This year has seen the German eCommerce and Distance Selling Trade Association (bevh) present another bevh Rising Star innovation award, in the setting of its .EXE eCommerce Experts Exchange workshop conference. Each year bevh confers this award to honour dynamic, recently-founded distribution or manufacturing enterprises which have successfully established a new product or business model on the German eCommerce market.
In the preliminary stages the panel of judges, comprising e-commerce distributors and investors, had selected three finalists from the many outstanding applications; on 26 April 2016 these finalists showcased their products and business models to the Hamburg conference delegates at an elevator pitch. This year it was Lengow, Akanoo and Webdata Solutions, with our blackbee technology, who reached the final. Following the finalists’ brief presentations each delegate at the .EXE conference had a chance to cast their vote online for one of the three start-ups. We took second place in the delegate voting and share with Akanoo, the winners, in their celebrations. Our congratulations go to Hamburg!