real estate sector lacks tools to facilitate sustainable energy usage. Valergy delivers a tool with an operating service for energy flows, so organizations themselves can choose where energy is most useful.
Validation for student startups
- BikeFlip: Buying and getting a bicycle repaired is a hassle for a lot of parents. BikeFlip offers a platform where they, together with their kids, can select a second-hand bicycle. When their kids grow up, they can ‘flip’ the bicycle for a bigger second-hand.
- Näpp: For many kids living in the Netherlands, the Dutch culture is often not their primary culture. Näpp connects international families to international students who would like to work as babysitters.
- Pivot: Consumers only worry about insurances when necessary. PIVOT offers insurance companies a white label infrastructure to offer on-demand insurances.
- Scientometrics: The success of a researcher’s career depends on many factors. Most of these decisions are currently based on subjective considerations and limited knowledge. By translating complex publication data and science metrics into an understandable, personalized, digital overview with insightful visuals and data, this team creates a ‘science-dashboard’, that is of value for every researcher around the world.
- ServeSupply: In an increasingly automated world, hospitality businesses are thriving. Even the smallest establishments have a digital PoS, reservation and payment system. Unfortunately, there are some manual tasks involved in running a restaurant. ServeSupply’s mission is to tackle the most time consuming and error prone tasks: The inventory management and ordering of ingredients and products from vendors in small to medium sized restaurants and cafés.
We have noticed our startups value the mentorship aspect of our validation and acceleration programs. Maybe because every founder needs the expertise and support of an experienced coach. https://t.co/JWaCvXFFOH
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