On November 15th, KPMG Private Enterprise declared PlasticFri, a Swedish startup, as the winner of the 2023 Global Tech Innovator competition held in Lisbon, Portugal. PlasticFri stood out among 2000 global companies, earning accolades for its sustainable green technology. This groundbreaking innovation converts agricultural waste into eco-friendly alternatives, addressing the escalating environmental concern of plastic pollution.
PlasticFri Founder & Chairman Max Mohammadi expressed gratitude, stating, "It is a huge privilege and testament to our amazing team to win this year’s KPMG Private Enterprise Global Tech Innovator competition. The competition in the global finals was impressive, and we’re thrilled to be recognized amidst such an amazing group of brilliant innovations and entrepreneurs."
KPMG's Global Tech Report Highlights
In the context of the global tech landscape, KPMG emphasizes the importance of keeping pace with evolving technology trends for sustainable business growth. Despite economic uncertainties, the KPMG Global Tech Report 2023 showcases that digital leaders committed to innovation priorities continue to realize significant value. The report underscores that technological advancement remains resilient, even in challenging economic climates.
Digital leaders, according to Conor Moore, Partner and Global Head of KPMG Private Enterprise, believe that embracing technology across all facets of their business is driving productivity gains. The report serves as a valuable resource for businesses seeking to understand their position in comparison to others in the ever-evolving tech landscape.
Bia Energy – Colombia's Energy Analytics Revolution
Among the 2023 global finalists, Bia Energy from Colombia caught attention with its proprietary algorithm, revolutionizing energy analytics. This innovative solution analyzes large volumes of customers' energy data, enabling energy retailers to offer personalized energy-saving solutions. Bia Energy empowers businesses by providing transparent information on service quality and charges, consolidating all energy-related data into a comprehensive platform. The company's mission is to empower users to make informed decisions that positively impact their businesses and the environment.
Leadsales – Mexico's Next-Gen CRM for Customer Engagement
Mexico's Leadsales, another standout finalist, introduces a next-generation CRM designed for efficient customer engagement on platforms like WhatsApp and social media. The CRM facilitates automated follow-ups, ensuring that companies do not miss out on potential sales and customer conversations. Leadsales centralizes communication channels, allowing businesses to streamline their interactions on WhatsApp, Facebook, and Instagram. With features such as unlimited messaging, sales funnels organization, and automated scheduling, Leadsales aims to enhance customer engagement and boost sales for businesses.
About the Global Tech Innovator Competition
The KPMG Private Enterprise Global Tech Innovator Competition, initiated in 2021, has rapidly gained prominence. From 17 participating countries in its inaugural year, the competition expanded to include 23 countries in 2022 and received over 1,300 applications across 23 countries in 2023. The competition provides a platform for startups and growth-stage companies to showcase their innovations and growth ambitions to global industry experts.
PlasticFri's recognition underscores the increasing importance of environmentally conscious innovations, while the diverse offerings from Bia Energy and Leadsales showcase the breadth of transformative technologies emerging worldwide. This competition not only celebrates outstanding achievements but also encourages a collective commitment to advancing technology for a more sustainable and interconnected future.