The third day was all about the pitch. Expert curators and judges would be present to form a panel jury that would receive each team's idea, and choose which one they thought was the best, and most viable.
We prepared a slide show outlining the problem (discarded toys contribute enormously to plastic waste, unwanted toys clutter up the house), the statistics (the number of families with kids, profit figures from the toy industry), the solution (FreshStarter
, of course), and a basic value proposition.
Our pitch was at 16:00, and went quite well, with the jury panel asking insightful questions, and our CEO Karlis knocking them out of the park.
In the end though, none of the Circular Economy
projects were chosen for the grand finale. But that is far from the end of the road. Each and every team is encouraged to see their project through.
We were treated to presentations from the five finalists, which were very interesting, and it was great to see the diversity of ideas
coming out of one single event.
You can view our presentation right here!Hack Belgium 2018
was an informative learning experience for both newbies to the Startup world and seasoned veterans alike. We at Botwiser
would encourage everyone to participate in these types of events, not for the grand prize or the recognition, but for the experience itself and for the inspiring people you meet.
If you're interested, we're always looking for volunteers
to help FreshStarter
come to fruition, so don't hesitate to send us a message on FaceBook
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For more on us and the event, visit Botwiser
, and Hack Belgium