This Week in Startups London Network

Here comes London: TWiST pitchers #4

Posted by on Jun 20, 2011 in Meetups, TWiST Shows, UK Representz | 0 comments

We have got an brilliant line-up for This Week in Startups #4. Six awesome startups picked from a greater number that submitted a video interview though the cloud video interviewing platform OVIA.

The three organisers Steve Schofield, Dimitar Stanimiroff and Colin Hayhurst had a hard time picking the final six and are sorry to disappoint those other applicants.

We’ve sold out on tickets so this should a cracking event of pitching and networking. If you have not got a ticket , you can always follow the event on Twitter at #twistldn and then watch the live TWiST show here. The audience on the night will pick the top three pitches and those will pitch again live to Jason Calacanis.

Here are the companies in alphabetical order:


A fun way to discover and create events with your mobile phone






A meet-up management phone app that helps you see the important people in your world more easily, more often, for more fun!





The first all-in-one system to Sort, Store and Share your files, pictures, music & videos






Everyone has the right to communication – MyChoicePad is an educational Makaton iPad app that enables people to communicate. Be heard. Be cool. Be you.

Sh! Coming soon… Earn rewards for loving the things you like.






App Discovery through video





We can’t wait to hear these startups pitch. Last time those companies put through to the live show, bowled Jason over. One of them, Tripbod, even got nominated for the TWISTEE awards last week, as one of the five best pitches of the whole of the year. Also all the companies got invited to the first Launch event in San Francisco.

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A look back @TWiSTldn #2 – Teamly

Posted by on Jun 12, 2011 in Meetups, TWiST Shows, UK Representz | 0 comments

Last August, at the second TWiST london meetup, Scott Allison gave a brilliant pitch of his startup Teamly. On other nights he may well have won but was unlucky enough to be on the same night as Sally Broom of Tripbod, who squeezed him into second spot.

Scott gave us an insight into the challenge of everyday businesses where it’s important to track, monitor and manage the everyday tasks of our staff. Teamly is a cloud based application that helps you get that done in a way that is visible and open. Since Scott has built up and run a successful business, abica in the past, you can sure that he has built his new venture based on real experience.

What’s great about Teamly is the simplicity with which you can organise and prioritise your tasks. As the name suggests it’s designed to make this effective for teams and in particular small businesses.

Since then Scott has worked relentlessly to build the user base and profile of his company. Indeed showing true commitment he moved from his beloved Scotland to be based in the startup scene in London. Teamly currently has over 6,000 users of the service and just recently exited from Beta status.

Teamly has had a lot of press coverage demonstrating Scott’s proactive character and the interest in Teamly. Earlier this year Teamly got selected to be part of the UK Web Mission to San Francisco and “South by South West in Texas: He writes about that here with some great tips should you be thinking of going yourself. But since he has written about his journey in detail you are are better reading about it from the horses mouth.

Teamly are currently in the process of raising a seed round and have committed investors, so if you are an investor now is the time to get in!

Here’s a look back at Scott’s pitch during TWiSTldn #2

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