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Lingvist – learn a language in 200 hours

Startup NameLingvist – learn a language in 200 hours
What problem are you solving?Existing language learning platforms don\’t always adapt to each user. Also, very few of them get you to the same level of fluency as Lingvist.
What is your solution?Lingvist helps people learn languages more quickly than any other method. We use an adaptive algorithm to make the process more effective for each individual – ensuring that anyone can learn a new language.
Target Marketbloggers, journalists, early adopters, tech media, teachers, learning enthusiasts, tech enthusiasts, language learners
How will you make money?Subscriptions/Advertisement
Tell us about the market & founders, why is this a great opportunity?Mait Muntel is the CEO and co-founder of Lingvist. He created the product out of a personal need – while working as part of the Higgs Boson team at CERN, he found that existing language learning tools didn\’t meet his requirements, and so he set out to create his own. Using mathematical formulas and algorithms he developed at CERN, he build out the Prototype of Lingvist and subsequently launched it. Ott Jalakas is the COO and co-founder of Lingvist. A friend of Mait\’s, he was formerly a banker and trader with Swedbank in Sweden, the Ukraine and other markets before starting to work on Lingvist full time in 2014. Our CTO, Tanel Hir is a former Skype engineer.
Founders NamesEamonn Carey
Founders EmailNA
What type of funding has the company received?Bootstrap
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Websitewww.lingvist.io
Twitter Handle@thelingvist
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@FoodFinderIO

Startup NameFood Finder
What problem are you solving?Helping foodies find and share amazing restaurants
What is your solution?Incredible user experience and amazing restaurants curated through an online community
Target MarketFood
How will you make money?Advertising / subscription / sponsorship
Tell us about the market & founders, why is this a great opportunity?VC, Physicist and weekend Entrepreneur – I started food finder for my friends and I to share restaurant recommendations. Since then the site has grown to include hundreds of amazing restaurants. I\’m now working on the user experience and growing the foodie community.
Founders NamesJoe Fenton
Founders EmailNA
Websitehttp://www.foodfinder.io
What type of funding has the company received?Bootstrap
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Twitter Handle@FoodFinderIO

@viawear

Startup NameViawear
What problem are you solving?We are constantly distracted by mobile notifications, and need a
contextual filter to determine what’s worth our immediate attention.
We have also been deceived that wearables can’t also be something we
truly desire to wear all day, every day.
What is your solution?Viawear’s inaugural bracelet line, Tyia, is a trustworthy personal
assistant enabling you to filter the noise and live without
distraction. The Tyia app lets you filter notifications by contact,
calendar, app, or even keywords and let you prioritize alerts with
vibration strengths, patterns and colors. Tyia also doubles as an
activity tracker, and integrates with Internet of Things applications
such as retail Beacons.
Target MarketFashion influencers, mom-tech bloggers, wearables/hardware enthusiasts, mobile/social messaging addicts.
How will you make money?Subscriptions/Advertisement.
Tell us about the market & founders, why is this a great opportunity?One day in 2012, Tyia, a therapist, put her phone in her purse on silent only to find that she had missed a barrage of calls and texts from the new nanny letting her know that her 5 year old son had just broken his arm.Tyia’s husband, Ben, knew the technology was available to create a bracelet that would alert her to incoming calls and messages. But, he also knew the bracelet would have to be beautiful and useful enough for his wife to wear every day.

Through a mutual friend in the jewelry business, Ben was introduced to Walter Chefitz, an award-winning jewelry designer who had recently been a design director for jewelry legend David Yurman and even more recently won Swarovski’s JCK’s Rock Star Reality Show competition. Together, Ben and Walter attracted a multi-talented team, including a hardware manufacturing guru and a mobile app innovator. After developing and testing multiple prototypes, they have created a unique bracelet that is distinguished from all others by its elegant beauty and useful notification filtering app.

It was Tyia who inspired the creation of the bracelet, and the bracelet now carries her name. Tyia is designed to protect you from the noise and to make things easier, richer, more beautiful and more focused. Enjoy the moment.

Founders NamesBen Isaacson
Founders EmailNA
Websitehttp://www.viawear.com/
What type of funding has the company received?Bootstrap
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Twitter Handle@viawear

juntooapp

Startup NameJuntoo
What problem are you solving?Web professionals lose money by handling project feedback in the email inbox
What is your solution?Juntoo lets web pros save time & money by letting them collect feedback from clients and project stakeholders directly on live web pages instead of through endless email loops and annotated PDFs.
Target MarketWeb designers, web developers, project leaders
How will you make money?We will have a freemium
Tell us about the market & founders, why is this a great opportunity?We\’re targeting web agencies and outsourced developers. We\’ve run our own agency and had this problem ourselves.
Founders NamesErik Larsson
Founders Emailerik@juntoo.co
Websitehttps://juntoo.co
What type of funding has the company received?Angel
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Twitter Handlejuntooapp