The representatives of Palacký University selected the best startup at this year’s Business Ball, which took place on January 25 in Olomouc. Under the heading of the Startup Club, the authors of the project of a thermosolar hive, which helps the bees in the fight against mites, took the first place and the prize worth CZK 100,000.
The Ride2sCool child bike project, which received a voucher for visual identity, ranks second.
The director of the Science and Technology Park of the Palacký University in Olomouc (UP) Roman Jurečka, representatives of the CzechInvest Agency for Entrepreneurship and Investment Promotion, the Chamber of the District Chamber of Commerce, or the organizing digital agency ESMEDIA Interactive, met at the expert jury.
“Martin Jančík from the successful launch of Liftago, Tomáš Hülle, the founder of the European Center for Career Education and the President of the Czech China Entrepreneurs Forum, mentor David Kovalský and other personalities have created a very good jury of our competition. I wish the winning projects a lot of success in further development and we will be glad to see that this year’s Startup Club prizes will help them a little bit. Perhaps it will be beneficial for them to bring to the audience thanks to the connection with Business Ball also a number of interesting investors and businessmen, a publicist, a member of the European Parliament or the President of the Czech Chamber of Commerce, “said Pavel Sedláček, organizer of the Startup Club and founder of the digital agency ESMEDIA Interactive . “I would also like to thank for the support and very pleasant cooperation of our colleagues from CzechInvest and the Palacký University of Science and Technology, who also invited us to participate in the UP Business Camp last year,” he added.
“At our November UP Business Camp conference, we selected five of the more than 15 projects that went to the January Business Ball. It was a safe cycling project, an online internet price and quality comparator, a children’s wheelchair for children with disabilities, and two winning projects. I wish all the projects good luck in business, “said Roman Jurečka, of the UP Science and Technology Park.
Startup Club is the unique feature of the Olomouc Business Ball. It is an island of an unusual networking platform that connects the world of startups, investors and business celebrities. The Business Ball is organized by the Olomouc County Economic Chamber, the ESMEDIA digital agency and the Evepro event agency.
Author of the photos: Jan Andreáš
Author of the text: Business Ball organizers, edited by Dana Jurková