Friday May 29th Michael Pöll (Rochuspark) and I (Floor Drees, Managing Director of sektor5) skimmed through the applications for betapitch | Vienna 2015. Trying to select an as diverse line-up as possible, we invited 8 startup teams we think will headline the press in the foreseeable future.
Below you find all confirmed startups. We’re adding more as we plan their trips with them. All participating teams get a chance to practice and perfect their pitch June 4th, in sessions with Manuel Gruber (dreama.tv).
setting solves a need of early startups and independent professionals: finding a suitable office space. “The traditional, commercial real-estate model doesn’t fit modern business dynamics – lengthy contracts, high investments, proof of high credit standing, all not ideal for someone starting a new business. We’re matching those startups with more mature businesses that have excess capacity in their office space.” Providing a plug-and-play solution for both space tenants and owners, setting makes it easy to rent and rent out office space.
24now is a trustworthy lifelogging service where everything posted is gone after 24hours. Their promise: no advertising on users content. And permadelete guaranteed. At their current stage they consider themselves more of a ‘research project’ than a start up. And that’s exactly what caught our attention! “24now is for those people looking for a trustworthy alternative to Facebook, Twitter etc.” They are looking for mentors, potential beta testers, people interested in social networking and social media, opportunities to reach a larger audience, people with experience in building a software company out of Europe – the ‘non-silicon-valley way’.
Appwoodoo is an open source push notification & remote control service for app developers keen on privacy. Integrated in 5 minutes, appwoodoo configures iOS apps remotely without resubmitting to the Apple Store: enable extra features, send push notifications, conduct A/B tests or control any other behavior from the air.
Vienna Skill Smiths aims to open up learning and teaching and connect members of the local community through affordable, accessible and fun classes on… everything!
ChillBill is your online billing address which will save you the hassle of typing your bills into your bookkeeping system. Send all your incoming bills to your ChillBill email address. ChillBill will pick them up and extract data, like the total amount and the due date. After a manual quality check this data gets entered into your bookkeeping system.
Gatherer is ‘the easiest way to arrange appointments with friends and colleagues’. Available for iOS, Android, Windows Phone and in your favorite browser, Gatherer’s core features are inviting friends and colleagues super fast using the address book and getting notified instantly if someone responds. Depending on the information which is stored in the address book, you get a link to the web interface via SMS or email. The calendar integration checks available dates so you don’t have to check your calendar. Come find out about Gatherer’s premium features and SaaS solution at the betapitch | Vienna jury event June 5th.