For two startups from IMPACT Growth‘s first batch, things are going especially well. Mid-May the acceleration program run by IMPACT Accelerator selected its two superstar solutions to receive an additional €150,000 equity-free.
The program announced that it had chosen Bookingabus.com and Clarity as the standout projects from its first round of acceleration. Both startups are a part of the batch of 14 companies that were selected for acceleration. They were chosen from the 2000 applications that applied to the first open call. Out of those 14 startups, both have received additional funding on top of the initial €100,000 they already received.
The program evaluated all projects from the first batch on several factors. Taken into account were funding prospects, team, product and performance during the IMPACT program to identity the two superstar startups.
Meet the SuperStar-tups
BookingaBus.com, which is based in Denmark, is aimed at making bus rental a more transparent business. It offers its customers the best deals available to meet their individual needs. Bookingabus.com provides its users with a full and easy overview of the market, taking into account all relevant bus operators. The company’s target group ranges from companies, to groups and clubs.
Clarity, from Spain, is on a mission to bring societal impact to markets. It offers a software-as-a-service solution that optimises the impact of investment portfolios for companies and investors. The company not only focuses on financial performance, but also puts an emphasis on the social and environmental impact of products and services.
Both projects, as with all IMPACT Growth startups, are Powered by FIWARE through the integration of FIWARE technology in the development process.
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