Top 10 Startup Success Stories: March
Spring has arrived and our startups are in full bloom! Somnox, Breeze and STIL all made great tv appearances, and Manometric and Dawn Aerospace secured investments! Curious about these and other stories? Read on in this month’s Top 10 Startup Success Stories!
Julian Jagtenberg pitched his scaleup Somnox in the first episode of the new season of Dragon’s Den. All the dragons were ready to join Somnox’s sleep revolution. Watch the full episode now (with Julian his pitch starting at 41.25) and check out the negotiations yourself.
Even dragons have trouble sleeping – 5 out of 5 dragons are going to bed with the Somnox Sleep Robot!
Extremely motivated to continue towards our goal to help 100 million people sleep better by 2030.
Link to the full episode in the comments – in Dutch.#dragonsden #wnl #sleep pic.twitter.com/slG5FV1fRn
— Somnox 🌙 (@somnoxsleep) March 5, 2021
This was not the only success of Somnox! Techleap announced the 10 companies that have been selected for their Compass program! Both Somnox and Mapiq made it to the program!
Not only Julian starred in Dragon’s Den this month also Joris van Doorninck and Marsha Goei pitched their dating app Breeze! And this was not without success! Check out their performance if you missed it. In addition, the startups received great publicity after their performance at the television show, like an interview with Marsha in LINDA.meiden!
Wageningen University released their research on a poultry farm that suffered visits from wild waterfowl, which are a source of avian influenza virus. The study, which was done with Bird Control Group, revealed that when the laser was in use a 99.7% wild bird reduction rate was recorded.
After more than 3 years of development, STIL proudly presents its anti-tremor. For this, the startup started a project together with the Hersenstichting, where they ask attention for people who suffer from severe tremors. Like, for example, with Parkinson’s disease. Check out the anti-tremor brace demonstration at RTL Boulevard.
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Loop had again a month full of great publicity! Founder Bob Hendrikx was for example interviewed by the BBC about the Living Cocoon and the use of mycelium.
The aviation startup has been awarded €116,000 by the province of South-Holland to further develop the company’s Mk-II Aurora Spaceplane for European certification. The goal of Dawn Aerospace is to make spaceflight affordable and commonplace by applying the operational model of aviation to space transportation. The Mk-II Aurora is the latest in a series of test vehicles that will one-day launch satellites into space.
This month Villari installed a large number of next-generation Sensor Units onto a Rijkswaterstaat bridge. This new type of Villari Sensor Units continuously monitors the integrity of steel joints in the bridge’s deck, transmitting data wirelessly such that manual interventions become unnecessary. With this installation, Villari is able to provide a meaningful contribution to Rijkswaterstaat in assessing the structural state of their steel bridges.
After a fierce competition, VideowindoW came in second for the SXSW Lufthansa FlyingLab Pitch: Future of Travel.
Don’t miss out on the successes anymore!