On October 21st to 23rd European Commissioners, Innovators and Investors gathered in Lisbon to network, debate the future of ICT in Europe, hear the latest news on the European Commission's new policies and initiatives with regard to R&I in ICT and see the cutting edge technologies being developed in Europe right this moment. Representing Tech All Stars, Give Vision was invited to open the Startup Europe Summit to showcase the innovation and technologies that European talent is developing.9 Nov 2015
Elodie Draper of Give Vision was featured at the Opening amongst the leading names in Europe's tech scene from the public and private sector such as Commissioner Öttinger (European Commission), Brigitte Baumann (CEO GoBeyond, European Angel Investor of the Year), Marie Ekeland (co-president France Digitale), Nikita Fahrenholz (co-founder & CEO of Book A Tiger, co-founder of Delivery Hero) and Carlos Torres Vila (President and COO at BBVA) to name a few.
Give Vision is a wearable computer vision tech that is enableing blind and visually impaired people to read, identify nearby objects and recognise the presence of their friends; read mobile apps and messages; identify products, prices, banknotes, store assistants and read your favourite books. The exposure on the ICT stage translated into some great leads with Brigitte Baumann, for example, not only being interested in investing in the company but also making an appointment to get her hands on the glasses.
Tech All Stars finalist are 12 startups coming from European web camps (accelerator programs and the like) that are selected for their innovative technologies and taken on a cross-European tour connecting them directly to top notch international VCs and putting them on the stages of the most high profile tech events, such as the Founders Forum, NOAH or the ICT, to further their reach and exposure.