Announcing our PITCH 2016 Winners: Kubo Robot

We’ve just crowned Kubo Robot our PITCH 2016 Winners! Kubo is an educational coding robot for kids, teaching them to code through play. The Danish startup pitched in front of a panel of leading investors and battled it out with 200 other startups for the top prize – €100,000 in VC funding from Portugal Ventures.

We caught up with CEO Tommy Otzen just after their win was announced and he couldn’t believe his company had taken first prize.

How confident were you before the final pitch?
“We weren’t very confident, to be honest. I think somehow I did something right, and I actually think it was the solution that carried us through.”

How did it feel pitching in front of an audience of 15,000 people?
“A bit intimidating, but at the same time when you get on stage, you’re focused, you know what you have to do. And because the timeline is very short you just focus on giving the best you have and afterwards answering the questions as best you can.”

What will winning PITCH do for your company?
“At the stage we’re at right now, we’re trying to get some publicity and the reason that we wanted to come to Web Summit was to build relationships with people in new markets and try to get in contact with media.”

Winning PITCH will certainly help put them on the map in the startup world. Kubo will now join the ranks of past winners Connecterra, re:3D and Basestone – other rising startup stars.

PITCH is open to any of our ALPHA and BETA startups. Apply here for ALPHA for Web Summit 2017.

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