On the 15th of June, Reaktor Warsaw was the host of the 46th OpenReaktor event with, for the 3rd time, the contribution of Pirate Summit. At this event, the participating startups had the opportunity to pitch in front of a jury to get a ticket to the next Pirate Summit.
The jury members were:
- Marcin Szeląg, partner at Innovation Nest,
- Uldis Leiterts, founder of Infogr.am, Fragmentic and organizer of Pirate Summit,
- Cosmin Ochisor from Hubraum,
- Piotr Pietrzak: management board member at StartVenture@Poland Executive Officer at seed capital
- Marcin Zabielski from hedgehog fund
After a welcome beer and some networking, the audience was warm, and Borys Musielak, co-founder of Reaktor Warsaw, and Uldis Leiterts, Organizer at Pirate Summit, opened the session, notably with a quick introduction to Uldis’ new startup Fragmentic.
Twelve startups participating in the event had the opportunity to pitch in front of the jury to have entry to the semi-final of the Pirate Summit.
- Babynote: pregnancy journal, with more soul
- Blogory: python directory, anthology search engine without noise
- Cycle: know your fertility peaks
- Cyfrowi Wynalazcy (Digital Innovators): smart LEGO-like toys for kids
- Motomums.com: Uber for moms
- SHU: share your gaming sessions over the social media
- SatAgro: observation of the individual crop field.
- Testedfreelancer for programmers in AI and deep learning
- Trener biegania: share your running passion and get real feedback from real people
- Yawn.wtf send a Yawn to your friends on other social media
- Wise Stories: educating children with wise stories
- Hype4: Software development for corporations like Samsung
Among the other companies attending, we can mention Aviva, NVR.Invest Germany, Toolbox 4 HR, Business Edge, CISCO, ITKey Media, ATMAN – telekomunikacja dla biznesu, Beesfund, represented by Piotr Loroch, and Startup Poland.
“It all has begun with the Reaktor, which inspires and connects wonderful people, which has its own atmosphere, and quality of discussions, that you can’t find anywhere else. We want scientists and the Reaktor community to work together on the development and the commercialization of the inventions”
At the end of the contest, the first place went to SHU, which allows them to go to the pirate summit. The 2nd place went to Yawn, and the honorable mention was attributed to SatAgro.
Anna is a passionate bilingual tech writer, geek and music lover.