The EBAN Annual Congress that took place in Malaga from 7 to 9 June welcomed the final ePlus Investment Forum. On Wednesday 7th June, 15 lucky ePlus companies (see list below) got the opportunity to get hands on mentoring on their investment readiness and their pitching skills from handpicked mentors coming from the four corners of the earth. They were then better equipped to jump on stage on the same afternoon to pitch in front of a panel of 22 investor jury members.
Workkola, one of these ePlus companies was awarded as the “Most Investable Company” and consequently got selected to pitch on the main stage on the EBAN Congress at the Premier Pitching Competition on 9th June.
Workkola got noticed again at the Premier Pitching Competition as it won also the Caveat Abogados prize (Consulting Services equivalent to up to 5.000 Euros) and the Minerva prize (2 iPads). Two of the other ePlus companies also got some recognition by winning as well the Minerva prize (2 iPads): Energy Solaris and Bob-Your Bag On Board.
On top of these intense training and pitching sessions, all selected startups were offer a free pass to the EBAN Congress (8-9 June) along with an exhibition booth right in the heart of Palacio de Ferias y Congresos de Málaga, which gave them a perfect spot to network with the entire crowd of the Congress and the Malaga Innovation Festival participants who were also having their events at the Palacio.
Below are some of the statements from participating companies:
- “Great work on connecting startups and investors, keep it up!”
- “We really appreciate all the help. Chloé was very nice to us and eager to help. Thank you EBAN for the opportunity!”
- “You've been great!”
- “One room, one objective, make a deal. For startups it doesn't get much better!”
The ePlus presenting companies at Malaga were:
- bob - your bag on board
- Comprea Technologies SL
- Construct DLT
- Easy Stay
- EnerOcean S.L.
- FUTURE FASHION S.R.L.
- knok healthcare
- Last Minute Sotto Casa
- Pro Smart Ltd
- Tailor It
- The Moat Crew
- Wearable Technologies - WeTech