Competition roundup: Web Summit Kilimanjaro

This November, the biggest names in tech will be appearing at Web Summit –  make sure you don’t miss out, tickets are still available.

So voting has ended on Web Summit Kilimanjaro and the results are in. After the Final Round of the competition our judging panel have selected the top 5 candidates to join the expedition group heading to the summit of Kilimanjaro in October. The 5 winners will also appear on the Web Summit main stage in November, when they will talk about their experiences in front of Web Summit attendees.

How did the top five get chosen?

After submitting their initial applications, entrants were divided into two streams – those applying as individuals, and those who are with companies involved in this year’s ALPHA Startup programme.

The next stage involved applicants submitting a video, which was put up to a vote across social media. The outcome of this vote determined who out of the 2000+ total entries would make it into the shortlist of 100 in each of the two streams. That’s when the judges took over and chose the five winners –3 from the Startup stream and 2 from the Individuals stream.

The judges were looking for individuals who were adventurous, aspirational, and had great enthusiasm for business and technology. They were looking for startups with outstanding ideas and individuals with incredible stories. A full list of the top 200 can be found below. In the meantime, here is a bit more about our final top five along with their video submission:

Egor Gurjev – CEO and Co-Founder – Playkey

Joining the trip from Playkey is the company’s founder and CEO Egor Gurjev. A Startup based in Russia, Playkey is a cloud gaming solution that allows users to play a host of online games on any device that has an internet connection. As well as working on many different platforms, this application saves users money on expensive consoles while helping them avoid downloads and installations.

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Colin Billings – Head of Growth – Stitcher

Based in California, Stitcher is a service that allows users to stream the latest in news, sports, talk, and entertainment radio anywhere, on demand. Stitcher is the easiest way to discover the best of over 25,000+ radio shows, live radio stations and podcasts. Colin Billings, Stitcher’s Head of Growth, will be on his way up Kilimanjaro in just a few weeks’ time.

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Jonathan Perry – Founder, Product Manager – Sqigle INC

Jonathan is the creator of a device called EARL, the world’s first backcountry survival tablet. Named after his Italian greyhound, Jon has designed EARL to work in the most remote locations and harshest conditions. With the company growing in numbers, they recently smashed their latest crowdfunding attemp, reaching 281% of their goal. 

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Jules Terrien – CEO – Audience.fm (Qoalia.com)

Jules is a 24-year-old budding entrepreneur. After spending much of his teens working various summer jobs, from apprentice lumberjack in Austria, to gardener in Mexico, to rigger at an event management company in the UK, he eventually interned at Marvel International in London and first learnt about how digital technologies were disrupting age-old industries. At 19 he crossed the Atlantic to study at Yale University before founding a music label based in Paris, which is still going strong. After much travelling and success, his latest project is Audience.fm – currently undergoing rebranding, it is a tool for bringing consumer data to the music industry.

Jules’ video can be viewed here.

Mick Hagen – CEO/Founder – Spatch

Despite dropping out of Princeton and having lived in Brazilian favelas for 2 years as a volunteer missionary, Mick sold his first company for $45m to Chegg. Through a creative rap video (which included 25 top investors/entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley), he raised tens of thousands of dollars for small businesses that were devastated by Hurricane Sandy. An innovator and successful entrepreneur, he is currently living in London where he is going through Techstars with his new startup, Spatch. 

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Startup Final Results

Top 3 chosen by judging panel, the rest ranked according to overall score

1. Egor Gurjev – CEO and Co-Founder – Playkey – 1252 votes
2. Colin Billings – Head of Growth – Stitcher – 578 votes
3. Jonathan Perry – Founder, Product Manager – Sqigle INC – 628 votes
4. Rohan Arora – founder and ceo – bueno foods pvt ltd – 5587 votes
5. Eser Yogurtcu – Co-Founder & CEO – Oqut – 4620 votes
6. Keith White – CEO – Trak – 3550 votes
7. Alex Bystrov – CEO – Cirqle – 3181 votes
8. Achman Srivastava – Founder, CEO – Tubett – 2347 votes
9. Alex Chiang – Co- Founder & CEO – Doremi Star – 2253 votes
10. Ilya Beyrak – Founder & CEO – Resultly – 2007 votes
11. Diyanat Ali – Founder | CEO – Outlife Adventures Pvt. Ltd. – 1888 votes
12. Orgeon Waterberg – Co-Founder – Laundr – 1692 votes
13. Nguyen Nguyen – CEO – Trusting Social – 1652 votes
14. Enjiao Chen – Founder & CEO – LIFE IS A TRIP! – 1397 votes
15. Dirk Busshart – Founder / CEO – Shippies – 1392 votes
16. Abdullah Mashuk – Co-founder & CEO – Oployee, Inc. – 1385 votes
17. Johandry Espin – Founder and CEO – Chessnek Inc – 1313 votes
18. Rakel Solvadottir – Founder / CEO – reKode Education, inc. – 1306 votes
18. Ry Morgan – Co-Founder & CEO – PleaseCycle – 1306 votes
20. Richard H Harris – Chief Executive – Ensygnia – 1291 votes
21. Hemanth Satyanarayana – CEO – Dressy – 1280 votes
22. Karanpreet Singh – Cofounder – Langhar.org – 1227 votes
23. Kurtu – CEO & Founder – Linden Digital Publishing – 1205 votes
24. Melissa Thompson – Founder & CEO – TalkSession – 1160 votes
25. Samuel Huber – Founder and CEO – Betify Ltd – 1156 votes
26. Andres Vergara – CEO – Silta (Wholemeaning.com) – 1152 votes
27. Matt Crowe – Founder/CEO – AHHHA – 1036 votes
28. Bullet Mehta – CMD – Wian Tech Pvt Ltd – 980 votes
29. Marcel Muenster – CEO & Founder – TraveDoc – 967 votes
30. Maroun JNEID – Managing Director – Roadmap partner – 913 votes
31. Jasper Versteege – Ambassador of Luck – WTA Gaming Ltd. – 910 votes
32. Tomazs – Founder – Starti – 854 votes
33. Dan Klinck – CEO – East African Power – 847 votes
34. Crystal Plew – Founder, Chief Water Officer – Amazi – 829 votes
35. Brent Lucas – Technical Liason – Many To One PTSD Support Foundation – 794 votes
36. Tatiana Becker – CEO – Beander – 780 votes
37. Zack Young – Co-founder & CEO – Cherry Bird Limited – 723 votes
38. Dimitar Dimitrov – CEO – OXXY Limited – 690 votes
39. Timo Jalava – CEO & Partner, Strategy & Sales – El̥_mysluotain Ltd – 681 votes
40. Nicholas Tenhue – Co-founder, Game design & Art Lead – RunTroll – 678 votes
41. Francois Casanova – Co-founder – CEO – fitogram – 659 votes
42. Matias Honorato – Customer Developer/Growth Hacker – SlidePick – 653 votes
43. Karen Jashinsky – Founder & Chief Fitness Officer – www.o2maxfitness.com – 646 votes
44. Radu Bogdan Savonea – CEO – The Pole Society – 645 votes
45. Jakub Musialek – CEO – Pixel Technology – 635 votes
46. Stefan Debattista – Co-founder – 8am.com.mt – 630 votes
47. Denys Potapov – CEO – Barzo – 625 votes
48. Michele Cuccovillo – CEO – Netberg – 617 votes
49. Maria Victoria Scholte – Co-founder and CMO – Socitrip – 609 votes
50. Jason Dainter – Co-Founder – Eco Market – 599 votes
51. Hans Paul Pizzinini – CEO – MeetMusic – 598 votes
51. Jonathan Cottrell – CEO – Storybyte – 598 votes
53. Daniel Kyne – Founder – ReScope – 585 votes
54. Karen Jones – Co-Founder – Eat My World – 584 votes
55. Cosimo Spera – CEO – BeeBell – 577 votes
56. Francesca Fedeli – Co-founder – FightTheStroke – 575 votes
57. Jaki Bent – CEO & Founder – If Everyone Cares Ltd – 535 votes
58. Vito Margiotta – Founder – Snapp – 508 votes
59. Ravneet Singh – CEO – HUB – 507 votes
60. Hemant Sahal – Founder & Chief Artist – Butterfly Innovations – 467 votes
61. Ricardo Rodrigues – CEO and Co-Founder – LowCostBet – 452 votes
62. Caroline Jackson – Creative Director – Wrappler LTD – 451 votes
63. Dimiter Dimitrov – Co-Founder – Talkie – 444 votes
64. Endre Balogh – Co-founder – The Partymeter – 429 votes
65. Mihai Pocorschi – CEO & co-founder – mobuy solutions srl – 428 votes
66. Nithya Nahappan – Director – hooheals Assist Pte Ltd – 422 votes
67. Pradeep PJ – Co-Founder – Enroot – 419 votes
68. Wyllian Hossein – CEO – Nappix – 395 votes
69. Gareth Fenney – Co-Founder – Oomph Labs Limited – 392 votes
70. Bakar Maruashvili – CEO – Deehubs – 377 votes
71. Dru McIlhenny – Co-owner, co-operator – Go Rings – 351 votes
72. Santhi Krishnan – Director – Metrica Bizsol Pvt Ltd – 334 votes
73. Domenico Colucci – CFO – Nextome SRLs – 330 votes
74. Kaili Kleemeier – CEO – Deekit – 327 votes
75. Diajeng Lestari – CEO – HijUp.com – 323 votes
76. Tayssir Ibrahim – VP Sales & Marketing – Tatweer for Trade & Sustainable Development – 321 votes
77. Vishal Agarwal – Founder, CEO – Spatial Ideas – 315 votes
77. Ivan Mrdjen – Producer – Vrtii Ltd. – 315 votes
79. Jennifer Woodard – Founder – sisu labs – 308 votes
80. Gianpiero Lotito – Founder & CEO – FacilityLive – 306 votes
81. Matteo Bormetti – CEO – OPENMONDO.COM – 305 votes
82. Gail Condon – Founder – Writing for Tiny – 297 votes
83. Marc Erlbaum – Founder/President – eflixir – 295 votes
84. Nazeebul Ansari – Co-Founder – DudeAR – 292 votes
85. Giulia Gazzelloni – COO – Le Cicogne – 285 votes
86. Dhruv Goyal – Chairman – eduwhiz – 283 votes
87. Arif Qadir – Partner – Cultivate Industries LTD – 269 votes
87. Clara de Anchorena – Designer – Objet – upcycle design – – 269 votes
89. Henn Ruukel – Co-founder & CEO – Fleep – 267 votes
90. Amanda Kahlow – CEO & Founder – 6Sense – 265 votes
91. Jonathan Berezovsky – Founder – Townflix – 258 votes
92. Patricio Andres – CEO – Ayni – 256 votes
92. Ajitesh Kaicker – Founder – Read Startups – 256 votes
94. Spiros Misokilis – Co founder of Ask & Give – Syco – 253 votes
95. Jonas Arvidsson – Co-Founder – Parakey – 252 votes
96. Mads Holmen – Founder – Bibblio – 251 votes
97. Lukasz Koltowski – Co-founder & CMO – MySpiroo – 241 votes
98. Benjamin-Samuel Ewenczyk – CEO – getWifi – 234 votes
98. Ganesh Watve – Coordinator, SarvaShikshan – SarvaShikshan eLearning Studio – 234 votes
100. Markus Beringer – CEO, CTO – Beringer Consulting – 231 votes

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Individual Final Results

Top 2 chosen by judging panel, the rest ranked according to overall score

1. Jules Terrien – CEO – Audience.fm (Qoalia.com) – 681 votes
2. Mick Hagen – CEO/Founder – Spatch – 252 votes
3. Tihomir Dimitrov – 3D Character Artist – Ubisoft – 1997 votes
4. Muhammad Waqas Khan – Founder – Half Fried Games – 1639 votes
5. Muhammad Ahmed – Freelancer (online marketing, development) – fiverr – 1321 votes
6. Jimi Hunt – Founder – Live More Awesome – 1113 votes
7. Abdulaziz Al-Abdullah – CEO – LEMENO – 1069 votes
8. Vasco Castanheira – Founding Member + Associate Partner – AGORA + G-ERA – 1002 votes
9. Andre Lutter – Founder and CEO – PicsaStock – 944 votes
10. Agata Mroczkowska – Business Development – Rocket Internet – 833 votes
11. Samir Saleem – Founder – HybridSignals – 821 votes
12. Bilal Awan – Director / Owner – Intelligent Technology Ltd. / DataTrust Ltd. – 785 votes
13. Loren Chris Stone – CEO and Entrepreneur – BeWellMarketplace.com – 763 votes
14. Rohana Kumara Amarakoon – Student – Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka – 741 votes
15. Giacomo Grisanzio – CEO – Your Personal James – 717 votes
16. Nick Pericle – Principal – for5 – 678 votes
17. Cindy Yen – Founder, Global Data Analyst – Glance Labs, Bloomberg LP – 673 votes
18. Syed Zafar – ceo – Fetch PIN – 516 votes
19. Tyovan Ari – Founder and CEO – Vemobo – 498 votes
20. Massimiliano D’Amico – Startup/VC Lawyer – Bird&Bird; – 454 votes
21. Molly Roberson – Videographer/Mom : https://vimeo.com/user11197695 – Homeland – 439 votes
22. Domingo Lama – Cofounder & CEO – TimePoints – 438 votes
23. Tomas Dirvonskas – Co-founder and CEO – Lemon Labs – 406 votes
24. Todor Popov – Student – Power Energy 2001 – 391 votes
25. Fabiana Mazzacani – Owner – Faabulousstuff – 388 votes
26. Dimitrios Peichamperis – Medical student – – – 382 votes
27. Eddie Doherty – Looking for new position – Looking for new company to join – 380 votes
27. Ahmed Abdel Rahman – Chairperson – Menteultima – 380 votes
29. Magdalena Kala – Private Equity Analyst – Bain Capital – 368 votes
30. Alex Andreu – Partner Relationship Manager – Betabeers – 365 votes
31. Catherina O’Gorman – Founder & CEO – Think Love University – 363 votes
32. Mark Kaslatter – CEO & Founder – box-planner Ltd. – 362 votes
33. Saurabh Jindal – Director – Aurous Partners – 349 votes
34. Jonathan Di Paola – Founder; HR vice-president – EntrepreNeuron – 347 votes
35. Dale Zak – Co-founder & CTO – OneStory Inc – 330 votes
36. Andrew Watkins-Ball – Founder – afb – 328 votes
37. Brijesh Kumar Tiwari – Area executive – ITC LTD. – 327 votes
38. Joerg Schnure – Founder & Art Trader – pinkwhY – 319 votes
38. Graham North – Co-founder – Edfolio – 319 votes
40. Kamaladdin Fataliyev – Research Assistant – Nanyang Technological university – 316 votes
41. Arnaud Bonzom – Startup Lover @ INSEAD – INSEAD – 314 votes
42. Caroline Park – Senior Marketing Manager – Cedars Online – 306 votes
43. Eoin Byrne – PhD Student – Cork Institute of Technology – 302 votes
44. Jason Curry – Co Founder & Managing Director – Avamind – 294 votes
44. Joey Tawadrous – Software Developer – App Addiction – 294 votes
46. Jose Luis Fermandois – Operations Director – Universidad Tecnologica de Chile Inacap – 275 votes
47. Blanca Tulleuda – Senior ICT, HR & Organization processes Consultant – Self employed since Feb 2014 – previous 14 years at everis – 269 votes
48. Tanvi Chaturvedi – User Interface – User Experience – Designer – MakeMyTrip – 266 votes
49. Jillian Kozyra – Co-founder & CTO/Senior Researcher – StableRenters/Symas Corporation – 264 votes
50. Cinthia Solorio – Photographer – www.csolorio.com – 258 votes
51. David Flores – Professor/ Freelancer/ Curator/ Founder/ Learner – Onward Development – 245 votes
52. Sarah Jane Pell – Artist Explorer – European Space Agency (ESA) TT Art & Science – 234 votes
53. Adam Harrington – CEO – Tuggo Dog Toys LLC – 232 votes
54. Robin Balser – CEO & CO FOUNDER & EVANGELIST – DARP DECADE – 230 votes
55. Cian Foley – Web Designer/Developer – UTD Web Design – 220 votes
56. Laura Tobin – PhD Researcher / Science Communicator / Dublin Maker Co-Founder – “TBD” (undecided at the moment) / Dublin Maker – 208 votes
57. Autumn O’Donnell – Student – Cork Institute of Technology – 207 votes
58. Aadav SS – Student – N/A – 204 votes
59. Chrystal McKay – Nurse/Founder – NurseMedx – 201 votes
60. Shravani Vatti – Founder – Ardizen – 199 votes
61. Matteo – Business Development Manager / Consultant – Cargo Media AG – 197 votes
62. Akash Dongre – Co-founder – MoFirst Solutions – 186 votes
63. Andi Agaraj – IT specialist – General Directorate of Taxation – 178 votes
64. Lian Kimia – Business Development Manager – Axis Innovation – 174 votes
65. Mojca Gabrovsek – Owner / director – ProSS – Professional Sports Solutions – 172 votes
66. Ehon Chan – Entrepreneur-in-Residence – HubEng.in (super early stage) – 171 votes
66. Puja Jaiswal – Associate Account Strategist – Google Inc. – 171 votes
68. Andrew Stern – Founder / Professor – COREiculum – 167 votes
69. Vahid Monadjem – Chief Executive Officer – Nomanini – 161 votes
70. Achilles Mavropoulos – Accounting and insurance services – Achto – 156 votes
71. Arnon Katz – Founder – Butterfly Media – 146 votes
72. Christos Habachy – Co-Founder – Picabet – The Social Gaming App – 144 votes
73. Matthew Rosenberg – Designer Director – M-Rad Architecture – 139 votes
74. Francesc Balague – Business Manager – Wonference.com – 138 votes
74. Alexander Karpov – CEO – Reverse Project – 138 votes
74. Sri Sushi Kanth Putcha – founder – kalpakalla talkies – 138 votes
77. Janell Smith – Producer/Martial Artist – Iron Dragon Productions – 131 votes
77. Irina Zavina – SVP, Business Development – Gansevoort Hotel Group – 131 votes
77. Ezequiel Foncubierta – Founder – Nomoni – 131 votes
80. Nikhil Goel – Software Development Engineer – Broadcom – 127 votes
81. Ronan O Neill – 3D animation – Brown Bag Films – 126 votes
81. Saeed Younesi – CEO & Founder – Oramon – 126 votes
83. Iulia Porneala – Head of Product Management – Cyberghost VPN – 120 votes
84. Dewet Du Toit – Actor, writer, producer, director/African ambassador for A-TEAM FOR WILDIFE, USA – A-Team For Wildlife.org – 115 votes
85. Dimitri Ntempos – Founder – Sociallgreen – 111 votes
86. Gustavo Araujo – CEO – A.SENSES – 107 votes
87. Ankur Thakuria – CEO, Founder – CampusWriting.Com – 94 votes
88. George-Marian Puscuta – Customer Service Representative – Hewlett Packard – 92 votes
89. Soledad Pons – Team Enabler – inTEAMacy – 90 votes
90. Niko – Marketing manager & business developer – Kawboom – 81 votes
91. Abhijeet Khandagale – Technology Consultant – Albedo Informatics – 79 votes
92. Bogusz – Happy man – Freedom Trail – 57 votes
92. Al Shahriat Karim – Freelancer – Delta Team – 57 votes
94. Elizabeth Weingarten – Founder and CEO by night. By day, Associate Director of the Global Gender Parity Initiative. – TRIBELLE, LLC. And the New America Foundation. – 52 votes
95. Amulya Yadav – PhD Student – University of Southern California – 49 votes
96. BALAJI JEYAKUMAR – FOUNDER – H2O TRUST – 43 votes
97. Arun Valluru – Manager-Planning – IVRCL Ltd – 37 votes
98. Will Hatcher – Supreme TasteMaster – Delicious Bath Water – 34 votes
99. Abhinav Ramesh – Unemployed – NoCompany – 30 votes
100. Pamela Wagner – Entrepreneur/Student – Hult International Business School – 24 votes

Read: Web Summit Kilimanjaro – The Final Results

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