The Spark Finalist

September 2020

Hawa Dawa among the finalists of the German Digital Prize

Handelsblatt and McKinsey award innovative thinkers with The Spark – The German Digital Prize and bring them together with business leaders.

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September 2020:

Hawa Dawa has been recognised with the “Digital Start-up of the Year 2020”  award at the IFA in Berlin. The Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi) awards this prize annually to promising young digital companies from the BMWi start-up initiatives, which have already established themselves on the market. The award recognises start-ups who have implemented their founding ideas particularly successfully in a short time and are pursuing promising concepts for further growth.

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ESA Startup Competition Rank 2

July 2020

Hawa Dawa among the four winners of the ESA Sartup Competition. The four winning startups were selected from a total of 101 applicants. Over a period of two months they were judged on the team, business model, societal impact of the project and usefulness, and quality of the proposal. This process involved Member State Business Incubation Centres, ESA scientific, business and legal experts, and ESA’s Inspector General. All 22 Member State delegates voted unanimously on the final winners.

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The Europas: 2020 Shortlist

June 2020:

Hawa Dawa has made it to the Short List of The Europas 2020 award. Hawa Dawa is ranked among the best four startups in the category “Hottest ClimateTech/ Green /CleanTech Startup”.

The Europas is – and has been for the last 10 years – an annual event, now curated by The Pathfounder. The Europas was originally formed in 2009 by Techcrunch editor-at-large Mike Butcher to recognize and celebrate the innovation emerging from Europe’s burgeoning tech startup scene. Whilst Europe has had a long, proud tradition in scientific and technological invention, we had much to learn from Silicon Valley’s lead in creating and executing on world-changing tech companies. The Europas was created to celebrate the successes of Europe’s early tech startups.

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ESA Start-up Competition

June 2020:

Hawa Dawa has been selected for the TOP 10 final round of the ESA Startup Competition.
Collaboration between start-ups and the European Space Agency (ESA) can fast-track the development and introduction of breakthrough space technologies. That’s why ESA called for European start-ups to come forward and propose their game-changing space solutions to benefit from the know-how and support of ESA in their development.

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RESPOND Accelerator

May 2020:

Hawa Dawa was selected to join the 2020 cohort of the RESPOND Accelerator.
RESPOND is a BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt accelerator program, operated by UnternehmerTUM, which exists to accelerate startups and empower leaders to take their business to the next level.

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TechCrunch Battelfield

December 2019:

Finalist at the Startup Battelfield at Disrupt Berlin by TechCrunch

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Open Disrupt Berlin

Start-up Competition

October 2019:

3rd place at the Perfect Match start-up competition in Herne

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Open Perfect Match

Maritime Startup Night

October 2019:

1st place at the Maritime Startup Night at the SeaDevCon

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Open Seadevcon


September 2019:

1st place at the Bits & Pretzels event in Munich and with that also recognized with the Munich Start-up Award

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Open Bits&Pretzels