Excitedly announcing the first Ideas.fund Cohort!

Today is a truly, truly exciting day for the fast growing Welsh Tech scene indeed!

We’re officially announcing the finalists for our very own http://ideas.fund! We’ve chosen seven inspiring applicants out of a fantastic eighty plus submissions, each to be awarded between £5,000 and £10,000 of funding towards their promising tech idea or business.

They’ll also get free desk space for the entire two month programme at one of Wales’ coolest co-working spaces (their choice), as well as some world-class mentoring in tech and business from some absolute legends from the business world.

Anyway, without further ado, here are the seven best and brightest tech ideas in Wales right now cue drumroll...

Go2GP

Go2GP gives the full experience you’d get from a GP visit, all from your smartphone. From diagnosis to having your prescription medication delivered straight to home or work, you can avoid the lengthy process of visiting a doctor’s surgery.

The Booking Factory

Move over Booking.com, this app wants to be shopify for hotel management and bookings. Founded by a frustrated hotelier with a CS degree, The Booking Factory helps build, host and manage hotel websites, while also taking care of the digital marketing side of things in one ticket. So you can take a holiday from the stress of managing your hotel.

RateSwitch

Rate Switch is a mortgage comparison website with a twist, - you're nearly guaranteed an accepted reduction. Founded by some savvy young mortgage advisers, the service has a novel (and pretty clever) way of accessing the marketplace to discover deals. One to watch as the marketplace for this is immense.

Cut A Deal

Cut A Deal is looking to disrupt the £62bn UK building materials industry with a neat proposition. It lets merchants promote and advertise their products online in real time. The platform connects firms, tradespeople and individuals seeking building supplies with products already being sold by building merchants, organising, optimising and discounting along the way.

Seekrs

Seekrs believes that personal referrals are the most effective recruitment tool. This is a savvy and disruptive crowd recruitment platform that helps employers find and hire talent through its community network.
With a few hundred global customers already interested in the service, the niche and lucrative markets that they plan to enter are the most attractive part of this proposition.

TAXO’D

Who loves doing their self assessment? No one! That's why TAXO’D was created. It's an accounting tool designed specifically for the self-employed. It records business transactions, calculates real-time profit and loss and shows exactly how much tax is owed. It gives users a jargon-free guide to building their tax profile, so when it’s time to file their return, all they need to do is tap a button in the app.

DooPoll

If you know a burning question needs answering, Doopoll aims to end the lack of democracy in group decision making. The app allows groups to create totally anonymous polls, so they can voice their opinions without fear of judgement.

All the finalists’ hard work will lead up to a pitch at Google Campus in London, so watch this space and stay tuned for updates on their progress - we wish them the very best of luck.

We’re absolutely chuffed to be part of these candidates bright futures, to support them through their journeys, and to help build a blossoming tech scene in Wales!