Walkbeat won the Huawei Startup Award at Slush

6 december, 2021

Eight companies, selected among more than 50 global startups, competed against each other in the final of Huawei Startup Award 21.

Walkbeat, company within Sahlgrenska Science Park’s accelerator programme, made it all the way, winning 30.000 euros when pitching at Slush, gathering the world’s leading founders, investors, executives, and media.

“We have a great team of experts sharing a strong passion and a dream of a better society. Walkbeat will soon be in everyone’s lives,” says Siddhartha Khandelwal, CEO and founder.

Walkbeat, brings gait analysis to everyday life – for both humans and animals.


The Huawei Startup Award jury 2021, led by dr. Hu Junling from Huawei’s investment department, consisted of Pia Erkinheimo, Finnish Climate Fund, JR Leskinen, journalist at Kauppalehti and Anna Song, Slush.

Slush is a leading startup event and a student-driven, not-for-profit movement originally founded to change attitudes toward entrepreneurship. Slush has grown from a single gathering in Helsinki to a series of events organized all around the world. We throw bigger events in Finland, and China, and smaller get-togethers around the globe, from Singapore to NYC.

Slush is built to be a vehicle for change. Around the world, movements that want to drive entrepreneurship and empower the upcoming generation can start under the Slush name. Currently, Slush events and communities have been started, in addition to Helsinki and Shanghai, in Tokyo, Singapore, London, Berlin, Stockholm, Paris, New York, Trondheim, and more than 40 other cities.