13 may be a source of mixed, slightly negative feelings for some. But it certainly is not for the team of Bulgarian accelerator Eleven, and their newly selected – wait for it – 13 startups. This group of entrepreneurs completes the accelerator’s third class since its founding in April of last year. “We haven’t yet worked directly with the new teams… but this third batch was perhaps the strongest we’ve had so far,” Dilyan Dimitrov, co-founder of Eleven, told inventures.eu. He also added that the quality of both the projects and teams kept increasing all the time.
Eleven’s current programme will launch on 8 April, and will provide the startups with an initial investment of 25,000 euros in exchange for 8-10% of equity (more information on the accelerator’s offerings is available in our recent article). The 13 teams were selected from a list of 300+ applications from more than 20 countries.
The chosen ones
CaseTrek come from Serbia. Not too long ago, they realised that time management, document clutter, and automated billing are only a few of the problems that legal practitioners are faced with on a daily basis. They then came up with a tool that can prevent, or at least minimize, all of the above, thus improve practices in the field of case management. CaseTrek is targeted at small- and mid-sized law firms as well as independent legal consultants.
Bulgarian Clicko’s team comes from a background of engineering – with more than 10 years of it, too – and are developing a hardware that offers you a universal electronic lock. No more keys or key remotes – open doors with a click on your smartphone!
Divers’ meeting are also from Bulgaria. They believe divers lack a universal channel through which to communicate. There are forums, various marketing platforms, Facebook (of course), but to them, the latter doesn’t really to be the “cool” thing to use. That’s how they came up with the idea of a communications platform for desktop and mobile that allows divers to create plans, as well as rate and rank one another.
Fellow Bulgarians GymRealm are determined to solve two main problems in the world of fitness. Gym Realm’s Manager, on the one hand, helps gym owners manage their facilities, while GymRealm.com on the other, is mainly focused on connecting gym users and instructors.
Lionsharp’s team is from Armenia, the UK, and Italy. Their concept goes more or less along the lines of: Want to stop your ideas from flying all over the place, or even getting lost? The concept they are working on involves incorporating one’s voice and physical gestures in interactive brainstorming sessions.
Skiipi come from Croatia and aim to create new generation hardware that will allow people to use their smartphones while involved in extreme sports. As in – on the ski slope.
Kid-A-Mom are a Bulgarian team looking for a new way to introduce children to their favourite shows online.
Originating in Bulgaria and South Africa, NumberPicture ’s application has the goal of providing users with the means to visualise their data. The more unusual, the better.
Social Ninja are from Bulgaria and the UK. They target all those who work on social marketing, and are interested in a low-cost tool to manage their campaigns.
Wobeek come from Serbia and are an “online beekeeping community,” which aims to build a process management product for the beekeeper industry.
Croatian Zzzzapp are a startup team determined to develop an app that turns every Wi-Fi network into an interactive multimedia web experience.
Store to Door are also from Bulgaria. They are a team with a passion for fashion, and with the goal to create an online fashion broker platform. in fashion retail.
WonderSwamp from Bulgaria strive to make a change in how short videos are produced and distributed online.
The selection of startups by Eleven surely encompasses a wide scope of fields and concepts in the web sector. In terms of potential, they also seem to have made quite an impression. “We expect most of them to progress quickly, and to even release their products within two months from the beginning of the programme,” Dimitrov concluded.