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Laptop LockWare wins Pitch Battle at Startup Lounge #59

Laptop LockWare wins Pitch Battle at Startup Lounge #59

December 4 saw the season’s last Startup Lounge before the school semester finally transitions into the holidays, and Café L3’s floors went buzzing yet again with startup enthusiasts from all walks of life – startup founders, students aspiring to become entrepreneurs, and those simply interested to get ideas and a flavor of the throbbing startup scene of the region. In this edition of the Startup Lounge, we invited teams from the MAN 633 Entrepreneurial Spirit to present their business ideas to a team of expert jury – consisting of industry professionals, startup consultants as well as startup entrepreneurs themselves.

Since September, four teams – Good Cha, Hearma, Laptop LockWare and Voltgear – have been working on startup ideas for this course ultimately preparing themselves for a head-to-head pitch battle session at Café L3 in what was the last Startup Lounge for the year. Each of the teams presented their startups to the audience and a panel of experts in a lively session that ended with a question and answer round between the jury and the participants. Laptop LockWare ultimately won the pitch battle, and was awarded with seed money of EUR 1,500 sponsored by Startup Mannheim to advance their next steps in their entrepreneurial journey. 

Meet the startups

Good Cha
Good-Cha aims at including beneficial probiotics in the daily nutrition by developing and selling probiotic functional and wellness drinks. We pursue a multichannel strategy in order to deliver our customers delicious probiotics as part of a healthy nutrition. Our USP lies in attaching nutritional education, convenience, and a delicious taste to traditional probiotic dietary-supplements.
Hearma develops ear protection which is customizable at home and promises a unique pleasant-to-wear sensation in a single solution. The plug-and-go filter system enables customers to use their Hearmas in any situation.
Laptop LockWare
When leaving your laptop unattended, Laptop LockWare is a theft-protection software and an alarm system specifically designed for the library, office, or public workstation (e.g. train). The application does not require any additional hardware, as after activation LockWare continuously monitors your power cable connection, hence nobody can remove your laptop from the workspace without triggering various customizable alarms and notifications.
Voltgear is selling functional fitness products online. Functional fitness includes full-body workouts, muscle growth, stabilization, coordination, prehab, and rehab. Our products are lightweight and portable to enable customers to train everywhere. We are developing products and workout plans together with well-known athletes and influencers, combined with marketing via email and social media. Currently we are targeting the entry of the B2B market by selling products and subscription-based workout and nutrition programs to SMEs. We thereby want to enable companies to increase employee health to reduce sick days and improve employee motivation and well-being. We are approaching annual revenue of EURO 100,000 while maintaining healthy margins.

Jury Members on Pitch Finals

We thank the jury for their fantastic support!

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