KlickEx and Waratek take top spots in Innotribe start-up challenge

KlickEx and Waratek take top spots in Innotribe start-up challenge

New Zealand-based person-to-person currency exchange KlickEx has emerged as the winner of the Innotribe Startup Challenge at Sibos in Dubai.

KlickEx triumphed over a field of nine other start-ups to walk away with a $50,000 cash prize following a competitive 10-minute pitch at the incubator's final Sibos session.

To qualify for the challenge, eligible start-ups had to be less than three-years old and have no more than $1M in combined revenue and investment in the last 12 months.

A second Innotribe face-off between six later-stage or 'innovator' companies was won by Dublin-based Java virtualisation and cloud specialists Waratek.

The Finextra TV crew caught up with Waratek's John Matthew Holt earlier in the day to discuss the problems banks have in running a large IT estate.

Finextra also met up with KlickEx founder Robert Bell to talk about the start-ups origins in the South Pacific and plans for the future, post-Innotribe.

Comments: (1)

A Finextra member
A Finextra member 19 September, 2013, 11:21Be the first to give this comment the thumbs up 0 likes

Well done Robert, "CONGRATULATIONS", I am so pleased that you could get the concept across the line as it is such a worthwhile and helpful product. When you need a platform and the software to support this application you know where we are.

Again, "Well done", Dan