The winner of SIKE’s EVOLVE competition

During the Finale of the SIKE project, our Evolve competitors had the chance to showcase their projects for a chance to win 2,000 euros. The winner was announced on the day. Congratulations to Somos Oreka and to the runners up (below)

Winner:

SOMOS OREKA

Household food shortages and food waste are intrinsically linked problems, and Oreka has developed an end-to-end solution that addresses both. They have a clear mission: to help companies to end food waste and food shortages in their communities, and do so in a simple, safe and profitable way.

Oreka’s technology enables companies to safely donate excess food, access tax deductions, and obtain statistical data to guide better management and business decisions.

BIO – DENIS UGALDE

Denis Ugalde (Getxo, 1991) is the founder of Oreka, a technology start-up that fights against food waste through the design of circular economy circuits.

4 runners ups:

  • Homies Capital

Homies Capital is a community development-focused venture capital firm specializing in SME financing, strategy advisory & corporate education.

Founder Bio:

Kgaudi – Piet Motalaota is an Engineer, private equity professional & social entrepreneur whose primary labour is committed to technological innovation, finance, and community development. Kgaudi has worked as an Engineer for General Electric (GE) and as a management consultant for Bain & Company (Bain).

  • 1000 Solar Roofs – Cities and Jobs Regeneration through Community Led
    Solarization

People lost jobs – 25,000 people in Croatia have lost their jobs due to COVID-19 and more jobs will be lost by the end of the year. On “a sunny side” – the estimates show jobs-creation potential in rolling- out solar PVs installations in boosting services in design, solar panels assembling, installations, operation, education and training.

Project leader:

Melani Furlan, MSc Electrical Engineering and Information Technology,
specialized in power systems engineering and distributed generation

  • Heimbridge

Changing life circumstances such as limited mobility and health make the world smaller and smaller as we age. We are developing a multi-sided platform that gives seniors access to new digital opportunities. With our visualization concept, even people without prior knowledge can participate in the web.

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