HandsOn StartupTour 2015 – London


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Welcome to the playbyplay chronicle of the HandsOn StartupTour event in London.

Throughout tonight’s event we’ll keep you updated with the happenings, photos, tweets and everything else… play by play.

Tonight, 8 companies will pitch for a place at the European Finals in Paris on November 26th. The winner there wins an immersive session of networking in Silicon Valley with investors and seasoned entrepreneurs.

Brought to you as part of included.co’s #includedLive support for entrepreneurial events.

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Quick reminder that tonight’s playbyplay coverage was sponsored by included.co as part of their #includedLive programme.

A huge congrats to the organisers and all the people who pitched passionately. We expect big things from all of you! And thanks to all the great people who turned up to watch, listen and be inspired.

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Winners tonight: ProdPad and PowrOfYou

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Google Launchpad is offering all 8 teams a fast-track into their programme.

After a sliiiight nudge from Rodrigo

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And that’s all 8 startups. Now just getting general feedback from the judges.

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Now up is WoraPay

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* Worth noting that quotes are very very badly paraphrased. But hey, typing during these things is intense.

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Nobody has nailed hyper-location apps yet. But everyone before showed exact locations.

@supmenow cofounder
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Now up is Sup

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After the teams pitch for 90s, they get grilled by the panel of judges

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Now up is Roomstracker.com

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As to why they’re looking to raise, as oppose just using their profits to grow:

You can’t grow really fast with just organic growth, we want to explode

@simplybastow
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Now up is Prodpad

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Data is the new currency. Tap into the future with us.

@powrofyou co-founder
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Now up is Powr of You

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So many awesome people are here to hear the 90s pitches.

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Now up is Minglvision

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Now up is Inline Manual

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The judging panel getting comfy for the 8 30s pitches

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Now up is 3 Kinds of Ice

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Number one thing is, think about simplicity and clarity. It’ll be hard if you can’t explain what you do.

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Culture is one of those things where entrepreneurs usually roll their eyes, but it happens whether you care or not.

@pjwilkinson
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Strongest teams have a lot of grit and initiative, always trying to do more and more.

@pjwilkinson
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Now up is a fire-side chat with Philip Wilkinson about entrepreneurship and investing.

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Next year the StartupTour will expand to another 8 countries next year. Doubling from this year.

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Rodrigo Barros is now welcoming everyone and giving a brief history about the event.

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Tweets as people start to arrive.

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The awesome partners for this event.

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Venue’s ready. Organisers ready. Doors open in 30ish mins.

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There may be a few tickets left. If you’re in London this evening join us and be part of the fun.

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Teams have rehearsed and are ready to smash their 90s pitches at the event