I'm excited to announce the first class of companies accepted to the Virgin Media Accelerator, powered by Techstars, in London. Companies from 71 countries around the world applied to come to London for the summer to be a part of this inaugural class to work side by side with world class mentors from Virgin Media and the Techstars London startup community. The companies selected originate from seven countries including four from the UK.
When we launched the Virgin Media Accelerator, we set out to find companies that complemented not only Virgin Media's business, but its brand as well. We worked to find and recruit companies who had technologies, businesses, and founders that are a good fit for Virgin Media and who had the potential to become world changing companies for their industries.
We're excited about the potential these companies and founders have to become industry leaders. By leveraging the expertise, mentorship and resources that Virgin Media and Techstars have to offer, we are anticipating big things to come!
The ten companies in the first class of the Virgin Media Accelerator, powered by Techstars, are:
Ecoisme | ecois.me
Ecoisme is an IoT device that can detect the unique electrical signature of your home's appliances and electrical devices allowing you to monitor energy usage on a device by device level which lets homeowners and businesses conserve energy and cut costs.
From Poland | @ecoisme
GoalShouter | www.goalshouter.com
GoalShouter allows supporters of non-professional football clubs (and other sports teams) to record and report stats during every match which provides fans who are not at the match to follow along in real-time, creating a tighter connection between the club and it's supporters.
From Italy | @GoalShouterITA
KonnectAgain | www.konnectagain.com
KonnectAgain is a corporate alumni network for companies to keep engaged and up to date with their ex-employees. KonnectAgain helps create active groups of alumni which allow the company to share news, recruit, and foster community among their former employees.
From Ireland | @KonnectAgain
Synervoz | www.synervoz.com
Synervoz develops always-on voice communications software. Its flagship app, TurnMeUp, uses voice activity detection to automatically adjust volumes when somebody speaks, allowing people to listen to music and talk at the same time while wearing headphones.
From Toronto, CA | @turnmeupapp
Rally Networks | http://ift.tt/1P1iiXu
Rally is a rapid device charging network that helps developers and enterprises drive mobile app downloads and high-value ad engagements. Customers at retail locations can charge their phone for free after downloading an app or engaging with an interactive ad.
From Los Angeles, CA | @rally_networks
Repairly | www.repairly.co.uk
Repairly connects people with local engineers to fix their electrical devices on-demand. Customers are assured the lowest price from the highest quality providers with quick turnaround.
From UK | @repairly
Sponsokit | www.sponsokit.com
Sponsokit matches sponsors and brands with YouTubers to produce custom videos that place the right products in front of the right consumers. It's the easiest way for brands to find the right YouTuber for whatever campaign they're planning.
From Germany | @sponsokit
Stepsize | stepsize.com
Stepsize's desktop app and website helps programmers to find, reuse, and collaborate on code snippets so that they can be more productive. Stepsize's mission is to make software development more accessible, efficient and powerful.
From UK | @StepsizeHQ
TelToo | www.teltoo.com
TelToo saves video content publishers up to 80% on bandwidth costs by creating a seamless P2P CDN for video distribution. There's no software for users to download or plugins to install. Just watch the video. TelToo does the rest.
From Spain | @teltoo_cdn
Wizdish | www.wizdish.com
The WizDish ROVR is an omni-directional Virtual Reality treadmill that allows you to navigate VR worlds simply by walking. By allowing users to move around using a real world walking motion ROVR creates a much more engaging experience than using game console style controllers to navigate in Virtual Reality.
From UK | @wizdish
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