Achievements and Success 2016-present
GripBeats® was selected as 1 of the 100 participants in the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation 2018 Elevator Pitch. Although we didn't win, the pitch was a thrilling experience (literally) and the networking was useful.
Our exact pitch can be found here: HKSTP Elevator Pitch.
UK / Hong Kong / USA
GripBeats® continues to win numerous competitions in Europe, Asia and the US with increasingly better prototypes and pitches. Some of the competitions include the following examples:
The King's20 Investors Demo Day
On Thursday 6th July 2017, GripBeats® performed in the King's20 Investors Demo Day where David Wexler, the CEO, pitched for £150,000 investment towards continued R&D, operations, and PR to bring the GripBeats product to market. Both David Wexler and the CTO, Harvey Grant, offered demonstrations and questions and answers at their stall following the pitch. While we did not raise investment on the day, we collated a list of those investors which came to us looking forward to seeing our final MVP demo prototype.
July - 2017
Soyoye Prize for Technology Innovation
On Thursday 2nd March 2017, GripBeats® competed in the Soyoye Technology Innovation Competition along with 4 of the other best ventures in the King's20 Program and was awarded £13,000 (US$16.6K) towards their product and business' development! Congratulations!
March - 2017
For the written article, please go here: SmartGlovesScholarship
For the exclusive KCL Music Department article, please go here: KCLMusicArticle
And here on Tech.London
Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation
We've successfully been sponsored a visit to Hong Kong and Shenzhen, China, as part of the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation's Soft-Landing Program for Technology and Innovation Collaboration in April 2017.
March - 2017
For more information on the HKSTP, please go here: HKSTPSoftLandingProgram
Stefan Allesch-Taylor Scholarship
We were fortunate to get through to the finals of the Allesch Taylor Scholarship Competition and even more so to win the funding needed for the next stages of our GripBeats' development! £2000 (US$2.5K).
December - 2016
For the full article, please go here: SmartGlovesScholarship
Prof. Stefan Allesch-Taylor (left), David Wexler (centre), Prof. Edward Byrne (right).
KCLVA (King's College London Venture Accelerator) 2016/17
GripBeats® was accepted into the King's20 Cohort for 2016/17 as 1 of the 20 top teams for entrepreneurship and product development from the whole of King's College London. With office space at the BBC's former headquarters in Central London, Bush House, funding and network opportunities and consulting from business professionals, GripBeats thrived in its first accelerator. Other teams consisted of businesses ranging from just creative stage, to the majority of teams that were already operating and selling their products online. Between October 2016 to March 2017, GripBeats® accelerated to a position from conceptualisation to research and development which was unmatched by any other team on the accelerator.
February - 2017
For more information on the King's20 program, please go here: King's20Accelerator
"GripBeats was only...
...a dream concept this time last year (2015). We're moving incredibly fast and we can only keep going. I am so grateful for such an incredible and passionate team."
David Wexler - Feb 2017