Vilnius TechFusion Startup Awards 2022
Vilnius TechFusion – which is the name the city has given its thriving Fintech, ICT, Biotech and Laser ecosystem – together with Startup Lithuania, celebrated the end of the year with an all-out party in the dungeons of prominent local startup Kilo.Health, wrapping up the year with a review of the latest statistics.
Fourth year in a row six awards were given to the most distinguished startups.
- Four were voted by a jury (Newcomer of the Year, Best Emerging Tech, Rising Star Award and Ecosystem Hero);
- One was awarded based on a public vote (Public’s Favourite);
- The Startup of the Year award – was voted on by the 14 most prominent startups as well as previous winners of the award.
Winners of 2022 awards
Startup of the Year
One of the most popular ecommerce platforms in the world, with 80,000 clients in 130 countries. 2022 was especially successful for Omnisend – it was nominated as one of the fastest-growing tech companies in Europe by Deloitte and Financial Times, and won the Bronze Award at the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.
- Kilo Health
Co-Founder of Vinted, the first Lithuanian unicorn, who is currently developing a startup space in a former industrial area of the city and is an active mentor and angel investor into the startup ecosystem.
- Fintech Hub LT
- Mantas Mikuckas, Vinted
- Rita Sakus, LitBan
- Sergei Klimov, Charlie Oscar
Newcomer of the Year
Startup with more than 250 million users of their app Flo, the first AI-powered technology to track women’s health. FloHealth also has offices in Amsterdam, San Fransico and London. Their office in Vilnius opened two years ago and the company currently employs almost 250 people here.
- iTechArt Group
- Flo Health
Best Emerging Tech
Up-and-coming laser tech company using a newly developed technology to drastically decrease both the price and time it takes to develop sophisticated laboratory quality lasers. The startup recently received a EUR 3.5 million investment from a Taiwanese fund.
- Super How?
- Vital3D Technologies
- Cambridge Phenotyping
- QS Lasers
Startup developing tools for solar parks in more than 60 countries around the world. The company plans, engineers and maintains projects, enabling data-driven decisions and continuous optimization.
- myTU / Travel Union
Startup promoting healthy lifestyles through daily step counting challenges for communities and companies, with product discounts exchanged for steps accrued.