It was very quiet and delightfully thorough. The entrepreneurs were able to thoughtfully present and unveil their products. They were able to talk through what they developed, detail features, talk to you about their clients and pilot customer test cases. You could actually get a sense of the person presenting. No mention of fundraising details, quite different from other accelerator demo days.
Companies invited to the timeSpace program are strategically aligned and get to work with different divisions and product teams. The NYTimes was fair in their offering, they knew this was their first class, they kept it small and provided the companies work space, opportunity and resources. The timeSpace accelerator kept an open, flexible approach to learn as much as possible from this opportunity. So smart.
The three companies that presented are essentially about accessing information in a better way and getting people the relevant content they seek.
Delve specifically presents the best content people need to be an on-going expert in their specified field by providing a relevant, tailored enterprise newsletter based on many factors.
Seen, formerly known as Mahaya, leverages published social media feeds around an event and presents them in an extremely visual timeline. Their engine crunches through the data to show the highlights of the event. If a lot of content was posted at a certain point in time, all the published data is bundled for people to experience that moment.
Opbandit optimizes content to drive traffic to publishers’ sites, and thereby pushes the most interesting content to the end user to keep their engagement.
All different approaches, focuses and sources of data but all trying to make things more accessible, digestible and relevant to the reader.
Applications will open soon for the next timeSpace class. Visit their site for the next round.