Startup Conntac receives multiple awards


Conntac Cebit Gruenderwettbewerb Award ceremony of the Digital Innovations Start-up Competition (left to right: Christoph Keller, Benjamin Wöhrl, Prof. Dr. Rolf Winter, Dr. Michael Faath, State Secretary Dirk Wiese)

Two awards in a single month for the startup from Augsburg. The IT-company won a prize at the Digital Innovations Start-up Competition on the CeBIT in Hannover, Germany by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. Federal Minister Brigitte Zypries awarded the founders, which, in addition to launch capital for their own start-up, consists of tailored coaching and mentoring. A total of 306 start-up teams with 769 participant in this competition.

At the Bavarian Businessplan Competition Swabia hosted by BayStartUP Conntac was awarded too. The startup from Augsburg was placed second for their business idea and implementation plan.

Conntac developed an app-based analysis software for telecommunication companies, to help their customers in the case of problems. The app measures different things like bandwidth and router configurations. In an intelligent dialog customers answer questions to evaluate the situation and get easy-to-understand guidance. Only if the problem persists even after this process, the customer support department of the telecommunication company gets involved. This shall reduce the volume of calling customers drastically.

“We are very happy about the double-recognition. This is a good sign and shows, that we are on the right track with our product and business model”, says Dr. Michael Faath, one of the two CEOs of Conntac. Besides him the founder-team consists Christoph Keller, Benjamin Wöhrl and Prof. Dr. Rolf Winter.

Award ceremony of the Digital Innovations Start-up Competition
Award ceremony of the Bavarian Businessplan Competition Swabia
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About Conntac
The German IT-Startup will revolutionize the support process at telecommunication companies. Their app-based software measures data in combination with an intelligent dialog to provide guidance for customer in the case of troubles with the Internet access. Conntac is based at the University of Applied Sciences Augsburg at the moment and is supported by the EXIST business start-up grant of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and the European Social Fund.



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