Looks like Krakow startups on a winning steak. We recently reported that Krakow-based HRTech startup, Talent Alpha, bagged the title of ‘World’s Best HRTech Startup’ during Startup Grand Prix in France. Now, another startup from the dragon valley has done us proud.
Krakow-based AI startup, Edward AI, has bagged the first prize among 5 other finalists in a competition held by UiPath this year.
Who is Edward AI?
Edward is an artificial intelligence (AI)-powered sales assistant that integrates seamlessly with sales teams’ existing processes and software. Edward provides sales process automation to sales representatives, freeing salespeople to spend more time with prospects and customers.
What’s UiPath’s Competition All About
UiPath is a global software company based out of New York, that develops a platform for robotic process automation. It has several dozen offices around the world, thousands of employees, as well as over 5000 global companies among its customers
For the 2019 UiPath Automation Awards, CEE Edition, which is designed for software start-ups and scale-ups from the CEE region and Turkey, the competition aims to support the best teams in the region dedicated to building the best B2B non-manufacturing automation software.
For its first edition, the competition attracted more than 100 entries in the two categories, with applicants coming from 12 countries. The jury assessed the submissions according to criteria such as the passion and vision of the founders, the value of their technology proposition and its potential to answer a market need, and the size of the market for their product.
Edward AI won € 50,000 in cash, mentoring hours with UiPath experienced executives, tech and marketing support in the first category of Startup Automation Award among the other finalists like Bulletproof AI (Czech Republic) & Nifty Learning (Romania).
Why did Edward Win?
“We chose Edward AI as the winner of the startup category because they’re solving a real automation issue related to salespeople, with a mixture of technology and a deep understanding of the sales process. They’re using an interesting combination of technologies, and they are very focused”, says Vargha Moayed, Chief Strategy Officer at UiPath.
What the Winning Team Says
“We are very happy about this success, not only because we won the competition, but above all because the award comes from a global player, a market leader who has noticed the huge potential of our solution. We hope that thanks to our partnership we will be able to further develop Edward, integrating it with the UiPath platform, We have come a long way from the idea three years ago, through various acceleration programs, market validation, and finally a product that is appreciated both in Poland and abroad by our customers and partners” – says Tomasz Wesołowski, CEO Edward AI.
What an amazing story! We wish Edward AI a very successful startup journey ahead.
Story compiled by #OMGKRK’s team member, Ashlin Jacob