The 7 Startups From Flat6Labs’ 2nd Cycle
Flat6Labs recently celebrated the graduation of its second cycle with 7 startups demoing their projects in front of an audience of entrepreneurs and investors.
During the event, CEO Ramez Mohamed announced that Flat6Labs is partnering with Wamda, and that it has joined the Global Accelerator Network, which will provide Flat6Labs companies networking opportunities, training and other special privileges.
So without further ado, here are the 7 graduating startups:
GyroLabs merges the web with traditional TV viewing using different applications. The company has developed a mobile app that provides viewers with information on TV shows, in addition to social sharing features to create a more interactive viewing experience. The application also allows broadcasters to collect data and fine tune their offering accordingly. GyroLabs is currently working on developing applications for smart TV sets that will enable viewer to access video content from YouTube or play games on the Internet.
Eshtery is a mobile e-shopping application that utilizes QR codes to purchase and get the goods delivered directly to the buyer. The company is currently designing banners that look like regular supermarket shelves containing images and accompanying codes which will be displayed in restaurants, universities, and close to companies and shops. The application has had an overwhelming reception in the Egypt App Store 4 days after it launched.
Asknative provides information that helps travelers learn about the culture of the country they are visiting. The app also supplies users with information on the latest offers and discounts available to help them save money. Additionally, users can also communicate with local residents and get a feel of their potential destination before they decide to travel.
2ogra was conceived as a way to allow people to book cabs using the internet. The idea was the 1st runner-up of the Ideathon competition at the ArabNet Cairo Conference 2011. Using 2ogra, customers can request a taxi and the app will locate and contact the nearest one available. Additionally, clients can rate drivers using the application.
Yadget is a location based social network. The service enables users to share information, or ‘yadgets’ about objects and locations using tags to reference them. Yadget uses symbols similar to those used in the Facebook and Twitter for tagging. The symbol "$" for example refers to objects while "!" refers to places.
Crowdsway is a social network for anyone interested in video content where creators and people looking for talent can communicate, work together and exchange video content for a return. Crowdsway organizes and markets talents to SMEs through competitions by asking aspiring film makers to create clever marketing videos for these companies, be it a jingle, a commercial or any random creative idea that markets the said company or product.
Nafham is an e-learning platform that offers educational material accredited by the Egyptian Ministry. Nafham offers 10 to 15 minutes videos that explain material that is taught in the classroom. The site organizes content similar to schools by grades, or by subject or topic. Content is compiled from the Internet in general using several learning initiatives from non-profit projects that have emerged in recent years. The videos are then reviewed by specialists to ensure quality and validity before being presented.