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Smart Station Zurich – Opportunity for Startups

Jul 06, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler


Application deadline is July 31, 2018
Startups may get the opportunity to test their prototype and market in the main hall of Zurich’s SBB Central Station. The initiative is called “SBB Sandbox” and will take place October 16 – 21, 2018. Train station users can test digital projects and prototypes and the startups get feedback. To prepare for this testing Swill Rail SBB will assist the startups.
The main aim of the initiative is to find out if the prototype works well in the real world, people are prepared to pay for it, the product is easy to use, which variant is better, and whether the customer experience is as expected.
Startups can apply online until July 31, 2018
The SBB Sandbox is part of the My Smart Station Zurich HB project set up to increase customer experience and the service quality at the station with an ambitious goal: “By April 2019, Zurich Central Station is to become the world's most digital and personal train station.” The customers are invited to rate the Smart Station services or suggest new offers at website.
Photos: SBB

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Website for more information: https://www.sbb.ch/de/bahnhof-services/bahnhoefe/shopville-zuerich-hauptbahnhof/smart-station/wall-of-fame/sbb-sandbox.html
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The sixth Startups @ Reeperbahn is open for Applications

Jul 05, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler


Application deadline is August 10, 2018
For the sixth time Startups @ Reeperbahn in Hamburg will be the place where five young, innovative companies from all over Europe present themselves to over 450 investors, corporates, journalists and multipliers of the German digital and media industry. The winner will take home a media budget of € 150.000 – the WELT Media Prize – and a ticket to attend the SXSW Festival 2019 in Austin, Texas.

Organized by Hamburg Startups in cooperation with the Reeperbahn Festival, the event will take place on September 19, 2018

From the applicants, a top caliber board of trustees will select the five finalists who will not only present, but also are invited for an exclusive after show event with over 80 financially strong investors.
Applications are possible until August 10, 2018



Contact for more information: Sanja Stankovic
Website for more information: http://www.hamburg-startups.net/startupsreeperbahn-2018-pitch/
SDO link: http://www.spica-directory.net/asf/?id=3060

Transparency and Quality Standards for Swiss Apps

Jul 07, 2018. Provided by: Heinz Fiedler


Application for the award is possible until September 10, 2018 through website 
Since five years “Best of Swiss Apps” is annually awarding the Best of Swiss Apps Award is to promote transparency and quality standards in the Swiss app and mobile industry. This year the award ceremony for the sixth edition of Best of Swiss Apps will take place on Nov 7 in Zurich for the categories Innovation, Design, User Experience, Functionality, Business Impact, Campaigns, Enterprise, Games , "Mixed, Augmented & Virtual Reality" as well as "Conversational App" which is the main theme for the 2018 contest. In this category, dialogical applications are sought that can work together with language assistants like Alexa, Cortana and Siri, and go beyond the functionality of a chat bot.

The winners of all Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Master Awards since 2013 are listed in the Hall of Fame.

Contact for more information: Best of Swiss Apps
Website for more information: http://bestofswissapps.ch/de/
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