Launch48 Showcase Review

Launch48 Showcase took place at Innovation Warehouse on Wednesday and even if we do say so ourselves it was a great event.

16 startups setup shop and exhibited in front of 100+ guests from a range of professions. Informal pitches were done, feedback given and business cards exchanged and we hope everyone left with contacts and networks that they didn’t have before the event.

A small competition was included in Launch48 Showcase and we recruited seven top entrepreneurs and investors to judge the startups in four categories. A huge thank you goes out to our judges:

  • Jon Bradford – CEO of Springboard.
  • Hugh Chappel – Investor.
  • Simon Jenner – CEO of Oxygen Accelerator.
  • James Kightley – founder of AngelHub.
  • James Parton – Director of European Marketing at Twilio.
  • Julian Ranger – Investor.
  • Ben Tompkins – General Partner at Eden Ventures.

And the winners were….

B2C Launch48 Showcase Winner sponsored by Eden Ventures

BuyMyWardrobe provides a trusted online venue for individuals and businesses to buy and sell pre-owned designer fashion.

B2B Launch48 Showcase Winner sponsored by Smith and Williamson

A Launch48 alumni team, Unifyo is a disruptive data integration tool which helps customer facing employees at SMEs to get 360 customer profiles inside any website while they browse.

Launch48 Showcase One-to-Watch Award sponsored by Twilio

Hobzy is a social network built around your hobbies and interests. Rather than show you content based on who you already know we find the most interesting content based on what you do and like.

Launch48 Showcase Team Award sponsored by AngelHub

Weboo has developed Fliplet. Fliplet help companies build and maintain their own iPads apps without development or design skills. The product is easy to use, offers immediate results and can be used to produce apps for the app store or for use within companies (private apps).

A huge thank you to all the teams that showcased and all the attendees that made the event great. The next event is in April 2013 to coincide with the conclusion of Launch48 LaunchPad.

Launch48 Showcase was sponsored by: