Young Technology Award
Young Technology Award

Young Technology Award

7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Grote Kerk, Oude Markt, Enschede

General information


SwipeGuide is the winner of the Young Technology Award 2017 and win the grand prize of € 5,000. Willemijn Schneyder from SwipeGuide won the prize during an exciting final with her enthusiastic pitch. The Young Technology Award is intended for young, innovative companies from the Netherlands and was held in the Grote Kerk in Enschede. The Young Technology Award took place this year for the tenth time.

About the winner
SwipeGuide offers companies a user-friendly cloud platform to easily create, edit and share visual user instructions and manuals for use on mobile devices. SwipeGuide improves the customer experience, reduces the cost of services and stacks of wasted paper.

Jury deliberation
The level of the finalists was exceptionally high this year, making the jury a difficult choice. The jury eventually chose SwipeGuide as the winner of the main prize. According to the jury, the pitch of this innovation was decisive. The startup actually solves a problem in the market. It starts with a manual replacement and also offers a solution in work preparation and e-learning. In the end they also have a next level approach for the future. In short, a huge impact.

The jury of the Young Technology Award 2017 consisted of Paul Nijhof (ReintenInfra, former Wehkamp), Bas Oude Luttikhuis (DealerDirect), Jaap de Carpentier (ex-TenCate and TUI) and Anne-Wil Lucas (StartupDelta). In selecting the winner, the jury looked at the technological and / or commercial innovation, the distinctive character, the growth potential, the impact of the innovation on the sector and society, the quality of the entrepreneurs and the pitch.

Public investment
In addition to the jury, the public could support their favorite this year in the form of a small financial contribution. The organization doubled the amount invested in the finalists. This amount finally got the finalists home. Ecofalt has won the most money.

Six companies were nominated for the award: 20Face, Ecofalt, Ipsum Energy, Mobina IT, Smart2IT and SwipeGuide.

About the Young Technology Award
The Young Technology Award is being organized in collaboration with partners Novel-T, East NL, Leap. The Innovation Agency and EY. This year the election will take place for the tenth time. With this award the organization wants to stimulate the innovation of business in the Netherlands and show it to a wide audience. In addition, the election offers a platform for innovative companies that can learn from each other.

Next edition
The next edition of the Young Technology Award is not yet planned. Keep an eye on this website for more information.

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