Curious to learn more about what we're looking for in our next batch of K50? Read a Q&A with Taylor Rowe, Head of K50, as she shares some insights on what kind of companies we're looking for and how we select the finalists.
“The true impact of Pioneers is not about those 3 days, the knowledge preached nor even the wonderful connections you have made. The true impact starts today. And tomorrow. And the next day.” - Francisco Cabral, Kairos Society Portugal
Already one of Europe’s premiere startup events, Pioneers Festival serves an important role in “building and strengthen ties and synergies between growing startup hubs such as London, Berlin, Tel Aviv and Lisbon.” Read Francisco’s Four Life Changing Insights from Pioneers Festival here.
Out of 850 startups from all over the globe, K50 company Vires Aeronautics took second place in Pioneers Festival 2013 Startup Challenge, pitching in front of a panel of judges including Andra Keay of Robot Launchpad, Ben Einstein, founder of hardware accelerator Bolt.io, Sequoia Capital’s Tal Morgenstern, Luc Julia, VP of Samsung, and Michael Seibel, Partner of YCombinator and CEO of Socialcam. Read more here and be sure to look for their cameo in this hilarious Pioneers video.
K50 company Alcohoot was chosen as one of twenty eight companies to exhibit their product in the historic halls of Hofburg Palace. While Ben Biron was meeting with other hardware pioneers like Eric Migicovsky the creator of the Pebble watch, Yoni Ofir was representing Alcohoot across the pond at the Web Summit in Dublin.
After driving almost 2,400KM in 72 hours with entrepreneurs from 12 different nationalities while building and launching four companies (Eyedia / Learnings Of Life / Unplanned / Aiden) and sleeping an average of 2-3 hours a night, Kairos fellows Jakob Hager and Magnus Petersen-Paaske still managed to impress judges on stage and take second place in the StartupBus Europe Competition. Learn more about their app Unplanned here.
Thank you to American Airlines Business Extra for helping Alcohoot to make it to Austria.