Carinthian company Symvaro is Austria’s start-up of the year 2017
The company ‘Symvaro GmbH’ was founded in Klagenfurt in 2010 and currently employs 15 people at its offices in Cologne and Klagenfurt. It is an international software supplier and specialist in software solutions in the waste and water sector.
As part of the anniversary edition of the 50th Austrian Start-ups Gathering, the Central European Start-up Awards (CESA) presented the CESA Award for exceptional start-ups in 12 categories for the fourth time this year. The main prize of ‘Start-up of the Year 2017’ went to the Klagenfurt-based company, as did the prize for ‘Best Smart City Solution’. The management Team develop digitisation solutions which are specially devised for the communes and their inhabitants. The company supports the administration, fitters and citizens with WATERLOO. Water meters can be photographed with a smartphone and the meter reading sent on directly. “There is enormous potential for efficiency when the administration, fitters and citizens all work together,” says CTO Philip Kozeny enthusiastically. For this reason, WATERLOO supplies tablets, apps and web-based solutions specially for water providers and the population.
The CESA Awards are an offshoot of the Global Start-up Awards. The grand finals will take place in Sofia, Bulgaria on November 23.