French Tech Hub client Mapwize won this year’s Pitch in the Plane. This contest, organized in conjunction with the French Touch Conference, included seven startup finalists who had to pitch their respective solutions on board a Paris-New York flight in front of investors and business leaders. More than 200 applications were received for this contest, and the selected startups had to prove the value of their opportunity for the U.S market.
Founded in 2014, Mapwize is an indoor mapping software platform, that helps organizations interact directly with their visitors/customers. It offers a visualization of interior building floor plans with any device (Smartphone, Tablet, PC…).
This award, presented by the French Secretary of State for Digital, Mounir Mahjoubi, will enable Mapwize to benefit from the financial and operational support of the various event partners as well as that of the INPI to help get setup in the US. In addition, Mapwize will receive 500,000 Avios miles, equivalent to 20 round trips from Paris to New York offered by the British Airways OpenSkies company.
Last year’s winner was the company Skylights, also French Tech Hub’s client.