Top-10 Startup Success Stories: September

For some people, September might not be the most exciting month since it is a clear sign that autumn is back. Yet, for our startup ecosystem, it is a month full of new exciting stories and achievements. This time our top 10 startups’ success stories include the news about the startups that made it into the finals of the outstanding competitions, product releases and exciting pilot launches, among other developments in this September edition.


After a successful online pitch, BBBLS has been selected as one of the 15 most outstanding startups out of 37 countries competing against each other in five regional contests at the Start.up! Germany Tour! This means BBBLS received an entry ticket to the finals and will travel to North Rhine-Westphalia in October to compete! Success!

2. Circularise

Circularaise is excited to announce that, together with ISCC – International Sustainability and Carbon Certification launched a pilot with 10 companies to test blockchain technology to complement mass balance certification!  The pioneering companies in this project were material suppliers such as Asahi Kasei, Borealis, Neste, Trinseo and Shell, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), brands Arçelik Global, Philips Domestic Appliances and EVBox, as well as trading companies Marubeni Corporation and ITOCHU Corporation.

This is the first time ever that so many chemical industry players and appliance companies got together to test the ISCC Plus certification to make auditing of certified parties more efficient and to strengthen the integrity of certified data. Read the full Press release here.

3.DAWN Aerospace

Dawn Aerospace has been awarded as 1 out of 5 finalists for the New Zealand International Business Awards 2022. The winner will be announced on the 27th of October. Success!

4. Kitepower

Kitepower is proud to share that with the €4.1 million raised funds from the previous investment rounds, a startup has been able to develop its mobile airborne system into a mature and applicable system. After three successful pilots – including a pilot with defence – and 9 versions of the Kitepower system, the Delft startup is ready for the next phase: marketing the first mobile airborne wind system (AWES). Therefore,  they are starting an investment round via the crowdfunding platform Crowdcube. More information can be found here.

5. Momo Medical

Menno Gravemaker, the CEO of Momo Medical, went to Netherlands Consulate in San Francisco and pitched for Queen Maxima and the Netherlands delegation, including Ernst Kuipers, Vivianne Heijnen, Liesje Schreinemacher, Robbert Dijkgraaf! The goal of the visit was to start a collaboration with healthcare organisations in the United States to solve a staffing shortage that is an immense challenge and to introduce how the Dutch system can be an example in showing how innovation does contribute to future-proof healthcare systems. The pitch was perceived very well, which, in return, brought some amazing new introductions to Momo Medical!

6. Mythronics

Mythronics is proud to announce that after several months of hardcore development and validation in an operational setting at their customer’s site, a startup finally launched its first commercial product – Skout. The Skout robot is an autonomous scouter that moves around in the greenhouse every day and night. It inspects every individual subunit for diseases and tracks crop growth rate and forecast yield providing real-time data analysis to the grower through a cloud dashboard.

7. Qlayers

Josefien Groot , a co-founder and CEO of Qlayers has been selected for the EY Emerging Entrepreneur Of The Year award. Qlayers is a fast-growing high-tech hardware scaleup with unique robotic solutions that allow overcoming the limitations of manual coating of large industrial surfaces by creating an environmentally friendly, safe and reliable coating application process. Read more about the co-founder here. Also, Qlayers are selected as finalists in PIER71™‘s Smart Port Challenge 2022!  You can visit the startup showcase page here.

8. Tarnoc

Vincent Wijdeveld a co-founder of Tarnoc, was selected as the best young entrepreneur of the year by the MT/Sprout’s 25 under 25  jury and votes. Tarnoc, with its innovative technology, aims to make homes gas-free! Tarnoc’s disruptive turbine boiler makes the conversion to all-electric houses many times cheaper compared to conventional solutions. In contrast to regular heat pumps, the device can be installed without cutting or breaking work and does not require an outdoor unit. More about this can be found here!

9. is proud to announce that its partnership with MÜLLER-BBM has been strengthened, as Müller-BBM AG acquired a 40% share in VIBES. Next to that, welcomed Dennis de Klerk to its board as CEO.  Read more about the partnership here!

10. VideowindoW

VideowindoW has welcomed  Francisco Ayala Le Brun as a co-founder. VideowindoW is very happy to have him on board as CTO and looking forward to further developing its mission to reimagine public spaces through the glass & art and set new standards for sustainable media platforms. Have you already seen the VideowindoW we have at the entrance of YES!Delft?

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