The winners

of the Next Stage Challenge 2021

Idea Stage

Metis

1st place

Early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer at stages I and II, through a low-cost, fast, non-invasive diagnostic test which detects small molecules in urine samples

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Cash prize

4.000€

provided by

Prototype Stage

AidPlex

1st place

Smart wearable for scoliosis treatment that can be retrofitted to any type of back-brace, solving the problem of monitoring and adjusting back-brace usage

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Cash prize

6.000€

provided by

Early Revenue Stage

SEAMX

1st place

Online platform helping organizers and sponsors of running events to deliver top-class experiences to runners, by weaving personalization into event management

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Cash prize

10.000€

provided by

Runner-ups

All stages

Skolix, Fertil.ai, FleetPass

support

package

for startups (co-working, registration, perks)


All stages

Aretheart, Agro-U, FleetPass

VPS subscription for

2 years

valued at 3.810€


Prototype Stage

Fertil.ai

Company

incorporation


Idea Stage

METIS, Skolix, eggxcel, aretheart

Next cycle

placement

in its acceleration program


Early Revenue Stage

Elektronio

Nomination for the annual

INNOVATION

GREECE AWARDS


Evaluators

A panel of 18 experienced evaluators (VC fund managers, business angels and corporate executives) selected the final winners. 221 evaluator responses were collected across 15 presentations, determining the final ranking.

  1. Adriane Thrash, Anthology Ventures
  2. Alexander Caravitis, Hellenic Business Angel Network
  3. Andreas Baresel-Bofinger, Hellenic Business Angel Network
  4. Angelos Manglis, Adrion Business Angel Network
  5. Antonis Ilias, OK!Thess
  6. Dionysios Spiliopoulos, KEMEL
  7. Effie Lazaridou, New Agriculture for a New Generation
  8. George Kokkas, ACT - Venture Garden
  9. George Papastergiou, Velocity Partners
  10. Gergana Stoitchkova, Eleven Ventures
  11. Jascha Raadtgever, Business Angel
  12. Maria Leontiou, Eurobank
  13. Marina Hatsopoulos, Business Angel
  14. Myrto Papathanou, Metavallon VC
  15. Nikos Antoniou, PJ Tech Catalyst
  16. Nikos Zachariadis, Lancom
  17. Pavlos Pavlakis, Venture Friends
  18. Yorgos Mousmoulas, Metavallon VC