Girls in Tech Paris is proud to announce ALTAROAD, as the winner of the top prize for the 2018 AMPLIFY Women’s Pitch Competition, which was held on Wednesday, October 10th at the The Embassy of Singapore in France. ALTAROAD is a French innovative start-up developing a road infrastructure platform for operators of roads, city traffic managers, logisticians, autonomous and connected cars. The solution generates road data to monitor traffic patterns, track the weight of vehicles, assess their impact on the road and detect dangerous driving behavior.  As the winner of the top prize of AMPLIFY pitch competition, ALTAROAD will attend the ESSEC Asia-Pacific Entrepreneurship Residency Week, receive 1 year priority access to free conference passes to conferences organized by partners of Girls in Tech Paris and a place to pitch at the finals of the Tech Invest Europe Awards organized by the Digital Business News (Paris Nov 2018) to help move their startup forward.

The others winners were:

  • Special Prize “Kaspersky”: WIVI by E-HEALTH TECHNICAL SOLUTIONS S.L.

WIVI, an immersive and interactive 3D technology to assess and improve children’s visual dysfunctions at an affordable price.

  • Special Prize: “The Ascott”: EvidenceB

EvidenceB develops digital modules that include tests, activities and dashboards (chatbot, serious game…) based on specific topics of school curriculum (math, language, science…). These modules are based on the latest concepts and results of cognitive science (e.g. Core Knowledge approaches) and draw on artificial intelligence techniques which contribute to adaptive learning.,

  • Special prize “Club Gen #Startuppeuse”: Solinum

Solinum aims to use new technologies as a leverage to help homeless people and refugees. Our first project, Soliguide, use digital tools to map all the useful information for them.

  • Special prize “Girls in Tech”: Silkpay

Silkpay connects European retailers with 900 millions Chinese consumers by providing Alipay and Wechat acceptance solutions to their points of sales and their e-commerce websites. Silkpay also helps retailers to increase their visibility by providing digital marketing services on Chinese social media and other platforms.

  • Special prize: “INNOVARGY”: EDZO

EDZO is a sales enabler for retailers. EDZO, a personal digital coach powered by AI, provides the last mile information delivery solution to point of Sale. Corporate Expertise is digitalized and made available to all via Virtual Experts. With the help of the virtual coach, EDZO offers a full range of online courses and tools to have better sales, negotiation skills and client satisfaction by offering the right recommendation to the right client at the perfect time.

The prizes for all the laureates include:

  • Online and live coaching on how to pitch and stage presence for all finalists
  • 1 year of invitation to EDB-organised breakfast seminars
  • 1 year of free invitation to in-house events organised by Girls in Tech Paris
  • Invitation to the closing ceremony of the France-Singapore Year of Innovation
  • Information on the Singapore ecosystem, and help to make relevant business introductions if necessary
  • One invitation to the Tech Invest Paris event (Nov 2018)

The AMPLIFY top prize winner was selected by a panel of experienced tech professionals and investors, including His Excellency Zainal Arif Mantaha Ambassador of Singapore, Prof. Dr Ha Hoang from ESSEC Business School; Catherine Oudot, Head of channel sales at Kaspersky Lab; Lin Dejean, Managing Partner at RVP One; Damien Courbon Co-founder and COO of Swapcard; Thomas Recouvreux, Founder of Pygmento; Basile Cayatte, Founder of Innovargy & Viviane Strickfaden, Club Génération #Startuppeuse.

Sponsors & partners of the AMPLIFY Paris Women’s Pitch Competition include Ascott, Bloomberg, Club Génération #Startuppeuse, Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), The Embassy of Singapore, ESSEC Business School, Innovargy, Kaspersky Lab, Pygmento, RVP One & Swapcard.