The startup finalists for the SmartCamp Dublin Kickstart event have been announced! These five innovative finalists below will go head-to-head on October 25th, who is your favorite?
Von Bismark is a software company which has developed a number of Kinect-based, gesture-based interfaces. These interfaces allow interaction by users from meters away and include features that let them digitally try on clothes or flick through 3D objects such as laptops, sized accurately to scale. Information can be brought forward on these products as well as QR codes, bringing the user directly to a POS. Von Bismark’s interfaces also mine data such as user preferences, footfall, user demographics, gender, and location. These platforms can help drive social media campaigns by giving users the option to post photos, on Facebook or Pinterest, taken by the interface.
OptIwiFi delivers next-gen Wi-Fi monitoring and self-optimisation to Wi-Fi providers, Mobile Network Operators and Wi-Fi equipment manufacturers. Wi-Fi providers experience poor visibility of true performance on Wi-Fi; Wi-Fi is currently unmanageable due to unpredictable performance on this unlicensed/uncontrolled medium. When users access Wi-Fi in congested locations they experience poor QoS resulting in customer churn. OptIwiFi increases Wi-Fi QoS by making performance predictable, enabling QoS management.
Clear Returns Product returns from the online channel is a £9.2 billion problem in the UK. The cost of returns comprises delivery, handling, discounting and wasted stock and the intangible cost of a poor customer experience. Over a quarter of the problem is caused by dishonest shopper behaviour. Clear Returns Intelligence software significantly improves performance. By predicting returns at the point of sale, Clear Returns enables retailers to actively intervene, to the benefit of the retailer and the customer. Their value proposition is a 5% reduction in returns for a small UK retailer will improve profits by £1million per annum.
Esave Corporation designs and develops the world’s greatest Power Management Technologies that reduce costs, save energy, and reduce carbon emissions. Esave is reinventing energy efficiency with its revolutionary Smarter Energy Analytics and Smarter Electronic Power Quality and Energy Efficiency technologies which define the future of power management.
Foxframe is the world’s first cloud based, fully automated video ad creation platform with integrated real-time access to millions of stunning videos, images and music track, publishing and distribution tools. Video advertising is the world’s fastest-growing online advertising format. 10 Billion Video ads were viewed online in the US in May 2012. Unlike TV which has a finite linear time slot for ads, (making it inefficient and expensive for small and medium business), Internet sites and video can be targeted locally for local business based on interest, profile or location.