Crowd10 is a new crowd-funding initiative from IdeaSquares,  supporting ten early stage startups in their equity crowd-funding campaigns on one of the UK’s leading platforms, Crowdcube.

There are a diverse range of startups pitching and all are looking for under £150k investment, which makes them eligible for the extremely attractive SEIS tax relief.

You can see the ten startups pitching their businesses to a room full of investors at the live showcase event at the Engine Shed in Bristol below.  Watch this space from 6.15pm today:

Live streaming video by Ustream

Crowd10 finalists

The ten finalists at the event are:

TrackStack: an app that helps DJs save time and work more productively by making music discovery simpler and creating an integrated music library.

This Mum Runs: an organiser of social runs for mums, open to runners of all abilities. Runs are planned to fit around the children’s schedule.

The Chocolate Bear Kitchen: a pop up restaurant providing an inclusive dining experience by catering for a wide range of dietary requirements and preferences on the one menu.

Lux Rewards: an app that connects fine dining enthusiasts with high quality local restaurants. Users collect points when dining out which they can then redeem for rewards.

Local Vets: a community of independent, locally owned vet practices which aims to offer greater brand reach to its members and allow them to compete with larger, corporate vets.

Fro Sister: a range of all natural hair care products for curly hair types which offer a safer, healthier alternative to hair relaxants traditionally used to tame frizz.

Esole: an insole fitted with a GPS tracker for people who suffer with dementia and Alzheimers and have a high propensity to get lost.

Coherent: a tailor made web app which makes managing and administering co-working spaces simpler. It also helps connecting co-workers together.

Breathe Sync: an app that helps its users improve their health and wellbeing by teaching them to breathe in sync with their heart beat, leading to stress reduction and increased productivity.

Apps4arts: a self-publishing platform which makes it simple and affordable for multi-venues festivals to create their own event guide app.

Crowd10 is sponsored by Invest Bristol & Bath, FD works and Rocketmakers. The campaign is also supported by Dirty Design, Simpleweb, Webstart, TLT, TechSpark, DeskLodge, Shooting Star, Engine Shed, JamJar Printing and Close Range Films.

You can follow the 10 startups journey at the Crowd10 website or on Twitter here:@crowd10ISQ

Jamie Middleton