So far, a total of 7 pitches have been publicly posted on Google+ hoping to secure the most +1s and my $10,000 investment. Here is a list:
Bread Crumbs – Chris Stone – use your phone and Bluetooth to find important lost items
A Space Apart – Chris Courtney – using existing social networks to allow people to connect in person
Steven Heidel – software to automatically change your writing style to suit the situation/circumstance
Huddle In – Adrian Gibbs – location-based social sharing
Ravel – Marlon Stevenson – verified resume/work information, easily shareable
Accessible Reality – Scott Smith – helping people access the ‘small print’ in the real world
Reddit Gamers – Jason Page – content aggregation for gamers, by gamers
I am quite impressed with the quality of ideas so far, but remain a little disappointed with the volume of +1s and overall attention the $10,000 competition has received. It is early days, the decision date is 15th August, so I still hope we can at least double the number of pitches and +1s from G+ users.
Thanks to everyone for their pitches, +1s, re-shares, re-tweets, etc.! I feel pretty confident having seen the voting so far that people will choose an exciting start-up for me!