The technology company, behind O2 in the UK, received nearly 3,500 applications from 32 countries. After the filtering process 30 finalists battled it out at O2’s headquarters in Slough to win a place at the prestigious London academy which opened in April 2012 and has a dedicated focus on nurturing the best ideas and talent in the field of ICT.
The 30 start-ups were subjected to a three day intensive pitch process, dubbed wayraWeek, where they were assessed and judged by a panel of eight experts, including names from Hailo, to Seedrs, to Silicon Valley Bank.
Each winning start-up will receive up to €40,000 in funding which may eventually convert into a minority shareholding in their business, typically between five and ten percent. In addition, they will be given access to a rent-free customised work space at the UK academy in central London and “money can’t buy” mentoring from industry leading executives, legal and financial advisors and angel investors.
Full list of winners:
TicketingHub: A technology focused B2B cloud ticketing platform, which specialises in the management of sales and inventory of tickets.
TankTop TV: Life’s too short for boring TV. TankTop TV builds the easiest way to find great content to watch, from all the on-demand sources.
Songdrop: A web application for people to store, play and share the music they stream online.
Narrato: All your adventures, organized and backed up. Perfect for revisiting or selectively sharing.
GoCarShare: A marketplace for empty car seats with a trusted community using Facebook.
Eventstagram: shows beautiful, live, customisable Instagram slideshows for events such as weddings, conferences, festivals and corporate events
Peekster: A mobile application and basically a bridge between analog printed media and internet.
Sponsor Craft: is a Kickstarter for education. We help students crowdfund their projects, ideas, and events by connecting them to alumni, friends, and family.
Dattch: the first dating app built exclusively for lesbian, bi & curious women. See who’s nearby & wants to meet to get yourself a date.
Removalstars.com: A Price comparison and online booking space for removals.
JollyDeck: An effective system for #gamification of learning and knowledge examination in enterprises.
iHELP: A mobile application and platform with the mission to increase safety and provide effective help in any type of emergency
Ensygnia: A patented process to scan images to trigger actions such as payments or registrations Enygnia’s OneScan app makes it easy to login or make payments with just OneScan.
Munch delivers good restaurant food from Wagamama, Pizza Express, Nando’s, GBK, Gaucho etc right to your front door!
SaaSAssurance helps organisations gain ISO certification at a lower cost.
EI Technologies strive to be the leader in solutions that are able to assess, identify, predict and respond to the emotions of consumers
Gordon Games delivers Enterprise Gamification for knowledge workers and call centres