Having worked in the fintech space prior to founding enthuse.me, I’m always interest in innovative consumer fintech propositions. WeSwap harnesses the concept of peer to peer with travel money, allowing you to buy and sell foreign currencies directly with other users. This approach cuts out the middleman therefore leading to lower fees and better value for money.
I find clothes shopping incredibly boring, but I like to put a little bit of effort into what I wear. My friends make fun of me for always wearing green trousers… I also have blue, though!
Thread sends me an e-mail from my assigned personal stylist every week with outfits I might like, and they learn my preferences the more I use it, so these days I’m buying one or two things every few weeks. I haven’t been to a clothes shop in months! Anything I like from the e-mail, I click ‘Try on’ and without any other input from me (or any cost for the delivery), it turns up at the enthuse.me office a few days later. I try the stuff, and if i like it I keep it and I’m charged a couple of weeks later; if I don’t like it, or it doesn’t fit, I send it back for free.
The best thing about it all though is that I can e-mail my stylist and they get back to me really quickly with exactly what I’d asked for. I said “I’m running out of T-shirts and I tend to wear plain, bold styles with my colourful trousers” - 2 hours later I have 5 suggestions in my inbox, all plain, bold styles. Ideal.”
Toby, Head of Product
Makeshift are a studio who output lots of interesting little products aimed at helping ‘makers’ do what they do best. These include Attending.io, a lightweight RSVP system; HireMyFriend, a new take on job-seeking and HelpMeWrite, which helps you decide what to write about before you even begin based on feedback. It’s exciting whenever they push out something new.
Lewis, Front-end Developer
A reference tool allowing people to explore the history of anything, through beautiful interactive timelines. #watchthisspace
Dennis Schipper - Web Designer
Pusher is a service that enables realtime communication through different platforms and languages, using a ridiculously simple API. I like it because it helps push the web forward, and make it a first-class platform along with some mobile platforms.
Unai, Code Lord
Playmob is the first in the market for raising funds for charities using mobile and game engine technology, using in-app sales. In numbers:
- 1m in first round funding.
- $66K raised so far.
- 100% a great idea.
Brendan - Developer & Evangelist
Healthcare is going digital and HowAreYou are at the forefront.
Check out the demo and you’ll wonder how we’ve put up with such bad user experience in the past. Not only is HowAreYou beautiful, but it has the engineering behind the scenes to back it up. The engineering team (led by Gerhard Lazu) are pushing Ruby-based web apps to the limit, and sharing their discoveries with the rest of the community.
Matthew - Rudyist
The beards. The beer. The near-legendary night. If it’s Friday evening, you’ll find me at Silicon Drinkabout drinking too much Minimum Viable Pale Ale and calling it ‘letting off steam’. The original and the best Old St Roundabout startup social, it tours the pubs and tech spaces of east London. It’s free, almost always brilliant, and can now be found in London, Manchester, Copenhagen and Amsterdam. Not been? Go. First beer’s on enthuse.me.
Olly, Marketing Manager
WireWax lets users create clickable videos by enabling tagging people and objects within the video. As you can imagine the potential of this app is tremendous! It revolutionizes the way video can be used, not only by companies but also individuals, as it allows interactive content and information to be shared. Music bands, fashion companies, football clubs, organisations from the publishing & entertainment industry, galleries, professors, students, families, friends… anyone really!
And as the saying goes: If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video is worth a million :)
So… have a look at the videos to find out for yourselves here.
P.S. Check out the BBC Interactive trailer. How awesome is that?!
Tania - Marketing & PR