Startup Innovation Award 2020

the place to be for startups and investors

The Startup Innovation Award 2020 is the perfect place for startups to pitch directly to investors and potential industrial partners.

Wear It Innovation Summit is Europe’s leading event on wearable tech innovation.

This year we will feature the Wear It Innovation Award to acknowledge the best of the international startup scene. Through a rigorously selective process only the best applicants will be invited to pitch a product on the main stage for a chance to win the Wear It Innovation Award.

If you have a wearable idea worth sharing we encourage you to seize this opportunity to secure potential investors and partners, boost your business, reboot creativity and extend your network!

We look forward to reviewing your application!

The 950 Euro participation fee for selected applicants includes:

  • 2 sqm exhibition booth at the Startup Expo Area
  • 3 minutes to pitch your product on the main stage in front of investors & accelerators (i.e. leAD Sports, Arkley Brinc, Airbus BizLab, HUGO BOSS, etc.).
  • Winner receives awards valued at 5K EUR, including a cash price of 2K EUR.
  • Exclusive access to network with venture capital investors
  • One-on-one mentoring session with investors, successful founders, top IoT talents and communication wizards. You’ll be able to discuss your business models, big data issues, investment strategies, team building, leadership goals, marketing strategies, and production methods.
  • Press & media coverage
  • 2 exhibitor ticket




Worldwide smart wearable device sales will double by 2022, becoming a $27 billion+ market with 233 million unit sales. That’s the word according to industry analyst CCS Insight.

-Paul Lamkin, Forbes


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Success Story

New business and new partnership success story of H&M and Zyseme.

“Representing a big retailer company like H&M, we are seeking to fully engage with dynamic startups during conferences. At Wear It Festival, we felt very comfortable and had impactful conversations with many design-driven startups during our office hour sessions. Now, we are in contact with 3 of them and highly pleased we could achieve meaningful collaborations so quickly!”

Oliver Lange, Head of Lab Germany at H&M Laboratory Germany

Get the Full Recap on the Wear It Innovation Award 2019

Startups 2019

Nicole Kalagayan

Business Development Manager at ZyseMe

Hannes Thull

Founder at Thullex

Daniel Strohmayr

Co-Founder at tacterion

David Gambarte

Sales & Marketing Director at Myontec

Sara Dsouki

CEO & Founder at Speetra Design Studio

Jens Grudno

CEO at AssistMe

Youval Kuipers

Director at CrossGuard

Tristan Zuerl


Tim Brownstone

CEO and Founder at KYMIRA

Laura Bücheler

Managing Director at GHOST - feel it. GmbH

Bobby Östberg

Founder & CEO at ZyseMe

Michel Gagnon

Strategic Advisor at Stun and Awe UG

Thomas Gnahm

Founder of Wear It Berlin

Companies 2019


Mentors/ Investors 2019

meet our Mentors, Investors and Jury

Peter Bona

Head of Design at HUGO BOSS AG

Rey Buckman

Campus Leader at Airbus BizLab Hamburg

Nathalie Sonne

Head of Accelerator at leAD Sports

Bryony Cooper

Managing Partner at Arkley Brinc VC

Benjamin Penkert

Founder at SportsTechX

Jakob Fricke

Director Platform, Europe at Samsung NEXT

Michel Gagnon

Strategic Advisor at Stun and Awe UG

Ulrike Müller

Owner of Ulrike Müller & Partners Business Development for the Creative Industries

Thomas Gnahm

Founder of Wear It Berlin

Malte Behrmann

Legal Mentor