Live notes on start-up pitches.
- Focuses on mobile games imitating virtual reality
- Features include playing games with friends
- Business model: Virtual currency, in-app purchases, linking game with business owners
- Distribution strategy: Consolidate a list of distributors, build relationships, events
BookRice (Hong Kong)
- “Transforming how restaurants and consumers interact with each other”
- Problems – Diners: Inconvenience, Restaurants: Still paper and pen reservation, no data analysis
- BookRice allows diners to reserve tables anywhere, anytime
- Key points: personalized consumer data, scheduling reservation
- Competitors: OpenTable but no strong presence in Asia
- Judges are concerned about the small market in Hong Kong.
- The 20:1000 problem in events – 1000 attendees but an average participants can only meet about 20 people
- RedSparro helps you connect with others in an event. Through scheduled meetings, synced with social networks. The app allows you to send message for meet up
- RedSparro also help users to find the right people, such as business mentors or co-founders
- Post deals also allow users to promote tickets through the app
- Competition: Twitter, Presdo
- Answer to competition – “Twitter is unstructured and not catered for events and meet ups”
- Mentor includes Adeo Ressi and Jeffrey Paine
- Social games + real friend + real goals = Kwestr
- Gamification any experience within a social framework. Doing things fun and social.
- E.g Users set up a “Stop smoking” quest. Milestones will checked and updated via social networks
- Energetic presentation
- Fonaja is a virtual enterprise phone system for self-employed professionals and small-medium businesses
- Managing a local phone number, creating call rules, providing phone extensions, and many others.
- Analytics: Call stat- phone traffic
- Business model: Direct subscription, every user = subscriber. Stable revenue compared to ads
- Best feature – Intelligent voice response. Answered by auto recordings, aka giving advice through bots voice
- Interactive eBooks
- Moglue is basically a drag and drop interface for users to create interactive eBooks on the iPad and Android powered devices
- The demo is pretty cool!
- 5 years from now: Right now is more about creating the eBooks, but eventually it would be about distributing these eBooks.
- The “OpenFeint” for educational apps. World’s first platform for kids apps
- SDK based, for education apps
- Provides educational statistics with all the apps build on SmarTots SDK
- Business model: 5% from apple, 15% from developers
- Total download hit more than 20,000, organic marketing
- Seeking for $250,000 to start hockey stick growth. Looking for investors who are into kids products.
- Brilliant pitch from the team, the investors love it!
- MobileApps.com is the Google Adsense/Adwords ad network for mobile apps
- “Adsense widget “for their mobile app
- 95% ad sales to developers
- 2800 app developers, 800 publishers so far
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- To become the AR browser supporting both iOS and Android on smart phones
- With the AR browser, you practically find apartments and friends through a scan
- The video demo is pretty good: Futuristic (can’t find it on YouTube)
- Vision is to provide the foundation of new media platform in the era of mobile internet integrating virtual into the real world