The second Peloton Smart Retro Innovation Camp brought together 13 innovative startups from all over Europe in Stockholm. The participants designed tests with larger partner companies and the public sector. The camp concluded in a pitch show won by Kvalitid.
Kvalitid is a service that provides apartment buildings with domestic help from unemployed youth. Joakim Lövgren founded the company to reduce the youth unemployment rate and to facilitate the exchange of help in neighbourhoods.
”Kvalitid could create a truly scalable global business. They made huge development during the two days of the camp in testing the concept”, says impact investor Shawn Westcott, who was part of the five-member jury.
The jury highly commended two startups, Yhteismaa’s Nifty Neighbour community platform, and the Urban Fruit Initiative, a firm that wants to better utilise the apples in your backyard.
The Peloton Smart Retro Acceleration Programme continues this spring with a testbed phase in Stockholm and Lahti. Participants will be able to further develop their concepts through extensive testing with residents and community leaders.