StorkJet started the first part of the year on a grand scale. The company has been selected as the winner of the European Startup Prize for mobility. The applicants were from 563 companies in 36 countries and all of them had to face very strict criteria. However, despite so many competitors, it was StorkJet, that has been granted the Gold Award and as a result, was selected as the best and most promising company on the market.
European Startup Prize for mobility was created in 2017 by Chairwoman of the European Parliament’s Committee on Transport and Tourism, Boston Consulting Group, and Via I, Karima Dell. From the very beginning, it was directed to sustainable mobility. The winners of the prize are provided with investment opportunities such as a “one-stop-shop” for EU funds and private investors, tailor-made mentoring from Boston Consulting Group, connections, and visibility.
This year was the 4th edition of the European Startup Prize. The Final Ceremony took place in Paris on the 19th of May. It was the official event of the French Presidency of the EU, held at the ChangeNow festival, the world’s largest event for the planet. The winners that were invited had the opportunity to give a pitch in front of the entire ecosystem of major companies, EU institutions, VIPs, and investors. It is worth mentioning that there were among others the Prince of Monaco, HSH Prince Albert II, Vice-President for Interinstitutional Relations and Foresight, Maroš Šefčovič, and Vice President at European Investment Bank, Lilyana Pavlova. StorkJet’s pitch, presented by Piotr Niedziela (VP, Head of Business Development), was about how to reduce aviation footprint on the environment and it was met with great interest. What is more, the whole ceremony was live-streamed by The Brussels Time, so the viewers had the opportunity to vote on the best pitch and therefore the best company. As a result, StorkJet received the best marks from the jury and the viewers, which contributed to the fact that they were announced the winner.
Congratulations to the whole StorkJet team! It is great to see how such companies contribute to sustainable aviation by reducing their footprint on the environment.