Amsterdam-based Lumicks has won the Young Dutch Startup Award by Twente Innovation Events. After delivering a winning pitch, Lumicks CEO Olivier Heyning walked away with a main prize of €5,000. The company competed for the award with 11 more young startups from the Netherlands: Slim Opgewekt, Delft Hyperloop, ZTRDG, BitSensor, TrusttheSource, Emosys, Invi, Rural Spark, Clear Flight Solutions, TMI, and Plant-e.
“There was a very good competition, and I had not at all expected that we would win,” Heyning told Silicon Canals. “As a result I was actually eating french fries during the awards ceremony, because I had totally not expected to be called on stage. […] We’re going to spend [the money] on decorating our new office. Something that is hard to find money for as a cash-strapped startup, and great that we can do this now.”