Startup Award at Smart Country Convention

Great news! Plan4Better received the Smart Country Startup Award in the category “Smart City” at the Smart Country Convention by Bitkom in Berlin.
By Helga Haxhiu
Startup Award at Smart Country Convention
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We are the winners!

Great news – we are the winners of the Smart Country Startup Award in the category “Smart City”, which was awarded at the Smart Country Convention in Berlin by Get Started, the startup initiative of the digital association Bitkom! We are very happy about the award, the one-year Get Started membership and the prize money of 5,000 euros.

The competition

We were invited to the final pitch in Berlin as one of three startups and were allowed to pitch against Semir Babajić from Treesense and Justus Pohle from HEIDI.

In just three minutes pitch and two minutes of questions by an expert panel, we were able to convince the jury of our digital planning tool GOAT. We highlighted the potential of GOAT to help in finding the ideal locations for new educational institutions, such as primary schools.

the live Pitch in Berlin Figure 1. Ulrike at the Pitch

We are pleased that the planning of sustainable cities with our fact-based planning tool has met with such a good response - this shows us that we are on the right track with our tool and motivates us to continue full of enthusiasm.

Thanks for the nice event

Many thanks to the jury, consisting of Sven Butler, Dr. Franka Birke, Eric Weber and Christian Rickerts, as well as to the online audience, who were allowed to vote interactively as the fifth jury member!

Jury and the Finalists Figure 2. Group picture with the jury and the finalists of the award

A big kudos to Bitkom for the good organization and the interesting event – we enjoyed being part of it! Thanks also to the partners KPMG and Smart City Berlin.

We wish the fellow finalists Treesense and HEIDI all the best and want to thank them for the exciting competition! It was a pleasure.

Helga Haxhiu
Helga Haxhiu

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