Poikos Gets the Ticket to the Big Apple in 2013[/caption]
Startupbootcamp Amsterdam 2012 Alumnus Poikos has done it yet again. Fresh from success in Amsterdam and Vienna last month, CEO Eleanor Watson was selected today as one of two finalists from the regional IBM Smartcamp finals in Berlin. She will now go to New York for the Global Finals to be held on February 5th 2013 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. The IBM Berlin Jury report issued this afternoon says that Poikos has a “clear view of the customer problem, a strong vision for current and future business, great passion and drive (the pitch really connects with the audience). Poikos had the best overall pitch of the ten teams”.
The prize for this semi-final round is one year of top-level mentoring sponsored by the European Investment Fund.
Eleanor Watson is clearly pleased with this latest achievement.
“This is a tremendous honour. All of us on the Poikos team are thrilled to have been given this award, along with an opportunity for future technical and business assistance from IBM. We enjoyed the intensive mentoring and top-level coaching we’ve picked up here at this event together with teams from all over Europe, the Middle East and Africa. As we expand our reach, this gives us just the boost we need to share and market our platform with the world. Thanks too for all the support we’ve received from Startupbootcamp who have helped us get so far, so fast. Thanks for all the warm wishes of support on Twitter from my fellow alumni back in Amsterdam. Watch our website for the next steps on December 12th 2012! ”
You can watch the sessions and the final awards by checking out the Livestream which is still on-line.