BNZ Start-Up Alley celebrates its second year at Webstock next month, and has culled the 28 entries received down to eight finalists (two winners will receive $10,000 and a return trip for two to Silicon Valley). No surprise that many are Idealog alumni:
PAPERKUT is out to make everyday receipts paperless and was named emerging innovator of the year at last year's Innovators Awards. It's run by Nick Harley and founder Drew Broadley; here's how Broadley came up with the original concept.
Timely featured in Idealog #42 and is a prime example of the burgeoning SaaS ecosystem. It's an online booking system that integrates with Vend, Xero, Microsoft Outlook, Google Calendar and Apple Calendar.
WAITLIST combines apps, social networks, QR codes, SMS and NFC to change the way restaurants engage with their customers.
WIP is a collaboration tool for the screen industry filling the gap between work-in-progress and delivery.
Last year's winner was Go Vocab, language learning software for self-learners. Stay tuned for the winning announcement next month...