On May 25th, Mellon won the Startup50 event and is proclaimed best startup within Gelderland out of a total of 200 companies. Startup50 is part of Startup Fest Europe.
The panel, consisting of investors and Golden Egg Check consultants, was very excited about the value proposition of Mellon; an elegant automated suturing device developed with the end-user in mind. The solution Mellon offers addresses a real medical need. With the device, a surgeon can suture twice as fast during a critical phase of the procedure. The benefits of the device allow not only for better patient outcomes, but could also contribute to lowering healthcare costs. The panel concluded Mellon has a complementary team, with relevant expertise. Finally, the panel noted that with the innovative technology, Mellon has access to a big market, with a clear competitive advantage and is protected by means of a portfolio of patents.
Upon receiving the first issue of the Startup50 magazine during the ceremony in the Eusebius church in Arnhem, CEO Lieuwke de Jong called upon investors to come forward and participate in bringing this ingenious and life saving technology to market.
More about Startup Fest Europe
In the first half of 2016 The Netherlands held the presidency of the European Union. Startup Fest Europe was a great way to show the world that the West Coast of Europe is a hot bed for startups and innovation.
More about Golden Egg Check
Golden Egg Check is a team of market analysts, business developers and software developers. During the past years they have worked together with investors, scientists, business developers, incubation and accelerator professionals and many, many entrepreneurs. With their help, they have designed and developed a toolset for innovative entrepreneurs who are starting up new businesses.
Below the interview with Zekerwel and Lieuwke de Jong.