On the 27th June 2018, Vodafone xone held an exclusive event where we celebrated the success of past cohorts of the xone Accelerator Programme, and officially welcomed in the new class of 2018.
Our 2016 and 2017 start-up companies have achieved amazing things, including roughly $17 million in new investment, over 70 FTE jobs created, around $13 million in revenue and six partnerships and trials with Vodafone.
This year we are continuing to support emerging companies that are innovating in quickly evolving areas such as Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Internet of Things, Social Platforms, Education, Cyber Security, Customer Insights, Health Tech, and Smart Systems.
In our third year of operation, we are thrilled to work with these 9 founders, some of whom have built and sold successful companies, while others are first-time founders. They are working in a diverse range of industries with products spanning wearable health tech and AI-powered chatbots to beer and music.
LittleBot by Aware Group is an AI-based live transcription knowledge management and customer analysis solution for call centres.
LittleBot empowers agents to provide faster and more reliable information to customers; while on live calls. By also recognizing sentiment within the call – LittleBot can help sales teams to not only pinpoint sale opportunities but also optimise conversions for promotions and upsells.
Check them out at awaregroup.com
kin2kin is a highly-engaging social platform designed specifically for families. The app focuses on kids 3 to 13, their parents and grandparents, ultimately resolving the pain point of connecting generations.
Family members are able to share photos in an exclusive and secure group without interruptions from ads or fear of personal data being sold. kin2kin allows families to send e-gifts and order photo prints direct from the app.
Check them out at kin2kin.com
Melodics is an interactive music lesson software app that adapts to your abilities and musical tastes, helping you get better at playing keyboards, pad controllers, and drums.
They will be releasing a mobile-friendly version soon with technology focusing on the power of voice.
Check them out at melodics.com
Romer provides an interactive digital advertising solution where businesses can upload and promote their specific “must-try’ experience, following the native flow of the mobile application.
Romer matches influencer curated experiences with locals and tourists keen to explore new experiences in New Zealand, Australia and Singapore.
Check them out at appromer.com
Sandfly Security uses small investigation modules (sandflies) designed to do an expert analysis on linux hosts and indicate when it has been compromised.
This solution is low impact, lightweight and requires no software to be loaded on the endpoints. The sandflies perform investigations and then disappear leaving no trace.
Check them out at sandflysecurity.com
Surveybot provides a customised and rapidly deployable chatbot service within Facebook channels.
Surveybot enables anyone to survey their audience over the web with focuses on capturing feedback, insights and engaging people at that touchpoint. This beta stage product is built using simple language integration to communicate and record responses.
Check them out at surveybot.io
Ambit has built an AI-powered conversational platform as a service whose underlying technology enables enterprises to build intelligent chatbot solutions.
Using a blend of their own NLP and AI technology, Ambit builds engaging chatbots for both employees and customers. Customers are guided through a user-centred design process establishing their most valuable problems to solve and in turn build a conversational UX solution.
Check them out at ambitai.com
Uri-Go is a slim, discreet and lightweight wearable device that removes the guesswork and anxiety associated with not being able to detect bladder fullness. Uri-Go gives users the certainty of knowing when to go.
Millions of people worldwide are unable to sense the fullness of their bladder, or control the voiding process. Beyond the personal anxiety this causes, there are also significant social, financial and medical consequences.
Check them out at urigo.nz
Trickle is a two-part bar management system utilising smart connected taps to track beer pouring.
This data is then monitored through Trickle’s platform – enabling Bar Managers to keep up with stock levels, wastage and track the popularity of different beers.
Check them out at trkl.co