In the latest development, Dating app feverr has won the Galileo Masters Netherlands Challenge, a competition for innovative applications of satellite navigation data, during European Space Week in Helsinki.
The team behind feverr, who is developing a navigation technology that enables their dating app users to meet up safely, accepted the prize during the official award ceremony, otherwise known as the Space Oscars.
European Space Week is the leading event for the European space programmes in 2019. The event will present first-hand insights into the European Union’s Space Programmes Copernicus, EGNOS and Galileo and updates on the New Space Economy, as well as discussing how space solutions can contribute to a sustainable Europe and a sustainable future.
Why feverr in European Space Week?
The core concept of feverr is to facilitate safe offline first contact for users. Existing navigation services bring users from A to B via the fastest route. With the help of ESA, feverr is developing a navigation technology that lets users take the safest route to their meetup location. Because of the social value of this concept, the Rotterdam startup has won a ‘Space Oscar’ in Helsinki.
For the uninitiated, feverr is a dating app in development that allows its users to meet face to face immediately, without swiping or chatting online first. As per the company claims, feverr will launch this summer.
Notably, Founders Charlie Wulff and Victor Bloem worked on this business concept during their Master in Strategic Entrepreneurship at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, and within the startup accelerator program of the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship (ECE).
Last summer, AI developer Obrian Mc Kenzie joined feverr as a co-founder and CTO. Now, feverr is supported within the Business Incubation Centre of the European Space Agency (ESA) in Noordwijk.
Charlie Wulff, the co-founder, said:
It’s amazing to win a big prize and receive international recognition at this early stage of our startup. Our goal now is to develop as quickly as possible so that users can test the app.
Main image credit: feverr
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