Reza Ismail from Rofarez Solutions.
Ten startups pitched this morning at the Alpha Pitch for DEMO Asia scholars, sponsored by Microsoft. I’ve written about TranscribeMe, which could disrupt the transcription industry. But there are also other notable startups that presented, both good and bad.
Tapit Media, Australia
Tapit is an Australian company that is a pioneer in NFC technology in Australia and Asia. It provides NFC-based solutions for mobile commerce, coupon code distribution, ticketing, social community building, competitions, survey and brand reviews, and content delivery via NFC in Australia and Asia.
It’s off to a strong start, securing a list of lucrative deals to enable NFC networks. For example, it has a partnership with Clear Channel Singapore, an outdoor advertising company, to deliver interactive outdoor campaigns for brand like Coca-Cola and Fanta. Read more
Reza Ismail from Rofarez Solutions at rehearsals. How will he fare today?
This first of many ‘live’ pitching sessions features the ten winners of the DEMO Asia 2012 Alpha Pitch Scholarship Startups, sponsored by Microsoft BizSpark in conjunction with Startup Weekend and Founder Institute.
They are: Audio Scribe, Agate Studio, HobbyMash, GIO Software, StyleRocks, Tapit Media, Rofarez Solutions, Coworkify, Docubuzz, and Appota.com Read more
Imagine a world where all co-working spaces around the world are linked to a talent marketplace. That is the promise of Coworkify, an upcoming Facebook app from Japan which lets users find talent and like-minded people in co-working spaces outside of their own.
The team won the grand prize at Startup Weekend Kyoto 2011, and the founder, Kenshin Fujiwara, told SGE that they are actively partnering with co-working spaces globally. He’s also looking for beta testers to try the app, which is now still in development.
“Already, some space owners from Poland, Germany, Brazil, US, Korea, Australia and so on have agreed to join,” he said. Read more