Tech of Tomorrow at Internet World!

Collider will run their Tech of Tomorrow pitching programme at Internet World on the 18th & 19th June within The Market Place Theatre. 

Collider's Tech of Tomorrow @ Internet Worldprogramme will allow a maximum of eight startups to present their innovative tech products/services to a panel of judges and to an audience of over a 100 professionals across the two days.

On the Wednesday, all eight startups will present in front of the judges and visitors then on the Thursday the winner will be announced and get the opportunity to speak about their winning product/service in front of a live audience.

How to get involved?

Collider will select six startups from their accelerator programme with the remaining two places up for grabs by applying through http://www.f6s.com/techoftomorrowinternetworld/apply. We will work closely with Collider to select the best two applications to join the other six on the stage!

*Booking opens Friday March 14th. Deadline for submission is April 18th.

Think you and your business have a viable tech product/service to present infront of a b2b audience? The winning startup will recieve free publicity and marketing around their product/service as well as a professional video of their presentation to be used as you wish! Follow Collider for the latest news on who has been accepted@ColliderGB

It costs nothing to enter the Tech of Tomorrow @ Internet World Programme, only time & creativity!

For further information please contact Orlaith @ iwmarketing@ubm.com 



About Internet World

Internet World, founding event of London Technology Week, is the only event that enables you to define and deliver all aspects of your digital strategy; from online technology, business fulfilment and infrastructure to connectivity, legislation and online security.

Internet World also includes Big Data Show and in 2014 welcomes longstanding US brand Interop, thus becoming the most comprehensive face-to-face event for those defining or delivering their organisation’s digital strategy.

As a visitor to Internet World you will benefit from a cutting-edge education programme, practical workshops, training and networking with your peers.

Register free here – http://www.internetworld.co.uk/collider_reg/

@iw_expo  #iw2014


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?"