Today, they’re coming to the end of the second week of the programme. The pace so far has been lightning, the learning has been intense, emotions are high, startup smarts are sharpening. In all of this, the incredibly bright, ambitious and resourceful teams that made it through to our inaugural programme have started the lean journey to prove and grow their startups.
Six teams from the UK have seen off competition from nearly 100 international applicants to join us for 13 weeks at Electric Works in Sheffield.
We think their products are a great showcase of how cloud and web technology can be used to create disruptive platforms that change the way we do things in our business and personal lives.
The ideas range widely, bringing new cloud-based technology to disrupt markets as diverse as car buyers and dealers, live gigs, and hospitality. Some of the other data-intensive products include sophisticated technologies to improve writing and content generation, a natural language interface for data-mining, and an elegantly simple timeline of everything you might be interested in.
Delver: Getting your answers, quickly.
Flowify: Real-time workflow management in the hospitality industry.
GigOwl: Find, organise and promote live music.
Motoneer: New car shopping made easy.
Scholarly: Technology to write better.
Twile: The time of your life.
Stay tuned to see how they go.