The challenge in searching for the Next Big Thing is that so many entrepreneurs are hard at it in Widget World – creating the business of the future. How do you grade them, rate their prospects and see clear water between them?
That task has recently fallen to Chinwag, the digital commentators, who are leading a UK government trade mission – Digital Mission – to take Brit firms to big US events for a spot of exposure. No doubt, with some limelight, passes to Web 2.0 Expo and some air tickets involved, Chinwag had a big field to whittle down.
Those going to the Big Apple with Digital Mission in Sept – and therefore worth a sniff as candidates for Next Big Thing… (Digital Mission has 40 places for Austin, Texas in Mar 09 next up…)
B View – http://www.bview.co.uk
Harvest Digital – http://www.harvestdigital.com
Head London – http://www.headlondon.com
Headshift – http://www.headshift.com
Huddle – http://www.huddle.net
idiomag – http://www.idiomag.com
KMP Interactive Marketing and Technology – http://www.kmp.co.uk
Market Sentinel – http://www.marketsentinel.com
Mippin – http://www.mippin.com
Littleloud – http://www.littleloud.com
QuickTV – http://www.quick.tv
Slicethepie – http://www.slicethepie.com
Smarkets – http://smarkets.com/
Sweemo – http://www.sweemo.com/
Tactile CRM – http://www.tactilecrm.com/
Tempero – http://www.tempero.co.uk
UGame – http://www.ugame.net
UnLtdWorld – http://www.unltdworld.com
Unruly Media – http://www.unrulymedia.com
Veedow – http://www.veedow.com
WorldTV – http://worldtv.com
More details on the companies, and their delegates, can be found on the NYC 08 Companies page.
To quote Chinwag’s website on the selection process: ‘The talent on display was very impressive and we were literally awed by the calibre of business and innovation in the mix! The broad swathe of companies is also testimony to the bouyancy, creativity and profound depth of the UK digital scene.’
Go for it, guys… show ’em what London has to offer!