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3 July 2012 - 16:26Round 4.1 Demo Morning at StartupChile

I’m sitting here in the Demo Morning for the newly arrived Round 4.1 (4.2 turns up in a few weeks). Here’s a list of the pitches with my (probably too) short descriptions. The Round 5 applications are open, I think applications close this weekend (there’s a long and recent discussion here about the pros and cons of the programme – read all the comments for a fair overview).

There’s far fewer travel/social networks than in our Round 2.1 (from 5 months back) and several are using new fangled high tech tools like face detection and data mining. These companies are looking stronger than those of earlier Rounds:

  • ComparaTeVe TV engagement and metrics
  • FoodKhoj group food ordering at universities (for wider choice and greater delivery distances)
  • AdviceMeCosmetics cosmetics recommendation site, has some nice face detection-based tools
  • GrindSmart mining technologies
  • OneSeed micro-finance for small scale entrepreneurship
  • Nowlr Web 2.0 trend spotting
  • Alodok doctor/patient network
  • FaceAlert Face detection tools for kids social networks with NLP for e.g. bullying detection
  • NetNUI target market analysis (surveys?)
  • BioParaiso bio-focused incubator based at Valparaiso
  • RetailPro business intelligence for Web2.0 companies (I think just web-based companies)
  • PhageTech microbiological control
  • Oja.la ‘the mercadolibre/ebay of education’ (Spanish)
  • Flipxing GMaps based barter network
  • TuCreaz  etsy-like hand made product site
  • Pllop.it an online presentation tool, turning into a goal/habbit setting app
  • BuscoTurno healthcare apointment booking system
  • OnLinner geolocalized games challenge
  • Alefant kids education site
  • Taumatropo not sure (kids education game maker?)
  • Minka not sure (upcycling and recycling fabric?)
  • TuCloset Chilean clothing sharing site for women
  • FlapShare not sure (crowdfunding?)

Ian applies Data Science as an AI/Data Scientist for companies in ModelInsight and Mor Consulting, founded the image and text annotation API Annotate.io, co-authored SocialTies, programs Python, authored The Screencasting Handbook, lives in London and is a consumer of fine coffees.

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