Investment crowdfunding platform Crowdcube announced an accelerator program all the way back in 2012. Yes the Jurassic years of equity crowdfunding. Well the UK platform has just completed their live pitching event at the Royal Institution of Great Britain where 6 businesses presented their companies to an audience of over 100. This was all done in partnership with Capital Enterprise who is helping with the initiative.
Cgon is a business devoted to reducing emissions in fossil fuelled engines. Their hydrogen producing technology changes the way engines work to burn nearly all of the pollutants thereby reducing emissions by up to 80%. The system can be retro-fitted to old cars or be built into new ones and be used for petrol and diesel engines.
Renovagen has invented, developed and patented a transportable solar power plant ideal for remote locations or disaster and military scenarios. It offers an estimated 10x more power than existing solutions, is faster to deploy and more cost effective. And being solar, it reduces carbon emissions as well as noise and local pollution when compared to standard diesel generators.
Adiowings: As the digital generation start to consume more content on mobile devices like smartphones and tablets, the Audio-On-Demand market is increasing rapidly. This is fuelling the growth in premium headphones. Audiowings are capitalising on this, by developing an audio-focused platform, that combines great content from providers like Spotify, and distributes it directly to a premium pair of Smart headphones based on the users environment.
Soupologie is a fresh soup company that is creating ‘next generation’ soups. They are aiming to turn soup into a must-have part of a healthy balanced diet. Ranges are retailing in stores across the UK including Ocado, Whole Foods Market, Planet Organic, Dunnes Stores and Budgens. Trading since 2012, revenue for the previous year are £123,000 with predictions for this year totaling £473,000.
LendMeYourLiteracy is a safe, online, award-winning, educational platform that showcases children’s writing to a worldwide audience. They have created 13,000 published child authors within their worldwide community of teachers, parents and authors, generating excitement and raising literacy standards in schools. They have already achieved sales of £150k and have had visitors from 171 countries. LendMeYourLiteracy: Inspiring Children.
i-workout is a website for booking fitness classes at high end studios with one consolidated timetable and one payment account. i-workout enables you to choose from variety of great classes, without the need to search multiple websites. Studios benefit from the marketing and users booking through the platform.
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