Futuristic solar-powered cars, an AR multi-player game played on the streets, art authentication using blockchain and a global sustainable fashion ecosystem were just some of the thrilling startups featured on Friday at the 6th VROOM Summit, French Riviera’s leading tech startup event.
Fascinating products showcased on the boardwalk of the prestigious Yacht Club de Monaco included the Dynamiq Porsche yacht, ICAROS futuristic fitness equipment, Koroyd safety technology, Wave Italy simulators, Clara Swiss Tech LED visibility vests, Fliteboard, eMOTION Cars, the Silver Arrows Marine Mercedes-designed yacht, Stajvelo electric bikes and a McLaren 570s GT4.
Meanwhile in the conference room, more than 200 high-net-worth individuals, private equity professionals, portfolio managers and tech industry executives were captivated as 9 startups handpicked from around Europe outlined their vision for the future.
Possible candidates for the next Unicorn were Lightyear with the world’s first commercial long-range solar car, Proxy42 augmented reality gaming, SchoolFox schools communication tool, InPlayer video streaming solution, Kool and Konscious sustainable fashion online ecosystem, Sailogy boat chartering marketplace, 4Art Technologies augmented art authentication tool,
VROOM extends a very special thank you to the event host and ambassador Giuseppe Ambrosio, Head of the Monaco Single & Multi-Family Ofﬁce International Association.
Lex Hoefsloot, CEO of Lightyear: “It is very exciting for us to be here at VROOM. We have a lot of contacts who live in Monaco and I think this is a great place to get connected to people who are enthusiastic about tech in general. Monaco is also very forward-looking in terms of sustainability thanks to Prince Albert, so this is one of the best places in Europe for us to be. It’s good to be here talking with investors who might take us to the next step.”
Johannes Scholl, ICAROS CEO and Co-Founder: “ICAROS…. an exercise machine that gives you a deep core workout, improves your coordination and gives you a Superman-like experience. I’ve been to Monaco many times before and I could see the match between ICAROS, Monte-Carlo and the VROOM Summit. For us, it’s about showing the technology in its natural habitat. Ours is a great product that can live very well in Monte-Carlo but also anywhere else in the world.”
VROOM Summit is organised by investment sourcing company White Castle Partners, in partnership with sponsors UNITE strategic hire services, Strategy to Revenue sales improvement programs and BlueBoard e-commerce intelligence platform.
We look forward to seeing you at next year’s event, Vroom Summit 2020.