Pretty exciting news for all of you out there: Last week tado° won the Smarthome-Deutschland-Award. The award is offered by “SmartHome Initiative Deutschland e.V.” an initiative backed by Deutsche Telekom AG, Vodafone AG and the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology.

Looks like they liked what they saw: tado° convinced the jury of industry experts and scientific professionals who voted them first in the category “best startup”. The award ceremony took place during the “ConLife – fair and congress for connected living” in Cologne. After we presented tado° to the audience of trade-fair visitors and press Mr. Holger Knöpke (director ConnectedHome of Telekom) handed us the cup – lookin’ good fellas! Thanks again to the jury and the award committee for this outstanding event.

tado° was also invited to present at Climate-KIC’s venture competition event in Berlin. Following a pitch and Q&A tado° was nominated to take part in the final competition round which will happen during the Innovation Festival in Bologna. We’ll make sure to rock the show and rake in the grants given out in bella Italia. So keep your fingers crossed!

Climate-KIC showed even more love when they decided to support us with their incubation program. This program provides access to a large network of experienced people and further grants. The icing on the cake: tado° was chosen to join the “USA start-up tour” later this year. A selected number of innovative clean-tech start-ups from Europe will meet local entrepreneurs and investors in San Francisco, Boston and Washington – a great way to intensify our ties to relevant stakeholders in the US. Looking forward to an interesting partnership – Climate-KIC!

Overall this has been an amazing week. Great so see that tado° wows so many people!