Tespack: master your own energy

Based in Helsinki, Finland, Tespack is a company specialized in creating wearable tech to keep people charged at all times. Military special forces, extreme sports enthusiasts and avid adventure travelers alike will be emPowered by Tespack’s renewable energy technology. Products include solar smartpacks and backpacks, power banks, ATOTUS – a solar helmet that can be used with night vision goggles and action cameras, and PAX1 – a military service suitcase that provides satellite wifi anywhere on earth for up to 2 weeks! A Startupbootcamp alum, Tespack took 1st place at Startup Turkey 2017! #FutureOfEnergy

Brand Pit finds big data in images

What can social photographs/videos tell a company about who their customers are and how they interact with their products? Brand Pit is brought to you by a dynamic group of founders hailing form China and Japan. The data collected from images and video hold potential value for companies across all sectors world-wide. The possibilities for well honed, laser targeted marketing and advertising have never been greater. The Japan based operation entered the European market via Paris, France with a 2016 French Tech Ticket.

Fundlift: pioneering Czech investment crowdfunding platform

Rockaway investment group and Rocklen finance have come together to launch the first ever equity crowdfunding platform in Central Europe. Fundlift, based in Prague, was launched on May 31, 2016. Qualified start-up and early stage companies from any industry may seek funding via the platform from professional investors and the general public. #Fintechcz for the #NeedEconomy

WebdenAl: e-commerce pioneer in Turkey

WebdenAl is Turkey’s leading business to consumer e-commerce website. With its in-house developed platform, the company offers over 100,000 products across 17 categories, ranging from PCs and cameras to beauty and office supplies to baby and sports gear and more. Webdenal is among the first Turkish companies to join London Stock Exchange Group’s ELITE international program for high growth businesses in 2016.

Bios Urn: turning cemeteries into forests

Originally introduced in 1997 by founder/designer Gerard Moliné, Barcelona based Bios Urn (Urna Bios) got its commercial start after successfully crowdfunding over 73 thousand Euros on Kickstarter. It is a fully biodegradable urn designed to convert you into a tree after death, thus giving you life after life. The brilliant concept is at once harnessing rebirth through nature, protecting the environment and enduring family relationships. Nurture nature, love life with Bios Urn! #GreenEconomy

Milingual: you have to live a language!

Español, Français, English, Deutsch? The first of its kind Milingual offers a shared economy platform for learning a language in everyday life settings. The platform connects local native speakers who want to earn a living teaching in natural settings with students, and mutually beneficial partnerships with local businesses who play host to linguistic exchanges. Private group, company or individual classes available. In a bar, on a walk or out to dinner – A language must be lived!/Los Idiomas No Se Estudian, ¡Se Viven! Currently serving the #NeedEconomy in Madrid.

Wallapop: compra y venta near you

Barcelona based Wallapop wants you to “Trade your way” anywhere in the world. The app allows anyone to buy and sell their unused (however loved) stuff to someone nearby. Their commercials are humorous and magnetic. Never has the second-hand market place looked so exciting. Currently available in Spain, France, the UK and Brasil. On May 12, 2016, Wallapop’s U.S. operations were bought by and absorbed into competitor Letgo‘s brand and platform.

Piero Tonin: animator, illustrator, cartoonist

Piero Tonin‘s passion lies in animated films. His animated short, HOBLIO, has won numerous international awards. A cel restorer and hand painter, Tonin has successfully restored and/or hand painted cels from Disney Classics including “Lady and the Tramp”, “The Jungle Book” and “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”.

Inherent to his work as an artist is his deep knowledge and commitment to preserving and educating art students and the public about Italy’s rich history of animated artists and their work, including the late Osvaldo Cavandoli, creator of “La Linea” and Carosello (The Carousel), a television advertising program aired by RAI (the Italian national broadcasting company) from 1957 until 1977.