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Season 5


What happened in the 2016 edition of Startups for News?

During the fifth season, GEN, in partnership with,, Storyful and Telekom Austria Group, Vienna Business Agency and the Austrian Chamber of Commerce (Wirtschaftskammer Österreich), selected 16 startups that faced off through online pitch battles. The public voted for their favorite startup. The 8 winning teams were invited to pitch at the GEN Summit 2016.

And the SFN 2016 winner was…

The winner of the 2016 Startups for News competition was the innovative speech-to-text startup Trint. Its browser-based platform converts any audio or video file to text in minutes. Trint’s interactive editor marries audio to the text, making it easy to search and polish transcripts to perfection. Hours of tedious labour are reduced to just minutes.

Valossa came very close and won an honourable mention. Valossa created a proprietary AI platform which understands the deep content data of videos and provides novel solutions for discovery, content production and contextual advertising.

Meet the finalists of Startups for News 2016