Startups and inRes Teams Nominated for the UP Awards 2015
– three inRes 2014
and two startups
linked with the CMU Portugal Program, are nominated for the first edition of
the UP Awards, promoted by Portugal Startups. According to the organization,
these awards are meant to promote Portuguese innovation and raise awareness to
the new businesses among the public and the industry.
In the category “B2B Startup of the
Year”, two of the nominees are Followprice and Xhockware. Followprice developed a digital "button" for users to follow the price changes while doing online
shopping, and Xhockware developed the Youbeep, a system that alows users a fast and seamless checkout retail
The “Most Promissing
Technology Innovation” category has six nominees, and among them are AddVolt,
with their energy-saving solutions for the transportation market; Streambolico, and
for improving wireless communication in
mobile devices; and Veniam, which builds
and operates wireless networks of vehicles and of other moving things.
AddVolt and Xhockware participated in the 2014 edition of inRes, a very early
stage acceleration program for Portuguese entrepreneurial teams working in
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in Portugal, offered by the
Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program.
Veniam are two of the 10 startups created as a result of the
activities carried out in the auspicies of the CMU Portugal Program.
Voting is now open
at the UP Awards website. The
finalists will be communicated on October 27th, and the winners will be announced on
November 27, at the UP Awards Gala.