Startups developed by students of the Cluster’s innovative degree programs are again among the best ones. The Innovation Spring forum took with a startup pitching session took place last week. Among the competition winners – competition students of our program – Internet of Things.
The Innovation Spring 2018 is organized by Lviv City Council together with Lviv Polytechnic and Tech StartUp School. During the event, around 30 startups have pitched their ideas for potential investors and had a chance to get professional feedback and piece of advice from a professional jury, as well as receive great presents.
The winner of the startup pitching is One Shop, a marketplace for local handmade brands. According to the developers, One Shop is supposed to help handmade producers and customers to find such products online, make orders and make delivery easier.
The project creators won 25 000 UAH from Lviv City Council and 3 000 UAH from sponsors, as well as course certificates from LITS and MakerSpaceLviv.
The second place winners are also IoT Students with R-chain project. It’s a platform for checking fake things. “We offer to register your brands in blockchain if you are producers, and users – to check online if the thing or clothes they bought are original by scanning QR-code or NFC-chip,” say the developers. The students has been working on the project for 2,5 months and got the presents from IT companies and the event’s sponsors.
Winning student startups and active students, in general, is among the main goals of the Cluster’s degree programs. We aim to motivate students to create their own projects working together with experienced mentors, learn to work in teams, as well as present and pitch. Lviv IT Cluster has already launched 9 innovative program at Lviv universities, 4 of them are new and will start in September.
More information – here.