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The period-proof underwear Snuggs won the Czech round of the startup competition FTRNW Awards

1.10.2019

The winner of the FTRNW Regional Round Prague is the project Snuggs with their sustainable period-proof underwear. This part of the competition was held in the Prague coworking centre HubHub Palác ARA. The project has now moved into the accelerator, from which they can continue all the way into the international Grand finale that will happen on the 21st of November in Bratislava.

On the other hand, the competition has ended for the remaining finalists of the Prague regional round. Among them were the conferencing application ImpromptMe, the considerate alarm clock Undout and Worklabs.

The winner was picked by a jury consisting of three judges: Nikola Rafaj from StartupYard, Barbora Tóthová from FTRNW Awards and Petra Končelíková from Nation 1 VC. “We as the judges agreed that Snuggs has everything neccesary for a startup to achieve success. They have a functioning product with global potential, thought out business plan and most importantly, a talented founder with a strong drive who is the backbone of the whole project and to whom we send our congratulations.” says Petra Končelíková.

“We are very happy to have been a part of the FTRNW Awards. Thanks to our victory in the Czech round, we now have the opportunity to attend the bootcamp where we can meet a lot of interesting potential partners, as well as people to share knowledge with.” says Linda Šejdová, the founder and CEO of the startup Snuggs, which develops and sells period-proof underwear made from high-tech materials. Their goal is to offer a much more comfortable and environmentally-friendly alternative to pads and tampons.

Besides progressing on to the next phase of the competition, Snuggs also won a 3 month membership in the HubHub coworking space. HubHub is where the latest round was held and is also a co-organizer of the event: “We congratulate the winners and are happy that HubHub and the FTRNW Awards attract the attention of talented startups with lots of potential. We are overjoyed that Snuggs is becoming a part of our community full of innovative startups thanks to their victory” says Vít Řezníček, Brand & Marketing Manager of HubHub in Prague.

Snuggs is now about to enter the intensive 3 day accelerator, FTRNW Bootcamp, which will happen in X-Bionic Sphere in Šamorín, Slovakia, on the 24th of October. The six best startups will then move on to the international Grand finale of the competition, which will be a part of the FTRNW Conference on the 21st of November in Bratislava. The ultimate winner will be awarded 30 000 euros, in money and services.

Some of the contestants from the surrounding countries that also moved on to the next phase are the Hungarian HeatVentors, Polish VideoFerret and the Slovakian UXTweaks.

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