Austin . The Berlin Startup Splash, which specializes in the development of virtual reality video via iPhone, has been awarded in the United States with a coveted Founders Award.
“We have developed the first app that Virtual reality democratized “, co-founder Michael Ronen said Sunday evening (local time) on the technology festival South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas.
Splash is an app that allows 360-degree video” can be included in a simple and inexpensive “way and then shared in social networks. In the “SXSW Accelerator” weekend 48 teams from around the world had competed in six categories, including three teams from Germany.
In addition to Splash had yet Spherie from Hamburg and Basslet from Berlin applied for the founders award, but both were eliminated early. Behind Spherie infected Hamburg Nicolas Chibac who has developed a drone with an integrated 360-degree camera system. Basslet have however set a goal to make music felt. For the Berlin have created a wristband that converts sounds and low frequencies in vibration.
The founder prize is $ 4000 (3586 euros). But more importantly, that he can do wide attention from investors. Already 2015 a German team had prevailed at the Startup Competition: In the category “Health” then won the Hamburg company Sonormed that the application “Tinnitracks” has developed for the relief of tinnitus. This adjusts the frequency of music so that the tone in the ear is reduced with regular hearing or disappears altogether.
The SXSW is considered a springboard for startups. Even Twitter or Foursquare could convince a larger audience in Austin for the first time. The creative festival, which includes the areas of Interactive, music and film will take place this year for the 30th time instead.