MĀRA LIEPLAPA -
THE YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR OF 2019
PLŪKT CEO and owner Māra Lieplapa on May 2019 was awarded as The Young Entrepreneur of the year 2019.
Gratitude expressed to Latvian Chamber of commerce and industry, Junior Achievement Latvia and Mrs. Iveta Vabule.
EIT FOOD INNOVATION PRIZE 2019
On 4th of September 2019 PLŪKT became as one of 10 national finalists to compete for the EIT Food Innovation prize 2019.
Our innovation nominated for the prize was, first of all, NORDIC BLACK TEA - a healthy, caffeine-free alternative to existing black tea products in the market. Secondly, it's innovative pyramid tea bags made of biodegradable material.
TRADE MARK OF THE YEAR 2018
PLŪKT has been recognized as one of the best trade marks in Latvia of 2018. Special acknowledgements to trade mark's accurate design and bond to company's core competencies.
In total, 55 well-known Latvian trade marks were competing for the awards.
TOP3 STARTUP IN EUROPE 2018
From 25th to 27th June 2018 JA Enterprise Europe Challenge 2018 was held in Riga, Latvia. PLŪKT was an official representative of Latvia competing wih 16 other representatives of various European countries. PLŪKT is a proof that innovations, modern approach and scale-up is possible also in such traditional industry as tea.
As a result, PLŪKT won the 2nd place and became as the TOP3 startup in Europe of 2018. We thank all the member if jury: representatives of Hitachi Europe, Avanade, VISA, Accenture, 24iMedia, Air Liquid, Swedbank Group, Ministry of Economics of Republic of Latvia, JA Alumni, venture capitalists and business angelsi.
STARTUP OF THE YEAR 2018
On 11th of May PLŪKT was awarded as The Best Startup of 2018 in Latvia in competition held by Junior Achievement Latvia.
Competition consisted of 3 main parts. First of all we handed in Pitch Deck which perfectly reflected the niche of ours and described the processes, goals and products of PLŪKT to the jury without the presence of the team. The main part of the competition was Public Presentation. At the end PLŪKT team gave Elevator Pitch to the jury and had 15 minute interview. In fact, we made sure that the jury truly enjoy the time spent with us while having a cup of PLŪKT Black tea.
The members of the jury were highly experienced professionals representing such companies as Draugiem Group, Printful and foundation "Zinis".