Airfox wins Best Startup at CODE_n

The wait is over. Winners of the CODE_n startup competition have been announced!

At this week’s new.New Festival, Airfox shared our vision of narrowing the wealth gap between the rich and poor by tapping into the decentralized, secure nature of blockchain.

Our own Katie Sedat competed in a live, on-stage pitching competition against top startups using machine intelligence and cryptographic trust to pioneer digital transformation. The verdict? Airfox took home the grand prize and was awarded Best Overall Startup and Best Business Plan by the CODE_n panel of industry leaders.

This year’s competition started with over 300 international startups from 42 countries and after careful consideration, the top 50 finalists were selected to showcase their business concepts in Stuttgart, Germany. The festival was a fusion of unconventional and creative milestones in technology, a celebration of innovation that brings together entrepreneurs who relentlessly push the boundaries of digital transformation.

These awards reinforce our mission to provide critical financial services to the underserved in emerging markets. With traditional banks failing over four billion people globally, Airfox is empowering the unbanked using a combination of AI, blockchain, and mobile technologies.

“It is imperative for us to find ways to harness the potential of new, emerging technologies for the benefit of the many. To understand and bring the best out of all these novel technologies, we need to foster dialogue and engage in inclusive discussion that will help us succeed in anticipating and shaping the development of technology,” said Ulrich Dietz, chairman, CODE_n. “The new.New Festival is a fusion of unconventional and creative milestones in technology, a celebration of innovation that brings together a whole host of parties who are passionate about tech and entrepreneurship — innovators who relentlessly push the boundaries of digital transformation.”

Airfox thanks our relentless and hard-working staff, the CODE_n judges and organizers, and our AirToken community for believing in our vision. We’d also like to congratulate all the other finalists who are developing the technologies of tomorrow.

Katie Sedat accepting Best Overall Startup Award at the 2018 new.New Festival.

If you’d like to hear more about our mission, see CEO and co-founder Victor Santos’ interview with the CODE_n. Following this festival, stay tuned for details on our Friday, October 12 meet-up in Amsterdam!