Startup Cup 2020 recap: The pictures and the action

UserTribe came, saw and conquered once again as they won Startup Cup 2020 after a fantastic final against a brave Queue-it team. Købmagergade 22 secured redemption against Founders House while Copenhagen Fintech defeated Pleo to grab third place.

Startup Cup 2020 proved that the concept of good people, acceptable skills of football and a fantastic atmosphere makes for a really nice and pleasant day. Around 200 people visited the biggest hall that DGI-byen has to offer and vibed to the good music and the enthusiasm displayed on the pitch. Find all the pictures from the day here.

Symbion being well represented

Apple, Copenhagen Fintech, Founders House, IBM CIC, Købmagergade 22, KPMG, Pleo, PwC, Queue-it, Symbion and UserTribe took part of Startup Cup 2020 and UserTribe and Queue-it proved to be the best in their groups and thus met in the final. A thrilling game seeing the 2019 winners UserTribe come back from behind twice to win 3-2.

A fantastic final and team Queue-it from The Camp really did the company proud. Especially Mojtaba Sarooghi impressed as the Senior Software Engineer turned into an absolute beast on goal. A warrior with a YOU-SHALL-NOT-PASS attitude that gave his team the courage to take on everyone.

Mojtaba “The Rock” Sarooghi after another clean sheet and win

In the end even Mojtaba “The Rock” Sarooghi couldn’t do anything as Team UserTribe once again proved unstoppable. A strong squad with few weaknesses picked up the 2020 trophy and it will take something extra to beat them for the 2021 edition. David Sander was the captain lifting the trophy.

UserTribe – Startup Cup 2020 champions

Copenhagen Fintech and Pleo each finished second in their group and in the battle for third place the young Copenhagen Fintech team secured a win. In the battle of redemption Købmagergade 22 secured their first and only won again Founders House.

Mojtaba “The Rock” Sarooghi from Queue-it was a contender for player of the tournament together with Simon Skøt from Pleo and Thomas Johnsen from Founders House. All three keepers has the Startup Cup spirit where you do everything to help your team. Simon Skøtt only got to play one game as he became injured during the final seconds of Pleo’s first game. In a fantastic save he put the team before himself and as he sacrificed himself for team Pleo he pulled a nasty hamstring injury that kept him out the rest of the tournament.

It wasn’t much better for Thomas Johnsen from Founders House. The International Partnership manager from WannaSport got injured in the second game, but as Founders House did not have many players for the tournament he played the rest of the games in goal. Including the battle of redemption that Founders House also lost. The brave team did not leave Startup Cup empty handed though… Captain Thomas Johnsen picked up the award for player of the tournament!

Thomas Johnsen with host Rasmus Bruun of ARYZE

See you in 2021!

Find all the pictures from the tournament here – contact Rasmus Bruun if any questions.

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