Supply Chain Start-up Contest 2019 already attracting lots of interest

The European Supply Chain Start-up Contest is once again generating lots of interest! Supply Chain Media is organizing this contest for the second year in a row, giving start-ups the opportunity to pitch themselves to supply chain professionals during the inNOWvate Supply Chain Event in Amersfoort on 22 May. This prestigious competition is open to all independent companies offering a supply chain-related solution that have been founded in the past five years.

In parallel with the start-up contest, there is a similar event for supply chain scale-ups: companies that have been around for longer. Each shortlisted start-up and scale-up can exhibit at the inNOWvate event with a small stand. This is an excellent opportunity for those companies to network with industry professionals and demonstrate their solutions. The five companies that make it through to the final of the European Supply Chain Start-up Contest will pitch their solutions on the main stage of the event, and each finalist will be interviewed individually by the professional jury.

First entries already received

Are you a start-up that hasn’t yet entered the second European Supply Chain Start-up Contest? Sign up now and seize this chance to present yourself to a large section of the supply chain industry during inNOWvate. You might even win first prize: a marketing campaign worth €40,000. Read on for a sneak preview of some of the first contestants and their business propositions:

  • Everoad: Everoad’s digital solution enables all kinds of shippers, from multinationals to local businesses, to find the best courier for all their shipment needs – big or small – anywhere in Europe.
  • Circular IQ: Circular IQ accelerates companies that believe in the economic benefits of the circular economy. The key product is an online software application that supports companies in organizing data collection, collaboration with supply chain partners, the origin of materials and data analysis.
  • TellApe: TellApe creates real-time visibility of packaging. The online portal and app called TellApe provides an at-a-glance overview of the current situation regarding stock, outgoing and incoming load carriers. The online portal manages volumes and locations, and gives immediate insight into costs. 
  • Cargonexx: Cargonexx is building the first autonomous truck service in Europe based on self-learning technology. The business model reduces traffic on the roads, reduces CO2 emissions and reduces costs for shippers, while increasing the revenue from partnerships.
  • CargoSnap: CargoSnap simplifies Proof of Condition management thanks to a user-friendly mobile app which enables employees at terminals, warehouses and retail stores to capture photos, videos and scans of documents and to work with checklists. All the information is stored on the CargoSnap platform and can then be searched, archived, used for reporting and shared.
  • GoodShipping: The GoodShipping Program is the world’s first sustainable shipping initiative. It offers companies – worldwide and of all sizes – the opportunity to make container shipments less polluting.
  • MyFreight: MyFreight is a new online service that helps shippers to save time and money. It enables companies to request and compare prices/quotations from various forwarders based on freight volumes, thus helping them to stay in control of their air and ocean freight.
  • ShareHouse: ShareHouse connects warehouse providers with companies that are looking for a quick and easy way to rent storage space. The user-friendly search function enables commercial users to find exactly the right storage space for their needs with just a few clicks.

If you are an independent company with a supply chain-related app or platform, you can enter the contest by sending an e-mail to the editorial team: Martijn Lofvers, Chief Trendwatcher (martijn.lofvers@supplychainmedia.nl) or Marysa Vos, Trendwatcher (marysa.vos@supplychainmedia.nl).