On Monday evening May 9th, Merci Joséphine won a the lux future lab prize: a 3 month free hosting in the incubator at Boulevard Royal.
Largo Wind with their project Connected Rope won the top prize at the Ireland Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce (ILCC) Innovation Contest 2016, which held its Pitching Event held at the premises of lux future lab in Luxembourg city centre.
Merci Joséphine S.à r.l. represented by Romain Baroan
“Merci Josephine” aims to revolutionise the elderly care sector through technological innovations. How do we plan to achieve our ambitions? We make it easy: Online reservation or via our connected button. We make it social: An application for the entire family to share the day-to-day life of your loved ones. We make it safe: Integration of connected objects to monitor health and wealth fare. We make it better: We propose the best care professionals via higher remuneration than the market standards.
With Geoff Thompson as Moderator, the Dragons (the judges on the evening) included Larissa Best (LBAN), Karin Schintgen (lux future lab), Paul Barreveld (Enterprise Ireland), Martin Guerin (Nyuko) and Alan Ridgway (ILCC).
The focus on this year’s contest had been on early-stage start-ups (<€50k raised). As long as the project would be operated from Luxembourg and has a technological component, there was no restriction as to business sector and whether it is product- or service-based, nor whether the participating entrepreneurs are ILCC members or not. To apply, start-ups had to demonstrate that they have covered the four basics: (1) market research; (2) product prototype; (3) (financial) business plan; and (4) have the ability to deliver a pitch.http://www.chronicle.lu/categoriesworkingnetworkingirish/item/16967-connected-rope-wins-ilcc-innovation-contest-2016