Present Your Startup New York won by Lab141

NEW YORK - New York based startup Lab141, pitched by Andrea Madho, is announced winner of Present Your Startup New York. The event took place on Monday April 8 at the headquarters of partner Silicon Harlem, the partner organization for Present Your Startup New York. Winner Lab141 stood out because of its innovative solution for a process for consumers to purchase new designer women’s clothing in a made-to-fit format. The startup manufactures clothes in 48 hours for premium direct-to-consumer fashion brands with robotics, analytics and logistics so brands can sell to any body shape with no inventory commitment.

“Lab141 has set a new standard for the yearly competition.” Said Mike Rijkers, director of the Netherlands of Innovate Today, the party that created the Present Your Startup foundation. “This prize is a testament of skill, creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship.”

Among the pitching startups were last year’s winner of Present Your Startup Lolo’s Bites, winner of Present Your Startup Caribbean Le Grand Voyages and New York based startups See Thru, Skinno, Wino and Gutandflip.

About Present Your Startup
Present Your Startup is a yearly accelerator and startup competition that connects startups to investors and experts in New York, the Netherlands and the Caribbean. Shortlisted startups follow a program of multiple training days, which is followed by a pitch competition. Throughout the whole program, the participants get to know investors, other businesses and potential customers of the Present Your Startup network.

On a yearly base, Present Your Startup takes place in New York. The New York version is however a shorter version of the Dutch and Caribbean version and consists of only a pitch competition between three New York based startups and three startups that are based in the Netherlands.

St. Martin Startup Le Grand Voyages wins Present Your Startup Caribbean 2019 

Entrepreneur Cristal Legrand from St. Martin of Le Grand Voyages is announced winner of the finals of Present Your Startup Caribbean 2019 during the third edition of the startup pitch competition on Curacao. The finals took place during the closing session of The Road to GES2019 Caribbean, a pre event of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) that takes place in the Netherlands in June. 

Cristal wins a trip to the GES and a trip to Miami during the takeover of Curacao at Venture Cafe. Runner up Gridspan Energy from the United States also wins a trip to Miami.

 During the finals, the startups Gridspan Energy, INFORMAMI, Seam Social Labs, CaribAlgea and Le Grand Voyages pitched their ideas to an audience of government officials, investors, experts and entrepreneurs.

Present Your Startup is a yearly accelerator and startup competition that connects startups to investors and experts. Shortlisted startups follow a program of multiple training days, which is followed by a pitch competition. Throughout the whole program, the participants get to know investors, other businesses and potential customers of the Present Your Startup network.

Applications Present Your Startup Caribbean open

The applications of the third edition of Present Your Startup are open! Do you have a startup based in the Caribbean? And are you looking for funding?

Apply now for Present Your Startup Caribbean 2019! Apply before January 30th! After the application deadline, we will invite you for an introduction meeting either through Skype or in person (depending on your location). Following these meetings, we will shortlist 15 startups to participate in our Prepare Your Startup Academy program.



The Prepare Your Startup Academy
Online academy
If you are shortlisted for the program, you will start your Present Your Startup journey with an online academy. During this online academy, we help you with your business model and your pitch. This way, we make sure that you are prepared well for the offline academy.

Offline Academy
Did you complete the Online Academy successfully? Then we invite you to our offline academy on March 11, 12, 13 on Curaçao. During the offline academy, you will receive training on business model, on your financial model and your pitch. Together with you, we take your business to the next level. Let’s grow!

Semi-finals
After completing the academy successfully, you get the opportunity to pitch your startup during the semi-finals on March 14 for an audience of investors, experts and entrepreneurs.

Finals March 15

On March 15, the big finals of Present Your Startup Caribbean Curaçao take place. And this time, the finals take place during a unique event: the Road to GES2019 Caribbean. Three finalists will have the opportunity to pitch their startup on stage for an audience of business executives, entrepreneurs, influencers, thought leaders, governmental officials and civil society pioneers. This is the place to be if you want to grow your startup and take it to the next level!

So, are you ready to apply for Present Your Startup Caribbean?

Lolo's wins Present Your Startup Global

HAARLEM – Lolo’s is announced winner of the finals of the fifth edition of the yearly international startup competition Present Your Startup 2018. The event took place on Wednesday evening November 28 in the Philharmonie in Haarlem in the Netherlands. Winner Lolo’s stood out in front of the jury because of the scalability of their business and product. The public choice award went to Ching from the British Virgin Islands.

Bas Beerens, founder of WeTransfer and Chairman of the jury praised the winners: “There is necessity for a healthier snack option for kids and their parents.”

The field of participants consisted of companies Green Phenix, Ching, Scheidshuren, Lolo’s and Bazoeki. They pitched their ideas to an audience of investors, experts and entrepreneurs.

Present Your Startup is a yearly accelerator and startup competition that connects startups to investors and experts. Shortlisted startups follow a program of multiple training days, which is followed by a pitch competition. Throughout the whole program, the participants get to know investors, other businesses and potential customers of the Present Your Startup network.

Founder Valerie Vallenduuk looks back to the evening with satisfaction. “We had a strong field of participants this year but I think Lolo’s is the well-deserved winner,” she states, “their pitch was extremely solid. For us, of course, this year was really special because it was the fifth edition.” 


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Lolo’s wint Present Your Startup Global

Caribische betaaldienst Ching wint publieksprijs

Haarlem, 29 november 2018 – Producent van gezonde en suikervrije snacks voor kinderen Lolo’s heeft de finale van de eerste internationale editie van startup-wedstrijd Present Your Startup gewonnen. Het Caribische Ching, een applicatie voor beveiligde creditcardbetalingen via de smartphone, won de publieksprijs. Het vijfjarig jubileum van Present Your Startup viel samen met de aankondiging van een nieuwe, exclusieve joint venture van investeerders met een omvang van 350.000 euro.

“We staan aan het begin van iets moois, echt te gek dat we hebben gewonnen”, zegt Lysanne Denneboom van Lolo’s. “Onze deelname aan Present Your Startup opent nieuwe deuren voor ons en we hebben veel interessante mensen ontmoet. Naar aanleiding van de gewonnen finale zijn we zelfs al in gesprek met meerdere geïnteresseerde investeerders. Het is nu tijd om verder te bouwen aan ons bedrijf, en echt iets te doen aan de voeding en toekomst van onze kinderen.”

Investering Bas Beerens
“Er is sprake van ‘noodzaak’:, ouders schreeuwen om producten waar geen suiker in zit”, verklaart jurylid Bas Beerens, oprichter van WeTransfer, de winst van Lolo’s. “Het mooie aan Lolo’s is dat het bedrijf ontzettend schaalbaar is. Om de volledige potentie te kunnen waarmaken, hebben ze uiteraard partners nodig. Ik geloof dat ze een mooie toekomst tegemoet gaan en wil daar als investeerder graag onderdeel van uitmaken.”

Exclusieve joint venture
Oprichtster van Present Your Startup Valerie Vallenduuk maakte gisteren bekend dat ze samen met betrokken investeerders een exclusieve joint venture opzet ter waarde van 350.000. “De intentie is om in de toekomst vanuit deze joint venture te gaan investeren in aantrekkelijke startups. Op basis van onze ervaringen van de afgelopen vijf jaar kunnen we een goede inschatting maken van de potentie van startups, die we als investeerders ook willen gaan coachen. Door het met een groep investeerders te doen, kunnen we de kennis en ervaring van startups en investeerders goed matchen.”

Over Present your Startup
Present Your Startup is een acceleratorprogramma en een succesvol pitchevenement uit Haarlem, opgezet door Valérie Vallenduuk in 2014. Het platform koppelt startups aan kapitaal door het organiseren van evenementen, het begeleiden van startups en het vinden van juiste financiering. Inmiddels is Present your Startup actief in Nederland, het Caribisch gebied en New York.