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Day 2 of Digital DNA upSTART 17 - the startup pitching battle

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by Startacus Admin

Hosted and facilitated by startup go-to community Startacus (that’s us!), upSTART 17 is an integral element of Digital DNA, Belfast and is a two-day startup pitching battle, which will once again take place within a boxing arena. The boxing ring, lights, judges, bells and whistles brings the theatre of the boxing ring to the stage of a startup pitch playing out over a number of rounds, with one eventual winner.

Yesterday we heard from a mix of top-draw pitching startups from all over the UK, Northern Ireland, - Ireland and Europe - you can read over the full list of pitching startups here.

The upSTART judges of EAMONN CAREY, Managing Director | Techstars, MARTINA LUBRANO, Incubator Associate | Deloitte Ventures, PAUL HOLLWAY, Senior Vice President Corporate Finance | Kx, LEANNE WILSON, Agile Development Manager | Allstate NI, STUART HILLSTON, Founder | ConCap, MICHAEL MEAGHER, Business Partner Evangelist | Microsoft, EMER COLEMAN, Technology Engagement | Co Op Digital, scored each startup out of ten and we can announce that the 6 first day finalists that made it through to the final pitching round are (and in no particular order…)

1. KOMPAS

2. REPOSIT 

3. WESAVVY

4. SMALL ROBOT COMPANY

5. NOVA LEAH

6. LOCATE A LOCUM

Much like yesterday, to keep our online audience in the loop on things, we also wanted to highlight how you can keep an eye on day 2 proceedings, even if you aren’t at St George's Market in Belfast itself. So throughout the day we will have a live feed of the pitches alternating between our Twitter account @iamstartacus and via Facebook @IamStartacus and also live tweeting as each startup jumps on stage to pitch. 

Day 2 key timings for upSTART 17 pitch comp

9.45 - 11am:  Welcome address and pitch session 4 

12.15 - 12.20pm: Day 2 finalists announced

2.30 - 3.30pm: upSTART FINAL pitches

4:00 - 4.20 pm: Overall upSTART winner announcement and presentation 

We will be back with news of the upSTART winner on Friday too.


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Published on: 7th June 2017

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