Five companies in the running for the entrepreneurship award / Article


Companies that have applied to participate in the EWC represent various business sectors – from food production to recycling of sorted materials and reuse of resources. Applications were also received from 3D printing technology, data accumulation, processing and maintenance, biotechnology and nanotechnology research, car rental companies, as well as social enterprises.

The submitted entries were reviewed by a jury consisting of representatives from Swedbank, the Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Latvian Investment and Development Agency, TechChill and Riga TechGirls.

The five Latvian companies that will participate in the Latvian National Final are:

Longenesis – a health technology start-up from Riga, which significantly accelerates clinical studies performed by the pharmaceutical industry while ensuring secure and transparent processing of patient data.

My3D.Cloud – founded in Liepāja, the company has created a digital construction platform offering its customers the opportunity to work with 3D data online without specialized software and to access the global digital construction market.

Naco Technologies – a start-up from Riga working with “green” hydrogen by developing a nano-coating to ensure the durability of hydrogen production and consumption equipment, its durability and significantly reduce dependency on use precious materials.

OX DRIVE – the first TESLA car-sharing platform in Latvia which plans to provide car-sharing services in Riga and Jurmala with at least 130 TESLA-branded cars by the end of this year.

Uniscopia Group a Riga-based company that has developed an e-commerce platform “Printscopia” offering its customers the opportunity to purchase various products created with 3D technology, as well as order various 3D products to be manufactured.

The national finals will take place on August 25 at 7:00 p.m. The winner of the Latvian National Final will compete for a place in the Top 100 Companies list and the Global Final in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, as well as the chance to receive a paid ticket to an international conference to develop and expand their business idea. company.

Swedbank has been the representative of the Global Entrepreneurship Network in Latvia since October 2020. This representative position comes with the right to organize the EWC National Final in Latvia, one of more than 200 participating countries. The call for participation this year has been extended to companies founded and registered in Latvia from 2016 with a turnover of up to 5 million euros.

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