European venture contest final

December 11, 2018

The Tech Tour 2018 European Venture Contest Final closed today its 12th edition in Düsseldorf and Cellugy was selected among the 24 Europe’s best high growth potential technology companies.

Serena Leka from Cellugy received the award in the EVC final 2018

The NRW Ministry of Economy, Innovation, Digitalisation and Energy and City of Düsseldorf hosted one of the most prestigious international forums in the world of innovation and technology. The 12th edition of the European Venture Contest Final 2018 – the Europe's leading network and investment event for high-growth technological start-ups, venture capital investors and technological corporations – took place on 10-11 December 2018 at Düsseldorf Congress Sport & Event GmbH – CCD Stadthalle.

EVC Final selection process

The 125 presenting companies were invited as the top-rated companies of the Tech Tour European Venture Contest, selected over a series of 20 regional or sector–focused qualifying events which compose the Final Contest. These 125 companies were reviewed online and onsite by investors and the investor jury on 6 criteria. The Top 24 winners got the highest review ratings following online screening and onsite pitches.

The presenting companies cover 24 tech sessions over 4 tracks including Cleantech (Bioeconomy, Photonics, Industry 4.0, Energy, Materials and Manufacturing, Smart Cities and Mobility, Fintech), Digital Tech (Online Platforms & Software, Software, Deep Tech, Digital Technologies, Wearables), and Healthtech (Diagnostics, Medical Devices, Therapeutics, Digital Health, Digital Health & Digital Imaging, Medical Devices, and Implantable Medical Devices) and Foodtech (Bioeconomy, Food and Nutrition, Food Technology).

Cellugy was among only 3-Top Companies in the Foodtech Category, together with Amai Proteins and Soil Steam International AS.

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Cellugy among the 24 Europe's best high growth potential technology companies 2018[/caption]EVC Final in numbers:

  • Annual event, this is its 12th edition;
  • Over 25 semi-finals per year before the Final event in Düsseldorf;
  • Careful selection of entrepreneurs from 27 European countries;
  • Over EUR 505 million is the total funding;
  • Over EUR 3.1 million is average funding round.

About Tech Tour

Founded in 1998, Tech Tour is a unique cross-border platform for growing and emerging innovative tech companies on their way to investment and funding – from the idea to the success story. The platform supports innovative companies and their projects through online community space and in person at 25 networking events that we organise each year. Tech Tour is well known in the venture capital market with its 20-years of experience across Europe and the Middle East, and planning to enlarge our scope of work to China. For more information please visit: