Startup Europe, a European Commission initiative, has been developing activities aimed at fostering entrepreneurship in Europe since 2011. Over the years we’ve achieved some concrete results and impact which we are very happy to share with you!

After a thorough analysis we’re proud to show the startups which have achieved great things through the Startup Europe initiative and truly expanded their businesses. Although more than 700 startups have taken part in the initiative, these are the 36 startups that deserve a special mention, which is why we have created the Hall of Fame!

Startup Europe’s projects have recently come to an end, and what are the results of these intense two years you may wonder? After a thorough analysis we’re proud to show the startups which benefitted from the Startup Europe initiative the most expanding their business. We thought those 36 startups deserved a special place, reason why we created the Hall of fame!



Cryptopay is a bitcoin platform which allows users to buy, sell and store bitcoins, as well facilitating global money transfers. (FINANCE, DIGISTART) 

Incentive is a leading provider of a complete, socially powered enterprise collaboration platform for mid-market organizations. (BI, DIGISTART)

Vilynx uses machine learning to gain insight videos that drives CTR and social media amplification with video previews and keywords. (ITC, EPLUS)


Contentful is a content management developer platform with an API at its core. (CONTENT MANAGEMENT DEVELOPER PLATFORM, SEP)


The app helps you create, manage and enjoy your smart home by connecting all home devices and wearables. (IOT DEVICES, SEP)

Portable and wireless POP for smartphones and tablets. (PAYMENT, SEP)

Cloud based telephone system. (OUTSOURCED TELEPHONE SYSTEMS, SEP) 

Tresorit is a cloud-based, secure file synchronizing and collaboration software that enables business users to share confidential data. (COLLABORATION CLOUD SECURITY, SEP) is the fastest growing social network in sports, allowing fans to talk with their friends, while they watch sports at home. (SECOND SCREEN AP, SEP)

Wizdee explores data from multiple sources using everyday language and answers your queries to analyze your business data. (BUSINESS ANALYTICS, SEP) 

BBOXX is a venture backed company developing solutions to provide affordable, clean energy to off-grid communities in the developing world. (CLEANTECH, SEP)

BIMA is an insurance tech player that uses mobile technology to disrupt the global insurance industry and fuel financial inclusion. (INSURANCE, SEP)

Jobandtalent is a platform who seeks democratize talent and eradicate unemployment by tearing down all the barriers to job search and hiring. (ONLINE RECRUITMENT, SEP)

Miradore Online is a cloud-based Mobile Device Management (MDM) solution that safeguards your company’s data and devices. (IT SOFTWARE, SEP)

Mosaicoon enables brands to quickly realize powerful video strategies for their everyday storytelling needs. (ADVERTISING, SEP)

BioBeats is a family of wellbeing and coaching products that help you manage your health and productivity. (HEALTH AND WELLNESS, SEP)

Cyberlightning is the leading 3D Internet Company with next generation controlling and monitoring solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT) networks in the Smart City context. (SMART ENERGY SYSTEMS, SEP) 

Nordit TeleCom is a telecom service provider that offers cloud-based communication technologies for businesses. (TELECOM SOFT, SEP)

Wellmo enables individuals to take charge of their own health with the support of professionals. (HEALTH & WELLBEING, SEP)

Heliatek is helping to shape a sustainable solar future by being the global technology leader in the field of organic photovoltaics. (CLEANTECH, SEP)

NGenTec aims to become the leading supplier of direct drive permanent magnet generators to the renewable energy sector. (CLEANTECH, SEP)

WICASTR is a SMART patented wireless platform that facilitates the creation of wireless networks & content distribution everywhere. COMPUTER NETWORKING, STARTUP SCALEUP)

NanoAvionics, JSC is an aerospace engineering company founded as a spin-off from Vilnius University. (NANO-SATELLITES, STARTUP SCALEUP)

The Zeto platform is an innovative management solution for operators of refrigeration equipment in the food display and storage sectors. INNOVATIVE MANAGEMENT, STARTUP SCALEUP)


Braingaze develops next-generationeye tracking software that predicts and identifies personal behavior for clinical and commercial applications. (MIND TRACKING SOLUTIONS, STARTUP SCALEUP) 

Bulsara Advertising is a media agency that offers communication and advertising services. (ADVERTISING, TWIST)

Box at Work is a young, growing, innovative startup company with a mission to shake up the old-fashioned storage and moving world. (ON-DEMAND STORAGE, WELCOME)


Thingthing Keyboard is the fastest way to access and share your photos, documents, calendar and more without ever switching apps. (PRODUCTIVITY, WELCOME)

Ohlala is a platform for paid dates, to bring users in the most efficient and safe way in contact. (ONLINE, WELCOME)

Qualio is a cloud quality management platform that helps companies building life saving products get to market faster. (HEALTH WELCOME)


Kopjra Srl is a company proposing new approaches to law enforcement on the Internet. Our first field of activity is anti-piracy, where we changed the usual takedown-only approach. (SECURITY, WELCOME)

Wayook is he first smart marketplace of domestic help and cleaning service in your city. (HOUSE SERVICES, WELCOME)

BioBee Technologies has been very pleased to participate in the StartUp ScaleUp 2016 programme. Together we tackled some enterprise concepts, mainly in the fields of customer discovery and market study. Currently, the company has redirected its focus from health to food quality, which has made the improvement of the incomes and number of contacts with clients possible. Finally, we would like to highlight the professional support from the Startup Scaleup community.

BioBee Technologies, S.L. Healthcare, Internet of Things, Spain, Startup Scaleup.

Out first contact with Startup Europe was in the project WELCOME at the Internet of Things World Europe 2016 in Dublin. I was surprised by the high standard and quality of the event and project team. We felt very supported and represented to get the most out of the event. It was great taking part in the project. I highly recommend Startup Europe and its projects and I am more than happy to work with these people in the future again!”

OEEX, Internet of Things, Energy, Germany.

We were very pleased with the support of the Startup Scaleup programme and the people at Crosspring who have been with us throughout the whole program. It definitely helped us fine-tune a number of aspects for our startup and it resulted in valuable connections outside of the our country borders. We would definitely join the acceleration programme again, it was a very valuable experience!”, Healthcare, Belgium, Startup Scaleup.

Startify7 has ignited entrepreneurial passion inside me. The project has helped me evaluate my idea using different framework and techniques through team building activities and learning programmes. I’ve been able to establish networks with like-minded individuals, professors and mentors which have helped me establish my startup in the early days.”

Proximove Techonologies PVT Ltd., Transportation, India, Startify7.

“Startup Europe’s Startify7 was my first exposure to practice-based entrepreneurship learning. I attended the Digital Health Summer Academy in Sheffield UK in 2015. I had an amazing experience with 40 participants from different countries around the world. M’Care, the startup I co-founded, was a winner at the Academy and came 4th place in Belgium later that year. The feedback we got helped redesign our business model, guided our collaboration with regulatory authorities and our pilot design in 2016. We have had follow-up support from i4G incubators, legal guidance from qLegal UK and a pitch before 200 corporate investors at the HealthTech Summit in Lausanne, Switzerland. M’Care was selected as one of the top 40 Digital Health Startups in Europe this 2016. At every step, Startify7 has been very supportive.”

M’Care Mobile, Social Impact, Healthcare, United Kindgdom, Startify7.

“We are a huge student network with a very heavy agenda but the Startup Europe initiatives got into our regular calendar. Being part of the Startup Europe community has been an amazing opportunity to experience entrepreneurship from a European perspective. Startup Europe provided us with many networking possibilities enriched by valuable information on entrepreneurship.”

AEGEE, European’s students’ Forum, Education, Belgium, MyWay.

“During the event StartupOnStage organised by Twist, we received many valuable feedbacks on our company and on our pitching ability which have been used to improve every aspect of our product. In the B2B session we engaged an important player in our field who invited us to partecipate to an important conference in Rome at the Bambin Gesù hospital premieses.”

Holey, Healthcare, Italy, Twist Digital.

“Startup Europe’s CREA summer academy has given us the required tools and a base to kick-start our project. From setting up the team to coaching and giving us an opportunity to pitch in an international event. Our project has constantly undergone various pivots and each time we have gone through the steps we learnt in the summer. Least but not last, the importance of the added credibility Startup Europe, CREA and HKU have provided to our project which deals with the current social issue of refugee integration in Europe. We are in the process of taking our project forward to success.”

Enrich Each Other, Social Impact, the Netherlands, CREA.

“Startup Europe has connected us with startup communities around Europe which have been of great help in our internationalisation activities. A concrete example is our future expansion into the German market, where the contacts provided by Startup Europe gave us access to the startup communities in Berlin and through that also presence at CEBIT 2017. We have also participated in both Web Summit and Slush and made a lot of valuable contacts through Startup Europe. We are really satisfied and our experience has made the difference for us when we now expand to other markets.”

Learning to Sleep, Mobile, Healthcare, Sweden, Digistart.

“Simply understanding that while I was mentoring people to “think global” I never fully understood the challenges and unique needs each market brings and needs, until I met people from all over the world in this 2 unique European programs (Startify7, EU-EXCEL). Both projects helped us gain attention from people around the whole of Europe. We also managed to be part of the Startup Europe Awards competition!”

FashionBoxie, Mobile, Social Impact, Commerce, Greece, EU-EXCEL.

“ePlus Ecosystem has funded the journey to showcase my startup, iiMES, at the innovative Cities Conference in Nice in June 2016. At the conference, we made great contacts that will help us grow and expand and raise benefits in the future.

iiMes, Material Science, Germany, ePlus Ecosystem.