2012 February

February 19, 2012

Launch48 London’s new Startups

Launch48 London is over and what an event! 9 teams – the highest number of teams Launch48 has ever had at any Launch48 event.

Below is a summary of the ideas that were worked on at Launch48 London.  Keep in mind, these ideas were only worked on for 48 hours so they are all very new. Congratulations to all the teams and we look forward to seeing which of these startups is the next Launch48 Success Story.

QuickFlog

Status: Landing page online

QuickFlog simplifies the process of selling your product online through multiple channels such as eBay, Amazon, Gumtree, and more. They intend to launch and add additional sales channels over time.

http://www.quickflog.com

Nosy Neighbour

Status: Early version

Aggregates local news from your neighbourhood including safety, news, what’s on, property, community, and classifieds. They will launch initially in London and spread to other large cities.

http://nosyneighbour.co.uk

Vouback

Status: Early version

Vouback improve the customer feedback experience by allowing customers to supply feedback on mobile phones. After supplying feedback the customer receives a voucher to incentivise them to return to the store.

http://vouback.com

Watch Them Grow

Status: Website online

Capture multimedia of your child as you grow and upload the content to watch them grow. The system securely stores the content and offers complimentary merchandise.

http://watchthemgrow.net

Yobrixton

Status: Pre-launch

Tool for small and medium business to increase the rate and frequency of their customers returning to their store. It will be a mobile app that allows businesses to capture client data and message their customers using images and text through facebook, twitter, or email.

We help you complain

Status: Pre-launch

When you’re not satisfied with your service provider. They are going to help you complain, without the pain.

http://wehelpyoucomplain.com/

Kill the nicotine monster

Status: Pre-launch

An app that motivates smokers to quit smoking, tracks smokers progress quitting, and aggregates statistics about smokers.

Project Groundhog

Status: Pre-launch

Present a voucher to customers who return to an ecommerce website to increase the liklihood they will purchase when they return.

http://projectgroundhog.com

Inbox Unified

Status: Launched

A Google Chrome extension that integrates social media notifications from facebook, twitter and linkedin into Gmail.

http://inboxunified.com

February 6, 2012

Birmingham Launch48, get ready Midlands – March 16 to 18

Launch48 Birmingham will be held on Friday the 16th to Sunday the 18th of March 2012 at Birmingham Science Park – block your diaries now!

Launch48 returns to Birmingham for the first time in over 12 months, and we are looking forward to it for a number of reasons:

  • E4F is currently incubating over 20 companies in Birmingham
  • Oxygen Accelerator ran in Birmingham and supported 9 new startups including Launch48′s Fashiny
  • Over 98 mentors participated in Oxygen Accelerator increasing the amount of technology aware mentors in the city
  • Birmingham Science Park has embraced the startup was and now has more tech startups than ever before
  • Tech events like the LAUNCH gaming conference and other meetups have sprung up all over the city

In a nutshell, Birmingham has a lot to offer startups right now.  So Launch48 is going to help create some new Birmingham startups!

  • When Friday the 16th of March to Sunday 18th of March 2012. See the agenda for full details
  • Where Birmingham Science Park Aston, Faraday Wharf, Holt Street, Birmingham, B7 4BB. See the directions for a map and accommodation
  • Cost From £29.95 including drinks on Friday and drinks and pizza on Sunday. Purchase tickets now

Tickets start from £29.95 and can be purchased now.

February 1, 2012

Fashiny.com – Launch48′s first success story video

If you’re thinking of coming to a upcoming Launch48 events you might want to check out our first Launch48 success story from Fashiny.

Fashiny is a fashion recommendation engine who started in June 2011 at Launch48 Kingston. From there they went on to complete Oxygen Accelerator, receive funding, and launch their first product.

You can learn about their journey and they tips for Launch48 and startups in their 10 minute video on the Success Stories page.

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