Wingly Flight-Sharing Platform Wins VivaTech’s Startup Battlefield Europe
The Europe Startup Battlefield competition was an immensely competitive battle between some of Europe’s fiercest startup companies. Fifteen of the most opportunistic small companies on the blockchain market in Europe were pitted against one another in a brawl to figure out which one would come out on top. This European subsidiary competition serves as a prerequisite for the winner’s participation in the flagship event, Startup Battlefield in San Francisco.
These tech companies were asked to present their product before some of the top tech leaders in the business, who judged their product to compile an official ranking system. After multiple evaluations and an editing and decision-making process by TechCrunch’s professional editing staff, the company picked their top finalists for the last stop of the competition.
The final five finalists in the highly-competitive showcase included Glowee, IOV, Mapify, Wakeo, and Wingly. These five competitors were chosen for a variety of factors, many of which have not been officially disclosed by the tech magazine who put the competition on.
In an impressive final showing, the finalists outlined their product in front of a star-studded combination of leaders in the evolving blockchain tech world. Brent Hoberman of Founders Factory, Keld van Schreven from KR1, Roxanne Varza of Station F, Liron Azrielant from Meron Capital, and Matthew Panzarino from the host, TechCrunch.
The judges deliberated extensively before deciding that Wingly would be the winner.
First Place: Wingly Tech
Wingly offers a truly unique service which is primed for application in an existing economic sector. The service works by sharing information between flights and passengers. It allows pilots to store information on their own planned flights on a public platform, where potential passengers can then book seats on these flights.
The platform has already won significant interest on the part of some U.S. speculators, and the prizes given by their victory in the TechCrunch competition will surely help the organization to further their interests moving forward. The winner of this illustrious battle was given a hefty check for 25,000 Euros, as well as a first-class ticket to the competition for the main event happening in Silicon Valley, an economic powerhouse for technological startups.
The future of the company could very well come from their performance in this next phase of competition. While they have already managed to make waves and attract the interest of industry leaders which saw them present in Europe, the tech giants present at the main competition in California will expect the small startup to bring their A-game in order to win massive support and open important doors for development and expansion.
Second Place: IOV
It was a close battle, but the second organization on the ranking list of the professionals on the judging pool was IOV. IOV is creating a brand new communication protocol for the blockchain. Additionally, the IOV’s personalized wallet consolidates hundreds of cryptocurrencies, allowing users to uniquely trade any kind of digital currency from the same wallet.
IOV’s journey is likely not over. Their successful performance in the European competition means that the company has likely made quite a few powerful allies sure to help fast-track development on this innovative project.