Not one, not two, but three winners emerged from the national Get in the Ring finals in The Hague on Thursday November 17th. FreshStrips, Flex-Appeal and Mellon Medical were the winning startups that presented the pitches which packed the most punch. They will join ParkEagle (winner GITR Amsterdam) and VR Peekaboo (winner GITR Maastricht) as the Dutch entries in the Global Get in the Ring in Singapore in May 2017.
Light Weight, Middle Weight and Heavy Weight Winners
Student startup Fresh Strips from the Technical University of Eindhoven won in the Light Weight category with its clever strips that change colour when temperatures increase. The Fresh Strips provide a more accurate indication of expiration dates than the current system of dates printed on items. The Middle Weight category was for communication platform Flex-Appeal. Flex-founder Ruben Wieman even wore a bow-tie that matched the company’s logo. Mellon Medical from Nijmegen’s Novio Tech Campus took home the Heavy Weight Award due to the Medtech’s groundbreaking Switch appliance which can improve the way surgery is performed.