The rapidly-rising parking solutions startup ParkEagle won the second Amsterdam edition of Get In The Ring Amsterdam on Thursday the 29th of September. Through its visionary parking sensor, ParkEagle discovered an empty parking spot on top of the Get in The Ring winners podium and decided to take it. The startup that aims to solve the world’s parking problems beat taxi wifi platform Cabture for the top spot. Motorbike sharing platform Motoshare landed the bronze medal. With carparking, taxi’s and motorbikes claiming all three spots on the winners podium, it was a big night for mobility-related startups.
ACE Venture Lab and EYnovation hosted the heavyweight pitching competition as part of Amsterdam Capital Week. The event took place at The Amsterdam Science Park in Café Oerknal, (Big Bang). Not only a great name for a bar at a Science faculty, but also a fitting location to host an event where competitors battle it out in the ring. Head of Ace Venture Lab Erik Boer explained at this very location the digital Big Bang took place as well, as the first email ever sent from Continental Europe to the US was posted from here. He event went a bit Al Gore by claiming: “If there is ever a place where internet started, it is here”. Then ringmaster Keith Wallace introduced the audience to the six finalists that were going to deliver big bangs to each other. Here is how the night unfolded once the participants entered the ring: