The Big Squeeze Awards 2021

On a mission to strengthen Belgium’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and providing a unified voice for entrepreneurs, Startups.be |Scale-Ups.eu, as by yearly tradition, will work again with a professional jury to identify, recognize and nominate the movers and shakers of the national entrepreneurship movement.

But as we also believe in believing in yourself and being proud of your own accomplishments we encourage you to apply for nominations! Do you have what it takes to become the next Startup of the Year? Is your Student Startup ready for that next steps? Did your tech solution disrupt the industry?

APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED

The Big Nominees

Simplicy
Simplicy

We are five young  people motived to make the legal area more accessible and understandable for  everyone.
   We have developed a smart contact form that sets up on lawyer’s website.  When someone wants to contact a lawyer, our artificial intelligence asks him  / her to sum up his / her problems in a few words.
   Then, our artificial intelligence asks more specific questions depending on  the described problem.
   Finally, our solution sends this request to a competent lawyer. Depending  on the request, it also provides the lawyer with jurisprudence and response  templates.

Liocare
Liocare

Liocare is  a platform that links students to care institutions in need of help in their  own region. The increasing aging of the population puts more pressure on  healthcare personnel. Students are the solution!

Toqua.ai
Toqua.ai

Toqua's goal is to  bring the potential of machine learning & digital interoperability to the  maritime industry to allow for data-driven decision-making & cooperation  to reduce fuel consumption & emissions. We create intelligent models able  to identify, predict and mitigate causes of inefficiencies, paving the way  towards carbon-neutral shipping.

ScarabSports
ScarabSports

SCARAB Sports is a  start-up positioning itself in the rapidly growing industry of data driven  sports technology. We strive to boost the performance progress of  professional athletes and assist their entourage with actionable data on  technical and cognitive skills.
In modern football there is an abundance of performance data on the  physical aspect of a player, but for youth players in physical development,  these data can give a wrong image and it is certainly not the only aspect  that defines a great football player. Highly skilled technical and cognitive  football players are becoming increasingly valuable, but there is a lack of  tools to test and train them objectively.

SCARAB Sports assists football clubs and academies with a flexible training  module around which a multitude of training drills can be built to train and  objectively test football players on their technical and cognitive  skills.  
Integrated high-tech sensors will be tracking the player all along the  exercises to provide data and valuable insights on the connected app. By this  way SCARAB Sports will reduce the number of lost talents to a minimum.

Intelliprove
Intelliprove

IntelliProve  is an innovative MedTech startup, developing a mobile app and processing  engine capable of accurately determining vital health parameters within 30  seconds, using a combination of novel signal processing and computer vision  technology. We enable healthcare providers to measure vital parameters of  patients with one click on a smartphone. Fast, contactless and without the  need for any specialized device or wearable.

Whale
Whale
Nanny ML
Nanny ML

At NannyML  we build enterprise software for detecting and correcting ML systems in  production. That includes detecting data and concept drift, estimating  performance loss and suggesting corrective actions as well as a dashboard  that presents all these insights for business and technical users. Our goal  is to ensure that ML systems keep adding value and that insights that can be  extracted from ML systems are clearly communicated to business stakeholders.  We want to make ML in production effortless to interact with and extract  value from.

Huappi
Huappi

Our purpose is to empower employees and make companies “future proof". huapii is a talent platform that helps employees flourish their strengths, skills and full potential. We make all the skills visible and accessible within organizations and give employees the ownership to develop them further. We work as an ally to our customers to create a more engaged workforce, where collaboration happens across teams and talent can develop themselves within the organization

Verbolia
Verbolia

Verbolia has created a SaaS tool to help ecommerce sites to create super optimized landing pages for SEO in a fully automated mode.   Company started in 2018, and is already generating more than 1.2M€ARR, with an international customer base like Mediamarkt, Decathlon, Hema, OLX (Brazil), for which the technology brings more than 8 millions new visitors per month. We raised about 1m€ in seed funding, and we are already profitable, and probably looking for series A funding in the next 12-24 months to accelerate growth.

Phished
Phished

Phished is an  AI-driven platform that focuses on the human side of cybersecurity. By  combining fully automated training software with personalised, realistic  simulations of cyberattacks, Phished teaches your employees how to correctly  and safely deal with online threats. Because of this, employees are better  prepared and more secure, the data, reputation and assets of organisations  are more secure.

Oncomfort
Oncomfort

Oncomfort  is the inventor of the Digital Sedation™. This new digital therapy reliefs  patients’ pain and anxiety before, during and after medical procedures. This  revolutionising therapy combines clinical hypnotherapy and integrative  therapeutic techniques through Virtual Reality.

Lynx.care
Lynx.care

Leuven  based LynxCare and its AI powered data platform collects and analyses  structured and unstructured data from many different sources to provide  actionable insights for medical professionals with the sole goal of improving  patient outcomes. They partner with leading healthcare organisations to  increase the efficiency and healthcare quality while being compliant with  strict data protection legislation. The scaleup has a team of over 25 people,  all with both data and medical backgrounds. Over the last years they raised  capital through multiple investors like Annie Vereecken and btov partners

Wooclap
Wooclap
Shape.ai /Soda
Shape.ai /Soda
Nodalview
Nodalview

Nodalview is used by  2.300+ real estate agencies and is the European leading mobile-based  photography solution that transforms smartphones into the ultimate toolkit  for real estate agents. Nodalview leverages smartphone technology, AI and  cloud computing into an all-in-one cutting edge visual marketing tool.

   With Nodalview, real estate agents can
   - create high definition perfectly exposed HDR Photos
   - capture 10k 360° automatically
   - assembled and control virtual tours
   - edit full HD videos.

Sunrise
Sunrise

Sunrise is  a Belgian startup working on the at-home diagnostics of sleep disorders using  a novel biosignal. This is a sleep testing technology simplifying access to  sleep disorders diagnosis.  Thanks to  an easy-to-use, wireless, 3-gram sensor, Sunrise allows anyone to clinically  test their sleep. It brings gold-standard quality from hospital diagnosis  directly to the patient’s home and it is the only certified medical device  fully automating its analysis while demonstrating above 90% agreement with  in-lab sleep studies. At a fraction of the cost.

Rockestate
Rockestate

Rockestate  is a data science startup, founded in 2017 in Brussels, Belgium. We  specialize in the remote and real-time evaluation of buildings on a  country-wide scale to help companies understand their customers' houses. The  building data, valuations and 3D models we calculate enables property  insurers and mortgage lenders to digitize their product offerings with  frictionless customer journeys without compromising on risk management.

Moonbird
Moonbird

We’ve  developed an intuitive, tactile and handheld device to guide one’s breath.  The device expands and contracts like an external lung in your hand, giving  you a pace to match with your breath. The device has a sensor that collects  biosignals, displaying the impact of your breathing exercise in the app. The  trainer can be used stand-alone, as well as in combination with an app which  contains audio fragments with psychoeducation around breathing, anxiety,  stress and sleeping problems.

Ngrave
Ngrave

NGRAVE is a digital  asset and blockchain security company offering a secure while easy-to-use  end-to-end solution for individuals and businesses to manage their  cryptocurrencies, DeFi tokens, and NFTs with maximum peace of mind.

Ivex.ai
Ivex.ai

IVEX is a young  Belgian company, aiming to reduce the number of road casualties to zero by  2030. It combines artificial intelligence techniques and mathematical methods  to increase the safety of decision-making algorithms of autonomous vehicles.

The technology is translated into a safety co-pilot that runs in the vehicles  and a safety assessment tool which are used in the validation and  verification process of AV/ADAS.

IVEX customers include Renault, Siemens, Case New Holland, SAIC motors...  IVEX is looking for new talents.

The Big Squeeze Awards 2020 : winners

Startup of the Year  

Student Startup of the Year 

Innovative Disruption of the Year

Scale-up of the Year