Combient Foundry’s open call for the first Venture Client Cycle with KONE and Stora Enso was last February. During the four-week period, startups around the world had the chance to apply for the Venture Client program, operated in partnership with Vertical, to solve business development cases of two global companies and get them as business partners.

The turnout exceeded our expectations: we received over 200 applications from 34 countries. We wish to thank each applicant for their submission. Overall, the quality of the applicants was very good, and after reviewing and interviewing the applicants we invited eleven most suitable candidates to Helsinki to the Value Proposition Days with us, KONE and Stora Enso. After this week the selected teams will be chosen into the Venture Client Program which will run until mid-June.

Congratulations the chosen eleven teams: 20tree.ai (Portugal), Ackcio (Singapore), Kaltiot (Finland), Kewazo (Germany), Magic Add (Finland), Parsable (USA), Silviaterra (USA), Sinfosy (Germany), Sixgill (USA), and Zoan (Finland).

Cheers,

Lauri