Webstock finds startups for 2013 Alley

AMANDA SACHTLEBEN
Last updated 11:21 29/01/2013

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Eight fledgling Kiwi tech companies will get a chance to peddle their wares as finalists in the 2013 BNZ Startup Alley at web industry event Webstock.

Of the eight, two will win $10,000 cash and a trip to Silicon Valley to meet big names in the internet industry.

The eight finalists — Paperkut, PledgeMe, Made on Jupiter, Stay Today, ThunderMaps, Timely, Waitlist and WIP — will pitch for three minutes to judges including entrepreneur and investor Rowan Simpson, Product Club founder Tom Coates and Xero CEO Rod Drury.

About the finalists:

Paperkut has a paperless receipt platform that aggregates receipts and delivers them to customers.

PledgeMe is a locally-developed crowdfunding service.

Made on Jupiter is a design company that developed Spoke Creator, software for customising 3D products online.

Stay Today is a hotel booking application.

ThunderMaps makes mapping software for sharing geo-data.

Timely offers appointment scheduling software.

Waitlist enhances customer engagement for restaurants using applications, social networking, QR codes, messaging and near field communication.

WIP has a collaboration tool for the screen industry.

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