Caecus is one of only 6 companies to reach the final live event of the 2013 Rail Customer Experience Competition.
The live final will take place at 15 Hatfields in London on 17th September, 2013.
The first prize is £50,000 and there are 2 runner up prizes of £20,000, along with an opportunity to pitch to a room full of investors and potential partners. So fingers crossed, this could be the break we are looking for to get the investment we need to take Onsite to market.
Well we didn’t get the Gold, or the Silver but I think we can be proud of the Bronze medal we won at the Race For Apps final in London n Friday, especially as we only entered with a prototype system.
It was an interesting day at the Digital Shoreditch Festival and I met with a lot of cool and very creative people. I think I was probably the oldest person there (where did all the years go?)
Everyone thought the Onsite system was cool and I got to speak to a few people who might be able to help us move the project forward both in terms of finance and interest in using the system during the Olympics.
Next milestone will be in a few weeks when the RNIB want to run a usability trial to see if Onsite meets their usability criteria. Watch this space.
On Monday we were informed that Caecus had won the “Wildcard” entry in the “Race for Apps” competition sponsored by the Technology Strategy Board, Hackney Council and Southwark Digital.
We don’t yet know if we won the Bronze, Silver or Gold medal, but will find out at the awards ceremony in London on Friday this week.
Fingers crossed – we like Gold, but will are over the Moon at being chosen as a winner with our Onsite system.
More news shortly.
Just been notified that we are through to the finals of the “Race for Apps” competition sponsored by UKTi, Seedcamp and Destination Hackney.
And the prize we could win:
- A priceless opportunity to market to the world’s 1,000 top business people and 20,000 journalists coordinated by UKTI and EXPO centre Hackney House.
- Link you up with a network of angel investors, VCs and take part in pitch day.
- Exclusive access to local data sets
So it already looks like the New Year is going to be a little busy.
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Just had an interesting meeting with our electronics design company in Birmingham to discuss production of the test modules for the usability trials with RNIB and the design brief for the eventual production units.