2018 Pitch Battles
Startups for News 2018: the online pitch battles
Following the launch of the 2018 competition, 100 startups submitted their profile to be considered for this year’s edition. The Startups for News jury had the hard task to select the 16 most promising ones for the semi-finales, the online pitch battles. Now, we have the 8 finalists!
Every week, video presentations of two startups working on a similar theme was posted on this page. The public and the jury voted and chose their favourite startup, taking the winning one to the finale at the GEN Summit in Lisbon. A 50/50 combination of the jury and the public vote determined the winner of the battle.
Eighth Battle – Micropayments to the rescue
And the winner is… Jamatto!
Jamatto offers publishers and vendors the ability to charge small amounts easily, and consumers the ability to make hassle-free small payments. It is surprisingly simple to install, and consumers only have to set their account up once, by signing in with social or email. After that, it’s a one-click payment mechanism.
Jamatto pitched on the main stage of the GEN Summit 2018 this May, in Lisbon, Portugal.
Seventh Battle – New ways to reach your audiences
Sixth Battle – Analyse that
And the winner is… Trendolizer!
Trendolizer collects over 400,000 links per day from thousands of sources and measures, in real time, which ones are getting the most likes, views, retweets, and comments per hour. It includes an alerts and reports function.
Trendolizer pitched on the main stage of the GEN Summit 2018 this May, in Lisbon, Portugal.
Fifth Battle – Work together
Fourth Battle – Enhance your content automatically
And the winner is… Frames!
Frames allows publishers to easily enhance more than 50% of their articles with charts.
The team at Frames continuously observe the news stream and proactively create charts that give context to current world events. And when journalists write an article, they automatically suggest and insert related Frames. Frames pitched on the main stage of the GEN Summit 2018 this May, in Lisbon, Portugal.
Third Battle – Investigating public data
And the winner is… Vigilant!
The winner of the first battle is Vigilant. Vigilant allows real time search and monitoring across thousands of public data sources. If you would like to learn more about Vigilant, you can read their profile on our Medium publication.
Vigilant pitched on the main stage of the GEN Summit 2018 this May, in Lisbon, Portugal.
Second Battle – Make it visual!
And the winner is… Grafiti !
The winner of the second battle is Grafiti. Grafiti empowers newsrooms with any data skill levels to explore vetted, trusted datasets; create interactive data content; and publish to multiple formats and channels — including video and interactives — in a single click. If you would like to learn more about Grafiti, you can read their profile on our Medium publication.
Grafiti pitched on the main stage of the GEN Summit 2018 this May, in Lisbon, Portugal.