Google, McKinsey, Rocket Internet and Freshfields brought Europe’s hottest Startup Award — the “Digital Top 50” — to TechCrunch Disrupt in Berlin on December 12. Bestmile won the Best B2B Startup award for its Fleet Orchestration Platform that enables mobility providers to design, deploy, and optimize autonomous and human-driven mobility services.
Applications from more than 600 companies were evaluated by DT50’s Executive Jury, a hand-picked panel of prominent executives and experts in venture building as well as growth mentoring. Jury members included Harriet Green, CEO IBM Asia Pacific, or Roland Busch, CTO & COO at Siemens. Of the applicants, 50 selected finalists received the opportunity to showcase their business live at TechCrunch Disrupt in Berlin on December 11th and 12th. The winners in the four categories—B2B Startup, B2C Startup, Early Stage Startup, and Social Impact Startup were announced live on stage on the 12th.
“We are thankful to the DT50 judges for this recognition,” said Anne Mellano, cofounder of Bestmile. “This award reinforces our Fleet Orchestration Platform’s critical role in the mobility services ecosystem.”
Winners of the DT 50 will benefit from an intensive mentoring package as well as structured consulting and coaching programs from all DT50 partners. They also get access to a vast network of leading decision-makers, all positioned to help them grow their business faster, with hands-on support from globally successful players to be more successful.
Created under the patronage of Mr. Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, the DT 50 awards are aimed at bolstering Europe’s thriving tech scene and recognizing the continent’s most promising startups.
“The DT50 award provides a platform for some of the most creative, talented and entrepreneurial individuals in Europe and adds force to a rising tide of European innovation. This is an opportunity for Europe to develop the next generation of digital leaders and businesses,” said Karel Dörner, Senior Partner at McKinsey Digital.