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PepsiCo Selects Ten of Europe’s Most Promising Technology Start-ups

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PepsiCo Selects Ten of Europe’s Most Promising Technology Start-ups

PepsiCo Selects Ten of Europe’s Most Promising Technology Start-ups
October 07
15:03 2011

PepsiCo has selected the ten start-up companies from across Europe that will make up PepsiCo10 – a programme designed to discover and support emerging technology companies. Chosen from submissions of more than 130 impressive and innovative technologies, the 10 winners will now work with some of PepsiCo’s leading brands in the UK, including Walkers and Pepsi, to activate pilot marketing programmes, whilst receiving the support and mentorship of Highland Capital Partners, OMD, Mashable and Wired.

 

The selected PepsiCo10 start-ups in Europe include a wide range of social commerce and mobile technologies. They are:

* SDMV (Slingshot Shopping) (UK): is the work of two recent university graduates who have created a programme set to revolutionise digital commerce by allowing consumers to instantly place products in their existing online shopping baskets from any website, Facebook page or mobile device, at just the tap of a mouse.

* Shahmoon Ltd (UK): uses 46″ HD video posters to bring big-screen advertising to small scale stores, enabling businesses to interact with passers-by, feed live information or ‘tweet’ direct to the street.

* TvTak Ltd (France): is a mobile app, which lets users access additional content about a TV show or commercial they’re watching by pointing their smartphone or tablet at the TV for one second.

* SoDash Ltd (UK): is a social media monitoring tool which uses Artificial Intelligence to help companies manage their brand reputations, whilst also monitoring consumer insight and responses to their brand activity.

* Sports Team Space (Bluefields) (UK): is a social network helping hundreds of amateur football clubs across the country easily manage their leagues, teams and subsidies online.

* ParcelPoke (ParcelGenie) (UK): is the world’s first instant gift text messaging service that makes sending real products to friends and family as simple as sending a text message.

* ChartsNow.mobi Limited (UK): is an innovative and unique mobile music service that offers consumers instant access to the most current, hit chart music 24/7 on the majority of music enabled mobile phones.

* Screenreach Interactive limited (Screach) (UK): offers a unique platform that allows consumers to use the smart phone as a device to create real-time two way interactive experiences with public digi-screens or the mobile device itself. For instance, using mobile phones as a controller to play a game.

* Roamler BV (Netherlands):  uses a network of consumers as a mobile “workforce,” enabling them to earn rewards by performing small tasks on behalf of corporations, organisations and individuals.

* Waxwired Ltd (Flypost) (UK): is a location based smart phone game that lets users discover and interact in real-time with live events happening in their city.

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