17 ambitious start-ups selected for Wayra’s London incubator
Tech start-ups selected from over 3,000 applicants to receive €40,000 and expert mentoring
Global incubator Wayra has handpicked 17 game changing tech start-ups to join the academy in London.
Selected from a list of 3,444 applicants, 30 early-stage digital firms were invited to a three day intensive pitch event, before the most impressive companies were chosen by a panel of judges including George Berkowski, head of product at taxi app firm Hailo and Bindi Karia of Silicon Valley Bank to join the London-based incubator.
Set to receive …40,000, mentoring from business, financial and legal experts and rent-free office space at the incubator, owned by O2′s parent company Telefónica, the 17 ambitious technology start-ups are as follows:
- TicketingHub, a technology focused B2B cloud ticketing platform, which specialises in the management of sales and inventory of tickets.
- TankTop TV, an online platform for personalised listings and reminders for on-demand television content.
- Songdrop, a web application enabling people to store, play and share the music they stream online.
- Narrato, a single storage platform for all your online content, including social media activity.
- GoCarShare, a marketplace for empty car seats, enabling users to search for spaces through Facebook.
- Eventstagram, website to enable visitors to events such as conferences, weddings and gigs to upload their Instagram photos directly to a customisable slideshow.
- Peekster, a mobile application designed to enable users to scan newspaper headlines and search offline media, online.
- Sponsor Craft, a crowdfunding platform for students.
- Dattch, a dating app built exclusively for lesbian, bi and curious women.
- Removalstars.com, a price comparison and online booking space for removals.
- JollyDeck, a virtual environment for employees to train and learn through play.
- iHELP, a mobile application offering a personal alarm and location-based monitoring to users in an emergency.
- Ensygnia, a patented process to scan images to trigger actions such as payments or registrations Enygnia’s.
- Munch, a food delivery service from restaurants including Wagamama, Pizza Express, Nando’s, GBK and Gaucho.
- SaaSAssurance, an online training firm helping organisations gain ISO certification at a lower cost.
- EI Technologies, platform designed to help businesses assess, identify, predict and respond to the emotions of consumers.
- Gordon Games, a gamification company enabling designed to apply games to non-game environments, such as call centres.
This year’s selection process marks the second intake for the London-based incubator, which launched in April 2012 with 19 innovative tech start-ups, including online community hub and social marketplace Taskhub, which has since secured a six figure investment from Telefónica.
As with the inaugural London incubator members, the class of 2013 will complete their six month programme with a demo day, during which they will pitch to over 100 leading investors.