Capgemini, a global leader in consulting, technology and outsourcing services has announced the ten finalists of its InnovatorsRace50, a worldwide competition for early stage startups to showcase the potential of their projects or innovative uses of technology to disrupt businesses and organizations.
The ten finalists will now get the opportunity to connect with tech and industry experts from Capgemini in person, leveraging five of Capgemini’s Applied Innovation Exchanges (AIEs) located in San Francisco, Paris, Munich, Mumbai and London. Over the next two months, all finalists will get to experience the AIE’s immersive and transformative environment in order to refine different elements of their projects. The finalists, by category, are:
FinTech & Mobility - Finn.ai from Vancouver, Canada and Bud from London, UK
Consumers & Well-Being - Kinematics from Berlin, Germany and Hippogriff from Sundbyberg, Sweden
Digital Processes & Transformation - Cupris from London, UK and Tensorflight from Sydney, Australia
Data & Security - Ouistiti and Foxintelligence both from Paris, France
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The 10 finalists will be invited to present their projects at an event in June. Five winners will be awarded the “Serge Kampf entrepreneurship and innovation award” and will each have the opportunity to secure business backing of equity free funding to the tune of $50,000, extensive networking opportunities, participation in international tech events, access to industry experts, and to potentially join the Capgemini partner ecosystem.
“It’s exciting to see so many innovative and disruptive startups take part in this special 50th birthday edition of Innovators Race this year. I want to thank the hundreds of participants for their detailed and creative entries and wish them all the best. I hope to see them in the market and to collaborate with them in the future,” commented Lanny Cohen, group chief technology officer and member of the group executive committee at Capgemini. “We congratulate the finalists for making it this far and are eager to welcome them into our AIEs to help them refine their offerings. I wish them the best of luck and look forward to seeing their final presentations at VivaTech in June.”