What happened in the previous season of Startups for News?
The Startups for News programme capped its sixth season in Vienna, Austria in June, with the data visualisation startup Flourish taking the final vote of the jury. Urbs Media was the runner-up. Watch last season’s highlights in the video below.
The winner of the 2017 Startups for News competition is the data visualisation platform Flourish, a powerful and flexible tool to quickly and efficiently produce high-quality interactive content, including data visualisations, maps and explainers. It is a solution for non-coders allowing them to produce interactive visuals, stories and interactives based on flexible templates, but also for newsroom developers, allowing them to come up with their own templates.
Runner-up Urbs Media, an editorial agency that combines human-authored data journalism with automation to deliver data-driven stories daily and on a large scale, was a strong contender and captured both jury and attendees of the GEN Summit in Vienna.