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Garvis reaches the finals at the 2021 European Supply Chain Start-up Contest

By Garvis - May 4, 2021 11:19:26 AM

Garvis, together with three other European start-ups, has reached the finals of the European Supply Chain Start-up Contest 2021, organized by Supply Chain Media. As a result, our CEO, Piet Buyck, and our CTO, Geert-Jan Van den Bogaerde, will pitch our solution at the InNOWvate 2021 Supply Chain event on May 18. In addition, all four finalists will be individually grilled by an expert jury in online sessions. 


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We at Garvis, are honored, that the jury has bought in our dream and ambition to make the demand planners the strategic ears and eyes for the enterprises by providing same day access to the tools and the intelligence to deal with data, user trainable transparent AI and processes autonomously. Planners should have access to these capabilities independent of expensive external system providers and technology should help to make implementation a question of hours instead of months. How else can an organisation adapt itself to the changing world?


The jury’s scores will count as 50% of the final decision about the winner; the other 50% will come from public voting. We invite all of you to join us in the digital event on the 18th of May. Come support us and register here.


About the contest


It is the fourth consecutive year that Supply Chain Media has organized this contest. The media company has been conducting an annual study of European supply chain start-ups and positioning them in the Maturity Matrix, based on ten different categories of solutions, since 2018. This year’s four chosen finalists each offer a solution in a different matrix category. To select the finalists, Supply Chain Media analysed the commercial potential of the start-ups, the disruptive nature of their proposition, the usability of the solution and the clarity of their entry for the contest.

Diversity of innovation
The four finalists in the supply chain start-up contest, each with their own unique vision, ambition and solution, will pitch their innovations during the hybrid inNOWvate Supply Chain Event on 18 May.


To determine the 4 start-up finalists, the companies are adjudicated on four criteria:


  • the commercial potential
  • the disruptive character of the proposition (measure of innovation)
  • the usability of the proposition
  • and the clarity of the proposition (commercial storytelling)

The jury consists of Aike Festini (founder of the Swiss start-up LuckaBox, which won this contest in 2018), Jeroen van Weesep (Vice President Supply Chain Innovation at Lego), Mathias Bosse (investor at Seed + Speed Ventures and compiler of The Supply Chain Management Startups Handbook), Thijs Gitmans (manager of the innovation fund at NBI-investors) and Martijn Lofvers (Founder & Chief Trendwatcher, Supply Chain Media). 

To watch the pitches by the four finalists and to cast your vote on 18 May, register here to attend the online inNOWvate Supply Chain Event.


About Garvis


Garvis, based in Antwerp, Belgium, is a revolutionary SaaS start-up that radically puts the planner at the center of the universe through a bionic demand planning system. It combines access to data in the richest sense with a user-trainable, transparent AI and empowers planners to create the best possible plans of the future. This paradigm shift towards man-machine collaboration results in less costs, lower implementation time (<24 hours), reduced forecast error and an evergreen environment.


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