Northern StartUp Christmas Special

Event Info

Wed 16 Dec, 2009 from 6:00pm - 9:00pm
eOffice Manchester
1 Portland Street
Manchester, M1 3BE, UK (Map)
Cost: See website


Jon Bradford, the brains behind the Difference Engine, an improved version of Y-Combinator from Silicon Valley and Seedcamp from London will be launching his new initiative to the North West on the 16th. The Difference Engine is a full time 16 week acceleration programme which combines investment capital of £20,000 (for 8% of the business) with mentoring, support and office accommodation with various other services provided by partners. At the conclusion of the programme the businesses will be expected to be investor ready, and will have to present their businesses and products to a group of venture capitalists and angel investors at a demo day.

StartUp Pitching Up to 10 companies are encouraged to deliver 5 minute pitches to the audience made up of investors, tech entrepreneurs, deal makers and friends. The Q&A time for each pitch will be determined by number of pitches booked. There is no additional cost to pitch. If you are interested in pitching, please get in touch immediately.

Companies confirmed includes:

Little World Gifts - Virtual Gifts Little World Gifts is a boutique store full of festive curios and trinkets to surprise, delight and amuse during the festive season. The free Little World Gifts iPhone App lets you browse a range of gorgeous, handcrafted, 3D, interactive digital gifts, and send them to your friends. And of course, it wouldn’t be Christmas if you couldn’t play with your presents too.


Whamoosh! - Personalised greeting cards With Whamoosh! you’ll be able to instantly upload a friend’s or relative’s (or even your own) photo and embed that face into a variety of very funny or even flattering scenes.


edocr - Generating sales leads from your documents Once published on, documents can be distributed across 199 popular web applications from Facebook to Twitter and Linkedin. With the forthcoming lead capture, you now have a way to generate sales leads from your existing document inventory


OnePage - Realtime business cards OnePage is a service that helps you create, manage, exchange and store your business cards digitally. It also has a real-time aspect to it, which means activities on your social addresses, like Twitter, can be seen as they happen. It can be used as the ultimate personal web address where all your profiles on the web point to.


VisiDeck - Architectural Visualisation VisiDeck provides a cutting-edge, real-time 3D visualisation platform, tailored to the needs of the architecture profession. Early real-time simulation of construction projects, gives customers a competitive advantage by rapidly verifying designs, testing alternatives and preventing costly mistakes. In subsequent stages our high-quality presentations allow customers to outshine competitors, and win new business.


Konkura - Challenge everyone Konkura is the place where you can create or take part in any challenge imaginable, then compete against anyone and everyone


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