Winners Announced, It’s Time To Thank Everyone For All Their Support

BIG Winners Lisbon BIG Apps

It seems like it was just yesterday but three months after launch, Lisbon BIG Apps has now 3 winners and 3 honourable mentions. The reality is that every single team stepped up to the challenge and delivered strong pitches – no easy task for the jury.

The Lisbon BIG Conf was the stage for presentations centered on BIG Data in government, business and society. In the afternoon, it was time to see and hear the final result of two months work – the dreaded pitches.

The final three winners were:

  • wiRide, an app focused on university students, that wants to own the carsharing experience, matching those with cars with students that are looking to hitch a ride for a fee. wiRide is also well positioned to reach business parks offering the same type of service.
  • Xtourmaker is a B2B platform that will serve the tourism industry providing the possibility for tour companies to have their own GPS guided tours. This isn’t just an idea, it actually exists and they have identified their market and will no doubt be one of the success stories of Lisbon BIG Apps.
  • Taximotions was the third winner comprising of an extremely competent team with years of experience in the taxi industry. Their app is more than just a way of booking a taxi – it ensures that the most professional taxis get more costumers and increase their revenue, much deserved to their commitment to quality and security.

Parallel Planet received the most votes from the public and were awarded an honourable prize that includes go to market support from Vodafone Portugal and help in setting up a company courtesy of Câmara Municipal de Lisboa. Their app provides an immersive experience for tourists and locals, through the art of storytelling.

The other honourable awards went to Lisbon Roulette, Local Eyes and Livin’LX – you can read all about them on their individual pages on LisbonBIGApps.

A BIG thank you to all the teams, the jury, mentors and of course Vodafone Portugal, Câmara Municipal de Lisboa, Tec Labs, Microsoft and SoftLayer who made it all possible. Please visit us online and view our partners as they too, helped us make Lisbon BIG Apps a success.

See you soon…

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