Yesterday, Hangzhou-based incubator TiSiWi held its first Demo Day to wrap up its 3-month accelerator program kicked off in August (read our previous coverage). 15 startups presented their projects on stage to pitch over 40 VCs and angel investors.
Pang Xiaowei, the founder of TiSiWi picked up a nice place where a weekly speed-dating event is held. He said, the Demo Day is the speed date for the startups and investors too.
15 startups are founded by 40 young men (including only 1 girl), and unsurprisingly all of them are more or less Mobile-related. Here is the quick roundup:
Confone.com – an event management service. Comes with web and mobile version, Confone helps users easily publish their event information, agenda, speaker profile etc;
Whohelp.me – a LBS application to solve so-called people’ 3km-range problems. The idea is that user can publish anything he wants help and others located within 3km can respond;
Muerr.com – you can drag & drop any file (photo, pdf etc) on the site and the files can be auto stored in the cloud. Any update made on your personal page (e.g. muerr.com/username) will be seen simultaneously by other visitors no matter they are on iPad, PC or iPhone;
Bailty.com – like ShopSavvy, users can use Bailty to scan barcode to obtain the product’s information. Furthermore, using Semantic Analysis, Bailty can also gather the comments on products from the web to help users make the decision on purchase;
Cuoluo – randomness could be the best. Cuoluo’s idea is to entertain every user with random content to read, listen and play with. You can even upload a set of names and do a luck draw;
Youyur.com – a service help companies find interns and freelancers;
Miihuu.com – a search engine which can help users search for updates from their social media (weibo, social networks, etc)
Juupoo.com – a LBS application helping users publish/explore events organized by cities.
52hz.com – a StumbleUpon-like service helping people to discover interesting sites;
Timap – a calendar applications with voice recognition feature;
Xiaoenai.com – an interesting service designed for couples and loves. You can send a request to your boyfriend asking for a gift, and the couple can even get the debate settled online. For the long-term plan, eCommerce can be integrated into the service;
Hupo – a mobile social network focus on campus students; China has now 30millions university students, which is definitely a large market to target at;
Fanyor.com – a service help business people, friends to organize lunch/dinner, thus social connections can be built;
Tongxin (itongxing.com) – an application founded by an ex-Ctrip staff. It’s to help people to share transportation, e.g. taxi anytime and anywhere;
Mati – an innovative travel service. You pick up the places to go, and the system can auto generate a travel schedule for you. The beauty is that, say the system “thinks” you need 2 hours to visit one place, but you actually only stay there for an hour, you can easily use the service to update the whole travel plan;
I would not say that most of these startups are superb as some competitors can already be found in the market, and from the technology point of view, some of the startups’ tech barrier is not high enough too. But I was totally impressed by the passion and confidence delivered by these startups on stage. It’s a nice debut for TiSiWi and we definitely need more like this.
In the closing speech by Pang, he sent its respect to Y Combinator which inspired him to set up TiSiWi. He also announced that there will be 2 seasons of accelerator program and 25 startups are expected to join each season.