The Startupbootcamp Mobility program kicked off its Investor Day at Copenhagen’s City Hall last Thursday, bringing together a number of investors, mentors, and corporate sponsors together with Denmark’s lovely Crown Princess to see some pitches and inspiring talks. Nine of Startupbootcamp’s graduating teams were up on stage, all tied somewhat within the “mobile” sector.
Startupbootcamp is one of the largest European startup accelerators, with programs running in Dublin, Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Berlin, Copenhagen, and Israel. Each area has a slightly different focus, with Health in Dublin and Mobility in Copenhagen, for example. All of their programs run three months, and provide €15,000 per team.
This program marks the first reboot of the Copenhagen program after past program leader Alex Farcet moved from Copenhagen to start their Berlin program, so it was somewhat of a “first program” despite having a solid foundation. Behind the accelerator now is Lars Buch with Morten Krarup Kristensen, some names our Helsinki audience may remember up on stage from the Term Sheet Battle we threw together.
From here, one cool thing about the program is that the teams will still have access to the coworking space they were housed at, and can still plug into Startupbootcamp’s mentor network, which seems like a good way to leave teams, instead of pulling the plug all in one day.
Pitching up on stage were:
Projector35: A passionate team of Germans are behind this new movie ticket marketplace that plans to put rear ends in the 83% of movie theater seats that go unused. Their online marketplace will somehow negotiate affordable prices for ticket and food combos to get people into theaters, and will be an all-around better place to look for movies to see.
Kiggit: A social game where users predict football scores, allowing you to challenge your friends in a method similar to betting, but using a virtual currency that you can’t cash out. Users can play for free, but to make a ton of bets you need to pay to play. I’m curious if people will pay money to have the opportunity to virtually brag to their friends that they’re right, but I’m an American and therefore don’t comprehend the passion around Football that doesn’t involve pads.
Funifi: Your kids are already spending all their time on their phones an not listening to you, so you might as well motivate them to do their chores through an app. Funifi tracks and allows kids to redeem rewards to teach them some responsibility and give them character through hard work. With its bright colors, it should be a lot better tool for parents than the spreadsheet chart on the Fridge that I grew up with.
Pergunter – A team from Brazil put together this video or photo based social “ask” platform. For example you could ask “what is the architect of this building” or “what brand is this skirt”. To monetize, they’re looking at an affiliate model of sending you to the right shopping destinations, if that’s the question you’re asking.
EasySize: Another “online fit” startup looking to decrease the amount of returns to online stores by helping customers select the right size at checkout. This has been an interesting space to watch. Estonia’s Fits.me has robots, Virtusize has just 2D measurements, and EasySize has an algorithm that determines if a Tommy Hilfiger medium is equal to a Calvin Klein medium, or whatever. Each of these players say that they’ve got the most usefull solution, and all the other ones are too complicated, or too simplistic. Lets see how the market decides.
PassFly: Like a power Tripit meets Passbook meets any other app in the airline space. They hope to bring the whole checkin, flying, and boarding process under one app. There could be something there if Tripit and others aren’t innovating.
Wallep: Enables uses to store all their loyalty cards and earn rewards through one system. They built their own brandable Stand/Screen solution to fit on stores and restaurant’s counters, so you can scan your rewards yourself through low power bluetooth or QR code, without someone having to punch your loyalty card.
StopanGo – You know that app that you’re using to check local public transportation routes to your destination? StopanGo plans to do that for all cities, no matter if they have an easily accessable API or not. Right now they’re in 65 cities worldwide and are thinking about monetizing through location-based advertising or mobile ticketing.
Hiveoo – Building an Angel List style product for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (watch this space!). They’re going to not only be a deal flow provider, but will also help with angel workflow management (like sharing docs and signing papers), and will help through the investment process. To monetize they’re looking to take a 3% fee on deals through their platform up to €20,000 (of investment? or total? my notes get rough here at the end.) Regardless you can sign up at their website.
editor’s note: This article incorrectly stated Morten Lund was involved with SBC. It’s been corrected to Morten Krarup Kristensen.