German Top 50 Startups

January 2021:

Hawa Dawa was ranked no. 8 among the German top 50 startups 2020.
Passion4Business creates this ranking as start-ups reflect the megatrends of our time, such as the environment, health or mobility. Whether solutions for space, agriculture, higher energy efficiency, against infectious diseases or the use of blockchain – the top 50 start-ups 2020 are active in many areas of our lives.

“The top 50 start-ups of 2020 show us a wealth of ideas and innovation combined with first entrepreneurial successes,” summarises René Klein, CEO of Passion4Business GmbH.

The platform belongs to Passion4Business GmbH, in which the F.A.Z. publishing group is also involved through F.A.Z. Business Media GmbH. As the main partner of the platform, Commerzbank and LEXROCKET are committed.

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December 2020:

Hawa Dawa is one of the forty winners of the UN WSA.

WSA Chairman Peter A. Bruck states: “The WSA Winners combine two major focus points – the commitment on the UN SDGs and solving societal issues with smart content applications. Evaluated by an international expert Jury – a multi-stakeholder college unique in terms of diversity and background – the 40 WSA Winners have been tried for sustainability, aim, technical and strategic finesse. This year’s challenges show more than ever how much digital means can offer progress and solutions. This year’s WSA Winners present a wonderful showcase of purpose driven innovation and entrepreneurship.“


EIT China Hub

November 2020:

Hawa Dawa is supported by the EIT China Hub program

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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

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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