The company of the year 2021 is Phonexia, a self-employed shoemaker Eva Klabalová

Updates: 07.12.2021 21:35

Prague – The winner of the IBM Company of the Year 2021 competition is Phonexia, which develops technologies for speech analytics and voice biometrics. Eva Klabalová, a shoemaker, won the Moneta Živnostník of the Year 2021 competition. The results of the 16th year of the competition, the mission of which is to support small and medium-sized enterprises in the Czech Republic, were announced today at Prague’s Žofín.

Phonexia offers technology that is the first in the world to use only neural networks to identify a speaker in order to achieve the highest accuracy and speed. Can recognize a speaker’s identity, gender, spoken language, or transcribe speech into text by voice.

The silver was acquired by the Jablonec company EcoGlass, which manufactures glass components for lighting applications for the automotive industry, airport runway lighting, street lighting or for solar energy. The third place was taken by the company Varistar, whose service seeks to combine the collection, processing and use of data and information technology in agriculture.

Klabalová produces sneakers from residual and waste materials. Thanks to the innovative processing technology, each sneaker is unique in color. Radovan Sochor came in second among the self-employed. He founded catering, which is currently the exclusive catering supplier of FC Viktoria Plzeň and TV Prima, and took over the management of two restaurants belonging to the family franchise chain. Three years ago, he opened a brewery in Nepomuk and launched a mobile shop project. The third Jarmila Podhorná was the first in the country to start producing gemmotherapeutics, which are extracts from the buds and germinal parts of plants that regenerate the organism at the same time.

Companies are evaluated on the basis of financial indicators. Their order in individual regions is determined by an expert jury. 14 winners of regional rounds advance to the national final. The winner of the final round is determined by a national jury. In the final round, it depends on how the participants orient themselves in a competitive environment, how ambitious and realistic their business plans are and how they contribute to the development of the environment.

Ten self-employed persons from each region advance to the regional final of the Self-Employed Person of the Year. The finalists of the regional round are evaluated by an expert jury. 14 winners of regional rounds advance to the national final. The winner of the final round is determined by a national jury. The winning tradesmen from all regions present themselves in front of her. The announcer of the competition is Hospodářské noviny.

Source: České noviny – hlavní události by

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