25 ° C
Sunny Intervals
Breaking News

1 Covid case 23 Sep, 3 hospitalised, 2 in ICU, 15 home monitored, 3,234 recoveries, 35 deaths, 36 incidence rate, 77% eligible population vaccinated

Monaco to host VROOM startup

Monaco to host VROOM startup

By Staff Writer - February 16, 2017

startupVROOM has announced its spring 2017 Caravan Challenge, which will take place in eight cities in eight countries, culminating with finalists presenting their innovative and disruptive ideas in Monaco, on April 27, 2017 at the invitation-only VROOM Summit.

The concept behind the VROOM Caravan Challenge is simple, its organisers say. A challenge date will be announced to startup communities seeking investments in key cities. Startups submit their pitch to VROOM and the selected qualified top ten are invited to present their big idea to a visiting VROOM panel, who select one winner from each city.

From there, each finalist is invited to VROOM Summit, which is founded and organised by White Castle Partners, to showcase their business proposition to tech industry investors and the Cote d’Azur investment community in an intimate environment in Monaco.

Allianz Accelerator is the main partner of the 2017 VROOM events. At the heart of the Allianz Riviera stadium in Nice, the Allianz Accelerator supports the growth of innovative, promising startups by offering them an intensive 5-month acceleration programme benefiting from a network of mentors and experts, backers and major investors and given structured assistance in their development.

Previous VROOM Summit success stories include MindMaze, which is “developing both hardware and a software platform that create ‘human’ virtual reality experiences by tapping into advances in computer vision, neuroscience, AI and haptics, and raised $100M funding bringing it to a $1.1B post money valuation thereby cementing its status as a VR “unicorn” in February 2016.

As well, 3D Hubs, a 3D printer matching service in over 160 countries, announced the completion of its Series B financing, totalling $7 million in August 2016.

VROOM will visit Amsterdam, Barcelona, Geneva, Istanbul, Lisbon, Ljubljana, Reykjavik and Warsaw through February and March 2017.



Convergence welcomes Cornell’s MBA Team Dallas at Stars’n’Bars


Another year, another successful Monaco Business Expo


Previous articleEFG Bank Monaco pushed into second
Next articleCecere set to shine at Wealth Forum


September 23, 2021 | Business & Finance

“We will continue to live with this virus”

Stephanie Horsman

French Scientist Jean-Pierre Petit has told MEB members that the world economy has held up surprisingly well despite the health crisis, giving hope to Monegasque investors.

Stephanie Horsman

CFM Indosuez has inaugurated an innovative solidarity finance offer with the Oceanographic Institute with a donation of €130,000, 30% of which comes from investors fees.

September 22, 2021 | Business & Finance

MDO Monte-Carlo Prize confirmed for November 2022

Cassandra Tanti

Entries are now open for the MDO Monte-Carlo Prize, an international award for outstanding companies in terms of innovation, technology, design and sustainability.

September 21, 2021 | Business & Finance

IMSEE releases second quarter economic results

Stephanie Horsman

The first six months of this year saw strong recovery in most aspects of the economy, however there are sectors that are still struggling with the impact of the Covid pandemic.