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The biggest Czech start-up event of the year getting underway in New York

Ten Czech start-ups will successively exhibit during Czech Startup Week 2019

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The third edition of the biggest start event of the year, Czech Startup Week New York, will take place from 1 to 9 May 2019. CzechInvest is accompanying six beginning Czech firms – Enehano Solutions, Miomove, Sharry Europe, Travel a la carte, UNIOSO and Bookcore – to the event with support from the CzechAccelerator, CzechDemo and CzechMatch projects and the economic diplomacy project of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Four firms currently staying in New York in connection with the CzechAccelerator project – MobileSoft, iDevBand, Syncfony and AIK IT DIGITAL – are also participating in the event. CzechInvest has prepared an extensive programme for the start-ups in cooperation with the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in New York and the local VentureOut incubator.

The start-ups will begin their stay in New York with breakfast at the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in New York, where they will meet with representatives of the organisers as well as with Czech firms that are already successfully operating in New York. They will continue with a series of workshops on the topic of the New York start-up ecosystem, fundraising and financing, and scaling under the leadership of experienced mentors.

Subsequently, on 2 May 2019, seven start-ups will exhibit at the TechDay New York trade fair, the biggest start-up event of its kind in the United States. On the following days, the firms will attend a number of workshops, seminars, mentoring sessions and more or less formal meetings with the local start-up community, specialists, potential partners and entrepreneurs who are active on the American market.

The highlight of the stay in New York for the programme participants will be Czech Startup Week Demo Night on 6 May 2019, during which the firms will try out presentations of their products and services in front of an expert audience and panel of investors, among whom they may find potential future investors or business partners. From 7 to 9 May 2019, the start-ups from the CzechMatch project will attend a series of workshops and B2B meetings.

The purpose of Czech Startup Week New York and CzechInvest’s projects is to contribute to the development of the Czech start-up ecosystem including expansion of firms to foreign markets. “I believe we can say that Czech firms are succeeding with our assistance. For example, Motionhouse, which completed the CzechAccelerator project just last March, is finishing personalised videos for its first local client, Sharry Europe’s solution will be used in a building in Boston and the start-up Travel a la carte has successfully opened a branch in New York,” says Jan Chmelík, CzechInvest’s representative in New York.

Czech start-ups in New York

Enehano Solutions provides a system for companies offering consultation and implementation services, comprehensively automates all company administration and provides data for management in real time. The firm is participating in connection with the CzechDemo project.

The application from Miomove monitors, visualises and, mainly, analyses data, the user’s running and other movement, and helps the user to improve his or her exercise technique. The firm is participating in connection with the CzechDemo and CzechMatch projects.

Sharry Europe offers a uniform platform for digital systems in modern office buildings. The firm is participating in connection with the CzechDemo and CzechMatch projects.

Travel a la carte is an application integrating all services connected with travel, including planning. The firm is participating in connection with the CzechDemo project.

UNIOSO provides software support in conducting management, organisational and HR activities, i.e. an online IT solution for company processes. The firm is participating in connection with the CzechDemo project.

The application from Bookcore assists with data analysis of sales, reviews and marketing information for the purpose of supporting book publishers, to which it also offers analysis of market opportunities, datamining results and business intelligence.  The firm is participating in connection with the CzechMatch project.

The AppBlock Android application from MobileSoft blocks other applications and their notifications at selected times and locations, thus helping users to fully concentrate and to be more efficient. The firm is participating in connection with the CzechAccelerator project.

iDevBand helps its clients to innovate and introduce their products and services to the market. The firm is participating in connection with the CzechAccelerator project.

The Syncfony project is based on multiplatform services for backing up and synchronising contacts, photos and videos and text message from mobile devices on a personal cloud. The firm is participating in connection with the CzechAccelerator project.

AIK IT DIGITAL develops both websites (portals) and desktop and mobile applications. The firm is also focused on operations and analysis with big data and prediction thereof. The firm is participating in connection with the CzechAccelerator project.

More information about CzechInvest’s projects aimed at supporting start-ups is available at www.podporastartupu.cz.