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For the fourth time, Germany's four most important startup hotspots chose the most innovative young company in the Startup-Champs competition, this year from the digital health sector. The overall winner was deepeye from Munich, while dpv-analytics was successful for Hamburg.

© Hamburg Invest: the award ceremony for Startup-Champs 2023
© Hamburg Invest: the award ceremony for Startup-Champs 2023

Attractive prizes for the winning teams

Three startups from each of the cities of Berlin, Hamburg, Munich and Cologne competed against each other on June 22 for the finale of Startup-Champs 2023 in the Bavarian capital. The participants pitched their business idea in front of a top-class jury of experts. The jury then determined the four regional winners in addition to the national winner. The winning startups can look forward to free tickets and an appearance at Slush, Europe's largest startup event, and many other regional prizes. deepeye, as Startup Champ 2023, will receive additional rewards such as personal coaching, pitch training and participation in Insurlab Germany's exclusive Topic Day Health. Before the final, all finalists had the opportunity to present themselves at the Startup Champs joint booth at Bits & Pretzels Healthtech.

© Hamburg Invest: Dr. Med. Stephan Kranz pitched for dpv-analytics
© Hamburg Invest: Dr. Med. Stephan Kranz pitched for dpv-analytics

About deepeye and dpv-analytics

The Munich-based startup deepeye develops a decision-support algorithm for ophthalmologists. This enables doctors to provide more personalised therapy for patients suffering from common eye diseases such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and others with a prevalence of more than 12% in the European population. The team is working with imaging and pharmaceutical companies to prevent the causes of more than 90% of blindness in the EU. dpv-analytics, based in Hamburg, Germany, has developed a solution to simplify heart attack and stroke prevention. It is a novel mini ECG system, which is expected to replace the current long-term ECG in the future.You can learn more about dpv-analytics and the other Hamburg finalists, myndpaar and doctorderma, here.

© Hamburg Invest: the award ceremony for Startup-Champs 2023
© Hamburg Invest: the award ceremony for Startup-Champs 2023

Startup-Champs is a pitch competition in which young companies from all over Germany can apply with their product. The startup strongholds Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne and Munich have joined forces for this purpose. Berlin Partner, Hamburg Invest, Köln Business, Munich Startup and Werk1 have been organizing Startup-Champs since 2020. After the first two competitions were held as online events due to corona, the final in Munich in 2023 is the second live event after last year's staging in Hamburg. Each year, the competition has a different focus topic; in 2023, it's all about digital health. With the joint event format, the four cities want to make the importance of startups and technological progress understandable and visible.


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