It’s been another exiting week in UK tech … here’s your weekly round up of startup competitions, awards, co-working space and accelerator news.
Elevator Pitch LIVE 2016 winners
Awards were presented last night at a ceremony with the shortlisted companies, our sponsors and the Tech City News team.
Over 200 startups applied, and the competition was tough, but after much deliberation the winners from each category are as follows:
Best in AdTech/MarTech: Growth Intel
Best in FinTech: Divido
Best in HealthTech: Echo
Idinvest Partners announces €350m digital fund
Best in PropTech: Trussle
Best in Cybersecurity: Intruder
People’s Choice: Offer Moments
Best Pitch Award: Trussle
£4m boost announced for 5G research in Wales
Standout Success Award: Echo
Cyber London has announced the eight new promising startups participating in its fourth cohort.
The full list of new startups taking part is below, and applications are now also open for the CyLon Spring 2017 intake.
- AppsPicket – two-factor authentication for web applications
- Codified Security – mobile app security testing
- Conatix – applies recent advances in AI to enterprise knowledge management and cybersecurity
- Drie – PaaS enabling users to build, deploy and scale apps in the cloud with Amazon Web Services
- MyDocSafe – secure on-boarding and e-signature platform
- NetToken – a control panel for all your digital accounts enabling users to share access to digital accounts without revealing log-in information
- ThreatInformer – advanced automated security risk assessments to improve the profitability of cyber insurers
- VChain – blockchain technology designed to solve digital identity fraud, consumer privacy and data security issues
DigitalBridge wins £100k
Manchester based business DigitalBridge has received a £100,000 grant.
UK retailers face £10.6bn of lost sales due to poor website experience
The investment comes after an instore trial with John Lewis as part of the accelerator programme, and according to CEO David Levine, will allow the company to accelerate its growth and development.
“This is a major boost and a real vote of confidence for DigitalBridge from one of the biggest retailers in the world,” he said. “This investment will allow us to accelerate our ongoing recruitment process and invest more in research and development in computer vision and deep learning for the retail sector.”
ActiveLab has unveiled the names of the 12 startups joining it accelerator.
imovesdance – Online tools to get kids active in school and home
Connected Fitness Labs – An app breaking down the four walls of the gym by supporting a health club operator to become a true fitness brand by offering digital support to consumers
EveryMatch International – A white-label mobile Software as a Service (SaaS) solution for building fitness member communities
Gymetrix – The company attaches sensors to gym equipment to measure customers usage of the equipment and then use the data to optimise operators equipment purchasing
Shapelog – Described as ‘Fitbit for strength training’
Amaven – An online platform to help measure, track and improve the physical development of everyone through fundamental movement skills and sports skills.
iPrescribe Exercise – An app that uses an algorithm to provide the user with an automated activity programme.
LiveSmart – UK wide, dynamic, evidence based health assessment and improvement programmes
Stepjockey – Smart signs and gamification platform to enable employers to quickly make their buildings healthier and more active
VRGO Chair – An active chair that can be used for movement within virtual reality
Open Play – Online booking system and marketplace for sports facilities and activities
Silverfit – Weekly fun and fitness sessions for older people
Norwich Sync The City winner
Pantry, an AI-powered smart shopping list platform, was crowned the winner at Norwich Sync The City over the weekend.
The team spent 54 hours working on a prototype demo that combined product data (supplied by BrandBank) artificial intelligence tech (supplied by Rainbird) in a smart platform. Pantry can manage your grocery shopping list via the Amazon echo but also recommend, learn (because of the Rainbird cognitive reasoning tech) and remind you of what products you should be buying.
Hectic Help, an idea to help report and stop bullying, won the People’s Choice. which is an idea to help report and stop bullying.