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  • Startup Europe Proptech Awards with Grandmetric in Semi-Finals

    Startup Europe Proptech Awards with Grandmetric in Semi-Finals

    Date: 07.05.2019

    Category: IoT, Proptech

    We have just said bye to Brussels where the Startup Europe Proptech Awards have been granted for the winner startup companies.

    Few shots from Brussels

    Proptech Awards Brussels

    What is Proptech?

    The Proptech is kind of umbrella of new technology-driven and often innovative solutions dedicated for real estate market, similar to Fintech where technology helps and drives financial market. Proptech market is growing from year to year promoting new technologies, products and services that may revolutionize real estate business globally. The aim of Proptech is to innovate the property market in each stage of process and different areas beggining with Desin & Build phases, ending with Operational processes and day to day activities. Those innovations can provide new or adopt existing technologies to achieve the sustainable growth, promote healthier living, improving communication, decrease energy consumption, optimize different processes and many more aspects of our lifes.

    About the Awards

    The PropTech StartUp Europe Awards is new category within the StartUp Europe Awards’ framework (22 categories), promoted by the European Commission , implemented by Finnova Foundation, which presents a prize methodology for startups at local, regional and national level, fostering the open innovation and the collaboration between the different actors of the European ecosystems, through the private-public partnership supporting new entrepreneurs.

    How the competition looked?

    Grandmetric as an Startup-size company was selected from the 267 of European Startups to the Semi-Finals in Brussels where the top 50 companies from all over the Europe gave their pitching sessions. Each startup was required to deliver the exact 3-minutes (!) pitch about their innovation or product and had 2 minutes for Q&A round. Each session then were rated by the jury consisting of 30 members from European Proptech Organization and European Commission delegates. They rated the described problem, solution, market fit, business model and how the startup meets the EU sustainable goals.

    Briefing session for Jury members of Startup Europe Proptech Awards

    Proptech Awards Jury briefing

    Photo by Proptech House

    Grandmetric in their pitching session

    Grandmetric team were just in time with their presentation of Souly – Internet of Things based system for energy waste control that integrates smart functions and WiFi access. Souly is dedicated mainly to the building of mass living, rental platforms, dormitories or hotels. You can read more about the Souly system on Souly’s product site . Our crew went well with content, timing was perfect and answered each question from the q&a part. However this time we did not win whole competition but we are still proud to be in the chosen 50 from all Europe! We have also received the valuable tip during afternoon small talks that in fact might increase overal score when used during the pitch. One of Jury member said: ” Next time bring your Soulbox device and let them touch it”. Who knows, maybe next time we will? 🙂

    Team during their pitch session

    Smart Building Europe IoT Souly

    Souly IoT components for smart building of mass living: Soulbox, central dashboards, mobile app, API coordinated from the cloud

    Souly IoT for smart building


    Marcin Bialy

    Marcin Biały is Network and Security Architect with over 14 years of experience, with Service Provider and Enterprise networking background. He used to work for large service providers, global vendors and integration services companies as Network Architect, Leading Architect and Techincal Solution Manager positions. He designed, implemented and supported dozens large scale projects and infrastructure migrations, solved hundreds of tickets and spent hours with CLI and GUI of many flavors. Marcin is also holding industry recognizable certificates such as CCNP, CCNA, CCSI #35269, FCNSP #7207, FCNSA and more.

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