JFDI-Innov8 Bootcamp 2012: Mentors Gathering
April 28, 2012 by SGE
5 days before the upcoming JFDI demo day for the JFDI-Innov8 bootcamp 2012, the mentors for the program were invited to hear the pitches from the 11 companies. All the companies have emerged from a tough and grueling hundred days where they had to make difficult decisions for their start-ups. They have come a long way and here are the interesting companies you should take a look at.
On a Friday afternoon, just a week before Demo Day, the mentors who have spent their time with the incubatees from JFDI were given a preview screening of the pitches made by the 11 companies (see list below). In essence, all the founders of the companies have put up a convincing show that they are ready be on prime time and take their pitch to the investors. What is interesting is that the team of JFDI have also given investment “chips” of the denominations $10K, $25K, $50K, $100K and $250K for the mentors to cast on the teams. Credit to the management team led by Hugh Mason and Meng Weng Wong, the teams have prepared well for their pitches. If you have not read, one of the JFDI companies, Kark has already received investment from a VC firm in Jarkata called IdeoSource.
Of course, you can see how the mentors have assessed the companies based on the amount of “investment” they have put into the teams. While it is not an accurate indicator as to how the investors will think, the teams still have a final chance to practise and perfect their current pitches for the Demo Day.
After the pitching session, it was all wine and cheese between the mentors and incubatees in Blk 71, and it was a time where the mentors can provide feedback to the teams and advice for the coming Demo Day.
List of Companies for JFDI-Innov8 Bootcamp 2012
Shopspot is a mobile phone app that makes buying & selling items as easy as sending a tweet.
Stubb is a document sharing service for the masses that connects your printer to the cloud. Anything you can print, you can publish online!
Remember is the family time capsule in your pocket that makes it simple to capture & relive memories on your smartphone.
TradeGecko is a web-based supply chain portal for independent brands & their retailers.
Familyko is a tele-parenting app for overseas Filipino workers to bond with their young children.
Trafflers: By taking the pain out of planning & booking group holiday travel experiences, we give the travel industry access to a new segment of social leisure travellers.
Fetch Plus is a Facebook & Twitter page builder that helps large brands with local businesses control brand identity and monitoring & maximizing the impact of their social media marketing.
Kark Mobile Education has made a hybrid game platform using trading cards & Android cards tablets to make 4-12 years old children masters of a simulated world.
Flocations is a travel visualizer which shows nearby destinations on an interactive map, so leisure travelers can browse by budget and book their next getaway in minutes, not hours.
Wildby is a fun talking encyclopedia on your iPhone that 4 to 8 years olds can enjoy without needing any literacy skills.
TribeHired is the social recruitment platform that put friends to work.
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