We’re Banders, a digital platform empowering bands to take their music to market. We facilitate two key components in bringing music to market: defining and executing promotion strategies besides booking living room tours. Our technology allows bands to do this by co-creating with a workforce of fans and other creatives on a project basis.
By exploiting our platform, bands create impactful projects where they can reach their potential audience. They can do that without giving up creative ownership to middlemen in the music industry or by relying on their own immediate network to share their new music.
Banders creates and utilizes a ‘Do-It-OURselves’ structure, where we generate an opportunity for bands and their co-creators to make money in a transparent model, while building a portfolio and bringing music effectively to market. Based in London and LA, Banders are looking forward to give power back to the bands and their fans.
COMP is a mobile app that will connect consumers to any company’s customer services so they can quickly and easily raise and resolve complaints through live chat on their smart phone.
We’ve all experienced having to search for how best to contact a company. Not knowing which method is the best. Is it phone? Email? Twitter? From company to company, nobody is sure which method will get the best response?
And who hasn’t experienced phone menu hell with endless options that never quite fit your situation? COMP is designed to be the most efficient and effective way of contacting a company’s customer services to raise your complaint or query or just to provide feedback. In a world where we just want to be heard and have our complaint taken as seriously as our sale, COMP the customer complaints app is the solution.
COMP will benefit not only customers but also companies by centralising their complaints and reducing negative feedback made public through social media resulting in higher customer satisfaction and ultimately retention.
Duality is building a solution for those who live, travel and work in multiple currencies. We are able to offer currency conversion at the clean mid-market rate with no embedded fees or commissions and also allow clients to earn banking beating interest rates on their foreign currency deposits. These Dual Currency Placements, normally only for privileged clients of Private Banks, will now be available to a wider market through a user rich application and website. Duality aims to be fully FCA regulated and approved. Pradip and Alberto have over twenty years of building and executing FX Solutions for private and institutional clients.
Eligent a cloud-based multi-platform task manager for teamwork online. Tool has emphasis on simplicity of usage and intuitive user interface. Eligent is suitable for startups, small and medium size development teams, creative and digital agencies, online collaborators. Currently Eligent is used as collaborative tool by students at the entrepreneurial course of Westminster Business School (pilot project).
Eligent is one of Westminster Graduate Entrepreneurs Pitch Competition 2016 winners, Participant of Startup Leadership London Program 2017, Participant of FFWD Pre-accelerator Program, Participant of Cannes Lions 2017 Advertising Festival.
Fashion is one of the largest and most resource demanding industries in the world. It’s the second most polluting industry after oil and gas and has one of the worst records of ethics throughout the supply chain.
We are an online platform helping to change exactly that.
We enable the new generation of fashion designers and consumers to produce and buy more sustainable and ethical products.
We connect fashion businesses with the right factories through a B2B e-marketplace. And, we grow a bigger community of conscious consumers through a media hub offering information, interaction and crowd-voting of ethical and sustainable product ideas. Our integrated platform empowers people to make practical sustainable changes to their design, production and purchasing decisions, going from knowing what to do to actually doing it.
Faraway helps adventurous travellers take unforgettable career breaks, sabbaticals, honeymoons and just-for-the-hell-of-it big trips.
Avoid months of piecing together snippets, investigating tip-offs, cross-checking blogs and thumbing through that dog-eared travel guide you took on your gap year. Instead, we’ll get to know what’s important to you, craft you a custom-made trip that’s packed with personality and be on hand to help when plans (inevitably) change along the way.
Focus on the life-changing adventure and leave the hard graft to us.
Galactic Peace Engineer
Galactic Peace Engineer is a mobile game where you must bring peace to the galaxy’s most intractable conflicts. Your intervening force of blue helmets is going to have to use every sneaky peacekeeping strategy in the book if you’re going to avoid letting a genocide happen on your watch. Each world immerses a child, teen or bored commuter in a realistic society of millions of aliens. The simulation is powered by next-generation social and political simulation research that combines the design teams’ experience in AI, conflict simulation and years working in war zones. It might be set in space, but each scenario has society, politics and geography that closely mirror real-world conflicts. If you’re going to solve the refugee crisis and out-manipulate the warlords who spread fake news and hatred, you’ll need all your sociological instincts, empathy, cunning and knowledge of the human condition to succeed. Market: educational and freemium ages 9-13, 14-18 and 18+.
Golia is a location scouting platform created by filmmakers for filmmakers. Carlotta Merzari and Cecilia Viriglio developed the concept of a closed loop service of data and interaction, that uses geolocation API, neural networks, a communication interface, virtual and augmented reality to help users pre-visualise a space, understand its technical and geographical details and suggest the best actions to book and obtain permits.
At GroHappy, we believe that the world is a better place when employees bring their best selves to work.
GroHappy’s technology helps companies motivate and retain great employees, by giving employees a platform to invest in their own growth.
Employees have an online space where they complete activities to get clarity on how they want to grow and receive personalised connections (to events, open online courses and communities) to make it happen.
At the same time, employers get anonymised insight into the real motivations and development desires of their people so that they can make better decisions about how to develop their people.
GroHappy was founded by Jim and Karina in 2015 who, together, bring 12 years experience in change consulting and launched a growing B2B talent technology business. GroHappy is working with 3 organisations, with the next client starting their pilot in May.
The World demand for energy is increasing at the same time Climate Change is threating the very existence of humans on the planet.
Luz Consultancy Limited (Luz) is a Renewable Energy solutions company that has been incorporated to take advantage of the new solar photovoltaic market that has opened recently in Brazil due to law changes.
The focus of Luz is to produce solar energy and sell to our confirmed corporate buyer through a 20-year operating lease based on existing business model in the UK know as Power Purchase Agreement (PPA).
We will be providing the supply, design, installation, commissioning, grid connection, monitoring of the full-integrated system through local delivery partners. To our end clients we are offering energy solutions that will greatly reduce their CO2 impact, save money and offer great energy security. Furthermore, we will incorporate energy storage systems to enhance the financial saving during peak rate electricity.
Frustrated by the lack of opportunities for hobby businesses, Fionn Hart and Richard Kent founded MicroMkt. MicroMkt wants to change the shape of entrepreneurship and make it simple and easy for anyone to start their own business.
Whether you’re creating and selling your artwork alongside your 9-5, offering music lessons in the evening, or providing a gardening service at the weekend. Join MicroMkt, where it’s simple and free to start your online business. The only marketplace where consumers can shop for both products and services, MicroMkt is creating, supporting and empowering a community of Everyday Entrepreneurs who have turned their hobby, passion or skill into their own business.
Parentville Kids Parties
ParentVille Parties is the UK’s first marketplace for children parties! On the platform you can book everything you need for a child’s party in a few clicks:
Cakes, Cupcakes, Decorated Biscuits
Photographers and Videographers
Sweets and Candy buffets
Decorations and Party supplies
Phew is a new on-demand tech-support service. We match customers who need help with installing or repairing technology in their home or workplace with self-employed technicians. Phew makes sure to connect you with the right technicians who have the specific expertise and experience to help you with your tech task. Tech problems solved. Phew!
Pickr is an on-demand staffing platform for people and businesses to connect and work together, without having to use a traditional recruitment agency.
We realised a while ago that whether it’s a late-shift in a restaurant, fulfillment for a week or ongoing admin, when great people and great businesses get together, magic happens – all we have to do is make connecting that much easier.
The majority of businesses and people connect within minutes so things get done and people get paid quicker than anywhere else; and with world-class customer service and a growing community of users, Pickr is the easiest way for people to earn more when & where it suits them.
Public Sphere Online
PSO is an online platform which matches people for video discussions only if they have opposing views on a particular issue that affects society. It encourages people to get out of their comfort zones and challenge their beliefs one-to-one with a stranger who holds a contrasting opinion.
2016 highlighted issues such as echo chambers, filter bubbles and fake news, all exacerbated by social media and online search platforms. But in the words of the late Jo Cox MP, “we are far more united and have far more in common with each other than things that divide us.”
Different narratives lead to alternative conclusions; that does not mean those narratives aren’t legitimate in some way. PSO will encourage debate, discussion, agreement, disagreement and much more, but most importantly it will initiate dialogue where it wouldn’t have otherwise existed and encourage the consideration of different perspectives at a grass roots level.
Real Links is a full service recruitment platform for the legal industry designed specifically to increase employee referrals.
Law firms generally much prefer to recruit their lawyers by employee referrals because (a) it’s cheaper; (b) you tend to get better people than via recruiters; and (c) paying referral bonuses improves staff morale. The problem is that they don’t manage to recruit many staff that way.
Our platform provides full automation of the referral process so that law firm employees can immediately share new job vacancies with their social networks, and our algorithm and vetting process determines a candidate’s suitability. An account manager also supports each firm throughout the recruitment process to make it as seamless as possible.
Real Links opens up a wider net of candidates than traditional referral schemes and helps firms to find high quality candidates at a lower cost than traditional recruitment.
REVR is a mobile creation tool and publishing platform for real estate agents to build virtual house tours easily and quickly for better international sale and marketing.
It allows quick creation of tailored VR house viewing with interactive contents and provides a virtual meeting environment for the agent and the buyer.
Our solution reduces the time invested by buyers and agents for viewing arrangements and mitigate the distance problem by allowing full immersion in the virtual house to get a better understanding of the space.
UGO Fresh is like Groupon for Fresh Food. We want to help local small retail and grocery shops to exhaust their surplus by offering their best DEALS. As a two-sided mobile marketplace, small retail and groceries shops are given access to an easy online platform to upload their business’s info and to self-manage their DEALS. On the other side, users will be able to download the UGO Fresh App for free (iOS & Android) and with the help of an easy interface browse and filters their deals based on their preferences and location. UGO Fresh integrates a payment system to allow users to buy online and pickup in the shop. This helps buyers save time with their grocery shop, while increasing foot traffic for the shops themselves. UGO Fresh aims to work as a marketing tool for small and medium grocery shops. Shop owners will be able to use the platform’s analytics to determine conversion between UGO Fresh and sales.
Revolutionary New Ear Training Technology
YesWeStock is a new answer to storage space issues in big cities. By applying the sharing economy model to the self-storage, YesWeStock is disrupting and reinventing this conventional business. We hope to make Self-Storage convenient, affordable and user-friendly. In addition to all the known advantages of the sharing economy, we are helping citizens to engage with and develop the local economy, and to adopt a greener and more sustainable way of life. YesWeStock is the new generation of secure, convenient, affordable and local self-storage.
YesWeStock’s aim is to bring about a new freedom in self storage by bridging the gap between our 2 main problems: as our collection of ‘stuff’ grows through the rise of fast fashion and decor (IKEA, H&M), we alternatively are becoming ever more mobile, international, and freedom seeking through companies such as Airbnb and EasyJet. We hope to fill a gap in the market caused by this shift in modern life, with YesWeStock prepared to handle the storage, cleaning, moving and/or selling of your belongings.