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
Lizz Buenaventura from HobbyMash appreciates the time mentors are giving to nurture startups at the bootcamp. Photo: JFDI.Asia
It’s past day 30 at the JFDI-Innov8 Bootcamp, a technology startup accelerator program (part of the Global Accelerator Network) where participants build a prototype within 100 days.
While some startups are still busy hatching their idea and creating their minimum viable products, others are frantically swimming around like tadpoles.
Flocations and Fetch Plus are two startups that were quick off the starting block. Singapore-based Tudor Coman, co-founder of Flocations, an online search-by-price air travel directory, already has a prototype up and running. His team is now working on ‘Project Picasso’, which aims to beautify and improve the user interface.
With any luck, they’ll unveil the new features by March. “We are big lean startup buffs, so we are releasing these cool functions exclusively to members that have been active on the site and getting direct feedback from them on a daily basis,” he said. Read more