Women Who Tech’s fifth Women Startup Challenge showcased 10 of the best early stage women-led startups from across Europe at City Hall in London, cohosted by the Office of the Mayor.
The 10 startups were chosen from hundreds of applicants, and the Women Startup Challenge was co-produced with Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist and Craig Newmark Philanthropies, on May 3, 2017.
Pitching Founder: Alexandra Grigore
Simprints developed an inexpensive biometric scanner, mobile app, and cloud platform that has become the first identity provider for the 1.5 billion people who do not have formal IDs around the world. By using people’s fingerprints to accurately link them to records, Simprints aims to create a world where lack of identity is never the reason why anyone is denied the services, care, and rights they deserve.
Audience Choice Award
Pitching Founder: Dr. Maria Chatzou
Lifebit is creating the operating system of genomics. Their unified framework system enables insightful, real-time genomics analyses by making them easy to deploy, portable across clusters and clouds, scalable no matter the size of the data to be analyzed, reproducible, and more time and cost-efficient.