In the last week of February, People On The Grid were very busy, at the Mobile World Congress and 4YFN convention. 4YFN is a platform for which start-up companies and projects can come and meet sponsors, other start-ups, and network and gain awareness. At the 4YFN convention, we learned about so many new and innovative start-up projects. In this week’s blog post we would like to give special mention to some of the one’s we found interesting at the Mobile World Congress.
With International Women’s Day media still circulating all over the web, and the whole concept of women in the workforce as a hot topic for discussion, we were not surprised to see a few start-ups that are looking into the gender gap in the business world. Take a look at Adalab. Adalab is a social startup that is focused on closing the digital gender gap. They hope to close the gender gap through a training and internship program for young and talented women. This startup wants to support unemployed women in becoming digital leaders and role models for other young women in the tech industry. Their programming offers a 3-month immersive training period and a 6-month long internship period. After the 9-months, students are given the opportunity to be a part of a company committed to diversity. Like International Women’s Day, Adalab wants to create a global community and network of people to support women in the tech industry. Like the 2017 IWD hashtag #BEBOLDFORCHANGE
Check Them Out : www.adalab.es
For all those mothers and fathers who are busy with work, kids, and daily tasks. There is a new startup that wants to help you get some “me-time” back and get organized with the carving of your children. Afterscool is a pioneering digital platform in Spain. The platform offers comprehensive services both for families and after-school activities providers. Here families can do all sorts of things from discovering, planning, and attending classes, camps, workshops. Afterscool is beneficial not only for the users but it also has benefit for businesses who will receive increased visibility and feedback from families and users.
Need something like this in your life? Visit: www.afterscool.com
If you are addicted to food like I am then Allthefoodies is a startup you would be interested in. They are a digital media channel that focused on discovering the new generation of gastronomical talent. Not only discovering this talent but also helping to build localized communities around the experience of cooking, sharing, and enjoying amazing food. Through producing and distributing high-quality original content across the spectrum of digital video services like live streaming, long-form videos, and all the other video like footage available on social media, Allthefoodies hopes to engage local community members through their preferred formats, times and devices. Through this method, they can deliver and attract hyper-segmented audiences to products and with brands.
Want to connect with other foodies like you? Check out: www.allthefoodies.com
With 360° videos and virtual reality taking over the digital world, it would be silly not to mention one startup that is helping everyday people produce good quality 360° videos to share with the world. Collect is the easiest way to edit + share 360° photos & videos on the go or from VR. To date 360 is the most interactive, immersive media, and it will only go up from here. It is growing so fast. But up until now, 360 videos were time-consuming and task extensive. Creators would have to bring their files to a computer and use very complicated software that doesn’t support 360 natively because the concept is so new. Collect increases the ease of producing and improving photos and videos to upload onto social media platforms in an easy way. Collect is building powerful yet simple tools in hopes of becoming the leading 360 user-generated content platform so that in the future 360 camera-phones are ubiquitous and anyone can make 360 videos without trouble.
Visit their website to learn more: http://collect.video
If you’re a small, medium or large business looking for a greater following and marking on social media Influencity is something to consider. They analyze the audience of million users on Social Networks and use the information to influencer marketing campaigns that are compelling and efficient. They use big data and machine learning technology which has helped them identify more than 4 million influence worldwide. They have then segmented their audience according to demographic data, interests, media value, engagement and much more. Customers can reach their target through the right influencers and can identify those influencers in seconds. Influencity can also measure in real-time KPIs.
Having trouble finding your audience? Click here: influencity.com/en/
If you are looking for an app that makes finding entertainment easier, then look into itcher. Itcher is an entertainment recommendations app that uses the power of its community to match like-minded users and generate results. The app provides accurate movie, TV show, book, music and game recommendations based on personal taste. With the user as the focus, itcher will generate a list of recommendations available at one click. What makes itcher unique is the idea of it being a “one-stop-shop“ for entertainment recommendations on any device.
If you’re looking for something to do and have run out of resources look into itcher: more info here: itcher.com/
Knowing you should do to the gym to work off that massive bowl of chocolate ice cream you just ate, but not wanting to get up off or lazy butt and do it? WeFitter is a free app that helps users find motivation and be more consistent with their physical activity. The app uses general motivation techniques to help get people motivated. Through collecting points, redeeming rewards, setting challenges, paying it forward, or improving social networks and interactions, WeFitter links users with brands and rewards to facilitate moments of triumph and success. With WeFitter Companies can motive people and employees through an exclusive incentives platform, which will also help reduce absenteeism and improve productivity. Fitness centers can create loyalty programs and recognize the commitment and increase revenues and engagement.
If you lack motivation or know someone who is, visit www.wefitter.com for more info
If you like this article and want to learn more about any of the start-ups mentioned, visit their websites. You can also check out more of the fantastic start-ups that attended the Mobile World Congress this year and pick out some more interesting ones! We would love to hear your thoughts on the ones mentioned above or other ones we might have missed. If you want to see the startups that attended 4YFN during Mobile World Congress click here. Catch you next week!
By: Emma Edwards