A Further Two Pitch-preneurs Are Announced
Sponsored by Sun Startup Essentials, Darwinian Business - Survival of The Fittest, will see ten entrepreneurs pitch to a panel of investors and industry executives. With the event day fast approaching BOOK tickets and check out the most recent additions to the line-up:
Pitch-preneur 5: Little World Gifts
Co-founders: Katie Lips and Paul Stringer
Digital Gifts. Redefined
What is Little World Gifts?
Little World Gifts delivers gorgeous Digital Gifts on iPhone. Everywhere. It is an international chain of designer gift stores selling high quality 3D digital gifts, toys, souvenirs and collectables on iPhone and on the web. Think you know virtual gifts? Think again: our gifts are sustainable, 3D, interactive, and location and context sensitive; we're redefining Digital Gifts and we're starting with gifts on iPhone.
"It’s an iPhone app, it’s a gift store, it’s a gorgeous present from a friend, it’s a special message from a loved one. It’s a viral marketing platform, it’s a way to reach new new audiences and customers, it’s a way for your brand to be on iPhone in one of 2010’s most popular applications."
Going Global. Thinking Local.
We believe in the power of local: souvenirs, trinkets, mementos and hard to find objects brought from afar. Little World Gifts is a series of local stores around the world. No two stores sell the same gifts, ensuring wherever you are in the world you’ll find a rare gift to send a friend.
Little World Gifts is ethically aware and active, donating a percentage of profits to sustainability initiatives making our world a better place. Little World Gifts impacts locally for global benefit.
Where we're at
The experienced Little World Gifts team is in startup mode; developing revenue earning content partnerships prelaunch. The company has received seed funding from Northwest Vision and Media and is seeking further funding for launch +12 months.
Pitch-preneur 6: Fits me Virtual Fitting Room
CEO: Heikki Hadre
Fits.me is the Virtual Fitting Room for online clothing retailers
Selling clothes online is a $29 bn industry, expected to grow to $120 bn in 5 yrs. But it has a major problem: people cannot try clothes before they buy.
Fits.me provides the online clothing retailers a virtual fitting room, based on biorobotics technology. After the customer has entered their body measurements, they can see the fit of a clothing item – like in the real-life fitting room. We can show the fit of different sized garments with real-life photos and a 360-degree video.
For online clothing retailers, it increases sales, reduces cost associated with returns, and results in higher profits.
For consumers, it makes shopping for clothes easier, solving the single most important problem in the online clothing retail business today.
The scientific research required to create the virtual fitting room is made by three research facilities in Germany and Estonia. The company is led by Heikki Haldre, a seasoned internet entrepreneur. The development is led by Maarja Kruusmaa, PhD, heading the Center of Biorobotics at Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia. The company has recently raised €1.3 million and is looking for advisory partners with online clothing retail background.
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