Meet Qanda – winner of the TNW Europe startup competition

Meet Qanda – winner of the TNW Europe startup competition

This year’s TNW Europe was not only a festival-like conference full of great talks, epic parties and irresistible catering – it was also the opportunity for 200 of the hottest international startups  to present 9,400 tech influencers, investors and journalists the next game-changers.

Besides exhibiting and many other perks, our startup program Boost included two pitching rounds – the startups that impressed on the first day got invited to face a larger audience and strict jury on an official TNW Europe stage.

In the end, one startup managed to fight off the fierce competition and come out on top, claiming a huge trophy and €25,000 prize: Qanda from France.


But what is Qanda?

Well, as the name (Q and A… duh!) suggests, it simplifies interviews, which often involve a long process of setting up equipment, scheduling, traveling, meeting, editing and publishing. Qanda offers a solution to this hassle in the form of an extremely simple and intuitive app:

You simply send your question and get a video answer in return. The app then combines the question and answer to create a video player that’s ready to be shared all over the internet.

Watch a quick demonstration of how it works below:

Here’s what Boost jury member Robert Gaal –Managing Director at TQ– had to say about Qanda’s victory:

“The winner did not necessarily win because of their pitching skills. There was room for improvement there. But what did win them this award was their unique personal approach to a problem that many others are trying to solve online. Their solution is very visual, and uses the same dynamics as, for instance, Reddit and Quora, to connect experts and prominent voices to their community. The company has a potential good business model too with some early customers. It also didn’t hurt that their name is pretty smart!” 

Ecstatic: Qanda founder Martin Verpaalen with the Boost trophy and prize money.

Congratulations guys! We’re sure this is the start of something big.

➤Try out Qanda here, and don’t forget to sign up for your 2-for-1 ticket deal for TNW Europe 2017.

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