We are proud to announce that the EVerest project won an award at Automobilwoche Congress in Berlin, sponsored by McKinsey & Company. Automobilwoche is a German industry and business newspaper for the entire automotive sector. PIONIX, the startup that originated the EVerest project that is now hosted at LF Energy, was one of seven startups out of 100 applicants to be selected as a finalist for the award.
The seven finalists presented pitches live at Automobilwoche Congress. Marco Möller, founder of PIONIX, pitched the open source EVerest project and how it aims to revolutionize the EV charging industry. The audience in attendance, composed of C-level executives in the European automotive sector, voted for the winner. The final results were:
● First place: PIONIX and Elexir AG
● Second place: DeepDrive
● Third place: Goggo Network
● Other finalist start ups: Easelink, ONOMOTION (ONO) and ZYNK
“The start-up session at the Automobilwoche Congress is a success story. The 39 companies that have appeared on this stage since 2016 have already raised four billion euros after their performance. Five startups have been acquired by industry groups, and three are now “unicorns”, i.e. startups with a valuation of over one billion dollars. Once again this year, a jury from Automobilwoche and the management consultancy McKinsey will make the selection from all the submissions. Seven start-ups will make it onto the stage and try to convince the audience of their idea with short presentations. Afterwards, the congress participants will vote for the winners.”
Congratulations again to PIONIX and the EVerest project from the entire LF Energy community!