search

Luxinnovation spoke with Laurent Ciarletta.

How did you first hear about Luxinnovation and our Fit 4 Start programme?

We participated in “ Act in Space” last year and won the Hackathon in Luxembourg. Along with members from the Space Cluster managed by Luxinnovation we went to the finals in Toulouse. So, the contact with Luxinnovation was already established and we then decided to apply for the start-up programme, Fit 4 Start with our technology because we could use the know-how of how to create a company and how to set up a business model.

Likes about Fit for Start:

  • The practical tasks and interactive atmosphere
  • The team spirit between the participants
  • The proposed methodology

What has your biggest achievement been since you founded Starwear?

Coming from the space sector we managed to transfer our know-how about localisation using the magnetic field into the Starwear product, which is meant for commercialisation to a broad range of companies in the gaming industry. I must also say that it is really nice to see that we have so much support in Luxembourg and many people try to push us. It gives us a lot of confidence about what we do.

What did you learn so far by participating in the Fit 4 Start programme?

Fit 4 Start gave us many insights in how to follow the real demand of the market. We realised by testing and experimenting that our target group is smaller and more defined than we initially thought. Thus, it is very important to stay agile and adapt quickly to the needs of your future users.

What are your next challenges?

Now we are excited to attract our first clients and find out how they perceive and like our product.

We are producing a first small test series of a Starwear demo kit but it will be a challenge to develop the good manufacturing process for the final product. “Hardware is hard”!

We have already produced a small test series of the Starwear ring but it will be a challenge to find a producer for the final production. Our big, intermediate goal will be to go the CES ( Consumer Technology Association) in Las Vegas in 2018.

Tip from an entrepreneur:

“You have to push your limits and leave your comfort zone.”

–  Starwear Team

 

Name: Starwear

CEO: Maxime CIARLETTA

Founding date: Novembre 2016

Registered office: 9 Avenue des Hauts-Fourneaux, L-4362 Esch-sur-Alzette

Contact: contact@starwear.io

Website:  www.starwear.io

Read more

Salonkee raises €1 million from Luxembourg investors

21-01-2019

The start-up specialising in online appointments for hairdressers and beauty salons closed its first round in mid-January, bringing together exclusively Luxembourg investors.
Read more

Fit 4 Start#8: applications are open

08-01-2019

To transform ideas into value creation, start-ups sometimes need a significant boost. For innovative entrepreneurs, participating in such a programme is an opportunity to strengthen their network but also to launch and develop their project. Participation in Fit 4 Start makes it possible to gain visibility with potential customers or even to find investors, a driving factor. It is also a simple way to test the appetite of the market for an idea and consequently to improve one’s services and products.
Read more

New opportunity to accelerate your business with Luxembourg’s Fit 4 Start programme

07-12-2018

On 21 December Luxinnovation’s new call for applications for its successful accelerator programme Fit 4 Start will open. Discover how previous participants have benefited from the programme.
Read more

Luxinnovation and Maison Moderne are proud to announce the publication of the second issue of Happen

29-11-2018

Happen is an annual business magazine that unveils the technological excellence and innovative spirit of Luxembourg and its companies to an international audience.
Read more

Evvos wins best European agritech start-up award

22-11-2018

Luxembourg start-up Evvos is one of 18 companies that were recognised as the best start-ups in Europe. Evvos won the StartUp Europe Award in the category “agritech” for its innovative solution enabling farmers to measure environmental parameters to support planting, irrigation and harvesting using remote sensors.
Read more

All news

Close