Polish and Lithuanian accelerators to hold demo day in London
The goal of any accelerator worth its salt is to nurture worthwhile startups and then get them launched and funded. The operative word is 'funded' because without funding there obviously is no launch. Two seed accelerators --one in Lithuania and one in Poland-- clearly get this important point. Next month, Poland's Huge Thing and Lithuania's StartupHighway will hold their demo day in London, one of the planet's major financial centers. If your startups are going to play on a global stage, go where the global money is.
StartupHighway is a mentorship-driven accelerator 100% funded by angel investors. It's second cohort has just finished. 50% of its 2011 batch were funded.
Regular Accelerator Gazette readers will have read about the very energetic Huge Thing accelerator several times already. Huge Thing is a 6 months two-phase mentor-driven acceleration program. This will be their first cohort to present to investors.
Here are the startups that will be at the Demo Day in London:
- Place I Live offers a web solution for home owners, sellers, and buyers. They offer objective, and systematic information about real estate quality (description about property, crime data, distances to important locations, ratings of the schools, taxes and fees, real estate transactions, etc.) and tools to manage it.
Responsell is a proposal management tool aimed at simplifying and optimizing proposal generation processes.
TV Backstage is a 'second screen' solution for news and gossip about people on TV. While users are watching television, TV Backstage provides them with news about their favourite celebrities and athletes on the viewer's iPad (soon other tablets).
- withEvent.com is a smartphone application for events (festivals or conferences) to help attendees with the planning, orientation, and social experience associated with an event. The company is developing a self-care system which will enable event organizers to have an application to engage their attendees.
- eGlesum is a lead-generation system. It offers per-lead pricing to help assure their clients that they are paying for real results. It saves time for consumers by providing a short form to fill out, and sending their info to 5 companies in the area. Companies then compete for the order themselves.
- Pocademy is a platform where anyone can learn how to play poker through interactive courses. Students play specially designed poker hands on virtual tables and during the game they get startegy tips. Students can collect up to $50 of starting capital in participating online poker rooms.
- MoodUp is a set of mobile apps that prepare children for visiting a doctor. Initially MoodUp is focusing on the problem of 'dentophobia' - because meeting a dentist and oral hygiene is the biggest problem for most kids.The tool explains everything about visiting a dentist and everyday tooth decay prevention. The application will be soon available in the AppStore.
- Whalla is an application that helps people share their experiences from all kinds of events. It creates shared, crowd-sourced albums full of pictures and video from people who don't know each other.
- Subscrea is a turn-key platform for setting up a subscription-based business in less than a minute. It offers customers a user-friendly shop creator including a fully integrated recurring payments application.
- Lorneta offers an engaging way of audience monetization for publishers, an effective channel for advertisers and free access to quality content for users. The goal is to increase ad awareness and increase revenue for publishers.
- Sellbox is a service that lets people sell any file that they have in their Dropbox account. Users can pick a file they want to sell and add a description and price. Sellbox then generates a link for customers to buy the file and pay by PayPal (we've written about Sellbox before in the Gazette).
- Transparent Choice is an online application for collaborative decision making. It targets the B2B space --the idea is to help teams in organizations resolve conflicts and make informed choices faster. Their software is based on Analytic Hierarchy Process developed at the Wharton School of Business.
for more information, contact Monika Synoradzka at Huge Thing firstname.lastname@example.org