13 European Student-Run Startups Get $100K Each From Founder.org

Thirteen European startups to have been awarded $100,000 each by Founder.org, the investor in student entrepreneurs based out of universities. The winners included:

Volumental from Sweden is a cloud-based 3D scanner, which originally started as part of a research project Kinect@Home at KTH, Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. It’s now working on personalised footwear.

Konux from Germany: Konux plans to disrupt the sensor market by providing “faster, more robust, simpler solution which is adoptable to a wide range of application areas.”

Bio-Bean from the UK. Turning coffee waste from the thousands of coffee shops around London into biofuel.

In addition there was:


Tinitell – one button wrist phone for kids. (Techcrunch covered)

ShortCut Labs – One button remote control, covered by TechCrunch.


WhoJam – collaborative music platform. About to go to beta. Allows musicians to create music and music videos together even when not in same place.

Cardiologs – Bringing power of big data to cardiology. Compares ECG results to thousands of results collected around the World to provide a more accurate diagnosis.

FeetMe – Plantar Pressure Assistant

Akvolution – sustainable water treatment

Zebra – Smart workplace lighting


RestoredHearing – helping people with tinnitus find relief from their symptoms

Skin Analytics – allows you to track your moles for changes via your mobile phone.

Eddy Labs – Smart sensing platform for the home