Startups linked to CMU Portugal Program at CeBIT 2015
Streambolico (http://streambolico.com/) and Xhockware (http://www.xhockware.com/), two startups related to the Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program, were at the world’s largest and most international computer expo – CeBIT (http://www.cebit.de/home). Both startups were at the Portugal Ventures Pavilion.
|Streambolico introduced FaaS™ at the expo, a high speed file transfer solution for mobile devices enabling 4x faster mobile file transfers. In addition to FaaS™, they presented CrowdWiFi™ Streaming, an appliance for high density video streaming that allows video streaming over WiFi to hundreds of simultaneous users per WiFi hotspot.Streambolico has been linked to the CMU Portugal Program because of its co-founder, João Barros, who is a former director of the Program. Xhockware was at the CeBIT mainly to present the product YouBeep (http://www.youbeep.com/), a new mobile shopping and checkout solution that aims to end the waiting lines at checkout and enhance the shopping experience. This startup benefited from the inRes Program – 2014 Edition (https://cmuportugal.org/tiercontent.aspx?id=5127), a very early stage acceleration program for entrepreneurial teams working in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), in Portugal, offered by the CMU Portugal Program.
CeBIT is considered a barometer of the state of the art in information technology. This year, the expo happened between 16 th and 20 th march and, according to the expo’s website, it had more than 350 startups bringing new creative impulses to CeBIT (http://www.cebit.de/en/news-trends/after-show-report/our-performance-in-figures/).