IBM’s Startups Connect Awards

STARTUPS CONNECT 2015 | Wide Eyes Technologies, the best startup by popular vote

IBM has celebrated this November the fifth edition of Startups Connect, a competition of entrepreneurs where the best technology based solution aligned to digital transformation is chosen among the population of Spain. Wide Eyes Technologies was among the startups chosen from 65 candidates, which managed to reach the finals along with Made of Genes, Kuorum and Skios.

IBM's Startups Connect Finalists

It was a very close call in the finals where a jury of IBM professionals finally selected Made of Genes as the winner. Likewise, the other winner of this competition was Wide Eyes Technologies, who found recognition from the audience, having their fashion visual search engine chosen as the best solution through an online vote.


This recognition represent great satisfaction for the Wide Eyes Technologies team, who want to take advantage of this “window” to make a showing and publicly thank you for your participation. Thanks to your votes, today we are all winners.

The finals for Startups Connect 2015, beyond just being a competition, has represented a rich experience for us. Because of the expert advice received during our intensive mentoring sessions and especially because we made new friends: Made of Genes, Kuorum, Skios and especially the event’s promoter: Verónica Respaldiza. More than a competition it has been a fun game for us. Or more a “game of thrones” as such, which you can see in the promotional spot of the finals.

Finally, let us show you some of the best recorded moments…


About the finalists of IBM’s #StartupsConnect15:

– Made of Genes, creators of a high performance computer platform for obtaining, analyzing and storing the user’s genome.

–, an online service that helps politicians obtain information on their voters’ wants and also in communicating with them.

– Skios, which has developed a tool based on IBM Watson cognitive technology, called Eliza Tourism, which helps travelers prepare for a journey, giving them real time advice based on their position.

– Wide Eyes Technologies, creators of the first visual search in the market capable of recognizing, just by uploading an image or capture, the different pieces of clothing worn by a person and automatically finding similar models.

About the Startups Connect Competition:

Startups Connect 2015 is a contest following the legacy of the local SmartCamp competition, which has now become an international event. The leitmotiv is to help a new generation of entrepreneurs to take advantage of opportunities in growing sectors such as energy, healthcare, telecommunications, consumption goods or civil service. IBM awards ideas that represent a benefit for our way of life and work, those that help to better administer traffic or a sanitary system, in conclusion, those that help drive the digital transformation.


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