Webstock finds startups for 2013 Alley
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.