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More Hot Contenders to bag GOLD at SiTF Awards 2016

The
SiTF (Singapore infocomm Technology federation) 2016 awards where we named our
hottest contenders over
here, is imminent. This
year, there is an excellent group of start-ups competing to take home the gold.

However,
start-ups who are slightly further along also get an arena to themselves to
compete in and after much scrutiny, we have made our selections for who we will
stand the best chance of winning the SiTF awards (growth phase).

Nugit

It’s
no secret that we live in an age of rapid technological advancement and
businesses find themselves requiring to have an online presence or, get left
behind. However, savvy businesses know that assessing their analytics is also
key to increasing their online presence and growing their company.

However,
analytics can be overwhelming, seemingly impenetrable and even more difficult
to understand often taking hours of poring over reports to find actionable
intelligence. This is where Nugit steps in. They know that most of the time
spent on data analysis is wrangling and compiling data before reports to create
insights and actions to be taken can be done. 

Nugit
uses artificial intelligence, natural language generation and visual design to
turn your data into reports that help you make business decisions based on
their interpretation and filters. The reports generated such as the one shown
above can indicate how effective campaigns and advertisements are to help
direct your attention and effort to where it is needed most.

David
Sanderson, CEO and founder of Nugit told Techstorm that
“At Nugit, we are passionate about realising the potential of data
and technology to deliver better marketing, It’s not enough to just build
technology that automates data analytics reporting the way humans do it. The
new generation of technology has to do a significantly better job and truly
deliver a step change in insight quality.”

Why we think they could
win?

The
most important currency of businesses is time. Nugit, could potentially save
lots of time through their powerful analytics interpretation and presentation
features to help businesses make decisions without having to slog through hours
of data.

Arcadier

We
already wrote about how having an online presence is extremely important for
businesses. Arcadier, is a robust platform that allows for the creation of an
online store with ease and for any kind of business or service with no
knowledge of coding or website building required.

The Co-founders of
Arcadia, Paul Cascun, Kennth Low and Dinuke Ranasinghe

The
platform allows for listing of items on a marketplace with ease, process
payments and manage inventory from your smart device or your desktop.

When
asked about why Arcadier was created, Dinuke said
“Not every marketplace wants to be an eBay. Many marketplaces want to
serve a local community or be created for use within a company.” “Through its
technology, Arcadier has created a level-playing field where anyone with a
marketplace idea could have it set up within minutes with no coding experience
necessary.”

Why
we think they could win?

Having an online presence
is critical to the success of modern businesses. Arcadier can help
entrepreneurs, businesses both new and old to start listing and selling any
product or service online with ease.

Oddle

Oddle
provides a way for smaller restaurants to develop an online and delivery
option. At this point you are probably thinking that this is all old hat and
that there are services such as UberEats, Deliveroo, Foodpanda and more which
already do the same right?

Technically, from the consumers point of view,
it makes no difference as long as someone shows up with your food without any
hassle or fuss. Restaurants and cafes which prepared the food however, often
have to pay high transaction fees to these services in order to monetize
through a delivery system.

Oddle
differentiates itself by offering a flat subscription fee per outlet, and
allows food outlets to customize the look of their ordering page and other
features. This means that while the barrier to entry is higher than transaction
based services, earnings can be higher if online orders perform well.

The
team at Oddle pointed us to a satisfied customer who told us that “”Oddle
is intuitive, flexible, easy to learn and implement. The Oddle team, with their
extensive experience in F&B sales and marketing, is able to create a system
that is truly beneficial for the industry.” – Chen Soong Fee, Lady M.

Why we think they could
win?

The Oddle team

Oddle
was developed by a chef, for chefs when he found current systems and services
such as Foodpanda lacking and expensive. This was why he created oddle, to
allow smaller restaurants to monetize through delivery and online ordering
without having to give up too much profit.

Find out more about the former
Chairwoman behind SiTF Awards, 
Shirley Wong’s first hand account on how startups can succeed.

By Nicholas Ho / 4 October, 2016
11:00 GMT+8 Singapore

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