SETsquared Bristol is pleased to announce that Kairo have won the ‘Best Elevator Pitch’’ at the 2017 Tech-Xpo event held at PwC offices in Glass Wharf.
The start-up was up against ten other SETsquared ventures and won following a digital voting competition among guests in the audience.
15 businesses from the city’s incubator exhibited at the event including AutonoMe, Limber, Nano Simbox and Zoetrope Labs.
11ventures were selected to pitch and get filmed in a fast paced session with only 60 seconds to entice interested delegates and win the ‘Best Elevator Pitch’ accolade.
Lisa Matthews, CEO at HellyHolly who have developed Kairo, walked off with the prize. Kairo is the first chat-based assistant for work and home. Kairo takes on all the juggling that goes on in modern families so you can spend more time enjoying life and less time organising it.
Lisa comments: “I am thrilled with this win especially in the company of so many fantastic ventures – it was a great competition!
“The SETsquared community and the wider Bristol startup ecosystem is a constant source of motivation and inspiration for us, and Tech-Xpo is a great demonstration of the thriving and supportive scene we’ve got here in Bristol. We’re excited for Kairo’s future as part of it.”
Commenting on the win by Kairo, Monika Radclyffe, SETsquared Bristol Director said:
”To win the people’s choice award at the Tech-Xpo is no small feat. It is surprisingly hard to explain what you do in exactly a minute, and all our ventures worked hard on mastering their pitch. Lisa, Kairo’s CEO, has won the audience using humour and real life parenting disaster scenarios which can be prevented with her technology.”
Tech-Xpo is being supported by VWV, Oracle and Barclays who provide support to tech start-ups across the city and recognise the importance of incubators such as SETsquared Bristol in developing the UK’s high tech industry.
Other companies participating at Tech-Xpo include AutonoMe, Bioinduction, Cerberus Security Labs, CLWB, Duel, FutuHR, Gapsquare, Limber, Lemonpeel Controls, LuJam Security, Music Memory Box by Studio Meineck, Nano Simbox, Test and Verification Solutions, TISCreport, TrustWeave, YellowDog and ZConnect.
As with 2016’s event, this year’s Tech-Xpo will be filmed with the resulting video launched on YouTube shortly afterwards.