Demo Day

Meet The Class of 2017: From The Crowd at Demo Day

With the very best in MadTech all under one roof, there were some incredible comments on social media throughout the day. Here's our round up of our Class of 2017 milestone Demo Day.

1. Sarah Wood being totally awesome.

Sarah Wood Collider Demo day


2. Jeremy Basset getting arty.

Jeremy Basset Collider Demo day


3. In response to Frenzi's pitch stating "banners are dead":

Rod Banner Collider Demo Day

4. Startacus loving Good-Loop, our Class of 2017 Demo Day winner.

Startacus Collider Demo Day

5. The Collider alumni being the lovely, supportive lot they are.

Seenit Collider Demo Day 2017


One Month to the Class of 2015 Demo Day!


one month to demo day



Clear your calendar - it's going down! The Collider Class of 2015 Demo Day kicks off on April 23rd at 2:30PM, and we want you there. No, we need you there. Because this is going to be the MadTech event of the year - and you are the people who make it extraordinary. Come see nine of the hottest Marketing and Adtech startups from around the world showcasing how they're changing the MadTech industry. 

The Class of 2015 has spent the past four months running from brand meetings to coaching sessions, to workshops on everything from Purpose, positioning and personality, to prising and praising (and business development, UX, UI, and hiring for ones not beginning with P). And they've made progress. From having just an MVP at the beginning of 2015, by the middle of Q2, they have trials lined up with some of the world's largest brands.

Catch a senior brand or agency creative, innovative startups or a seasoned Angel for a drink in the evening. It's going to be great.

Confirmed panellists include:

Sarah Wood, COO Unruly Media                                                                                     Emily Forbes, CEO Seenit

Paul Frampton, CEO Havas Media                                                                                   Rod Banner, Agent of Change

Gabbi Cahane, CEO Meanwhile

Le Camping's Demo Day

Yesterday our blogger in residence Mindy went along to Google Campus to watch a Demo Day held by fellow accelerator Le Camping. They are normally based in Paris, but are currently showcasing their startups on a tour, visiting Berlin, Luxembourg, and San Francisco. Here is what Mindy learnt from our startup cousins across the seas. "Le Camping certainly laid down the gauntlet at Google Campus by allowing the eight startups only eight minutes in front of the audience. Despite the time constraints, most of them managed to cover the product, business model, competition, team, development strategy, financing needs, long- and mid-term vision. What was most impressive was that each of the startups had found their own way of pitching, to make such a regular and often-performed exercise into their very own piece.

Znappit held the largest surprise by producing a video-montage of the current event, filming the final seconds as they walked on stage. Also, taped under every single chair was a vintage postcard with their address, hand-written, to allow those current to create a postcard of the experience.

Based on the feedback and questions which arose after each pitch, I noted down the most common queries, as all startups could learn how to present better.

 1. Show your weakness

If you have a weaker area, be it your business model or pricing structure, don't just that slide out. Investors see these presentations every day, and the fact that you have left this information out will only highlight the fact that you don't want to talk about it. It's far better to be honest, as you are a startup and so people are not expecting the finished, polished product.


2. How does it make money?

Some of the most exciting startups I saw yesterday received a positive response, but the question that soon that was 'how it will earn revenue?'. If you are pitching to investors, one of the main things they want to know is how they are going to get a return. If you can't prove your product has a stable way to generate income, alarm bells are going to be ringing.


3. Longevity

With any investment, comes the question of how much life this product or idea has. We all know how fast technology is moving, and nobody wants to commit time and money to something that is going to be outdated in six months, as it often takes that long to even begin getting it market ready.  Also, if you're aiming for corporate companies, are you going to be able to scale your product up to such a level?"