Every year the economic development company of the Hannover region, hannoverimpuls GmbH, hosts the start-up competition “STARTUP-IMPULS”, which is supported by different sponsors and partners: Sparkasse Hannover, Enercity Proklima, T3N Digital Pioneers and Radio 21. This competition has 4 categories: Idea Prize, Foundation Prize, Academic Prize and Smart Energy. This year 145 companies attended the competition and the second prize in the category “Foundation Prize” was awarded to Virtual.PYXIS GmbH. It was an honor to attend the hannoverimpuls competition amongst highly qualified “startup” companies. Virtual.PYXIS has 2 offices location: the headquarters located in Hannover’s Technologie Zentrum im Wissenschaftspark and a second in Chicago at the University Tech Park at Illinois Institute of Technology.