Yesterday I saw 12 finalists competing for £40K of ICTomorrow at NESTA. I had ‘failed’ and wanted to learn what the potential winners had to offer.
When I introduced myself as an ‘eternal Start-Up’ to another of the very few ladies, she said “we should all be eternal start-ups.”
It was not very impressive to see existing companies and people who were seemingly commercially successful proposing incremental changes. No room for quantum leaps, paradigm shifts or genuine start-ups. One of the organisers said: the challenge was too prescriptive.
Quite right: a box ticking exercise. That’s how the TSB is ‘driving innovation’…
Is it worth making another effort and applying to the latest competition while George Osborne goes as far as mounting a legal challenge against the 11 European countries who want to introduce a Robin Hood Tax???
- NESTA Take Two (lisamarygibson.wordpress.com)
- Attention Start-ups: Big Corporations Want to Work With You (thepppeconomy.com)
- Wayra seeks 10 digital start-ups for Dublin incubator (siliconrepublic.com)