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Most Contagious / Startup Speakers

by Contagious Team

Goldieblox founder and 2013 Small But Perfectly Formed winner, Debbie Sterling, speaking at Most Contagious in New York last year


Last week, Contagious announced the startup companies nominated for this year’s Small But Perfectly Formed Company Award, to be presented at the Most Contagious conference in London on 10 December.

Most Contagious showcases emerging technology and analyses the most impactful marketing ideas from the year to decipher what influence these will have on the immediate future of brands and advertising. The conference also features a celebration of disruptive startups that have been featured in Contagious magazine.

At our event, the founders and the makers behind seven specially selected startups will explain what motivated them to launch, how they're disrupting the marketplace and why their business models are proving successful.

Small But Perfectly Formed pitches: 

Nadia Shouraboura / Founder / Hointer

Hointer’s technology platform enables retailers to bring the best of e-commerce technology to brick-and-mortar stores. Hointer’s offering spans in-store marketing, service and – best of all – uses robots to automatically deliver items to a fitting room or collection area. 


Tim Brown / Founder / Three Over Seven

Three Over Seven is dedicated to creating incredible shoes for everyday athletes. This ranges from its patented Wool Runners, that allow you wear trainers without socks (and bad smells), through to LASTFIT – a technology for fitting footwear perfectly thanks to mobile scanning technology.


Alick Varma / Founder & CEO / Osper

Osper aims to introduce good financial habits to young people. Its prepaid debit card comes with a mobile banking app for the family, so parents can track spending while youngsters get to develop their financial freedom.


Daria Koreniushkina / Public Engagement / Fairphone

An ethical smartphone produced with minimal harm to people and the environment. Fairphone is a social enterprise that is transparent about how it sources its products throughout the supply chain, from factories to mines. 


Micha Benoliel / Co-founder & CEO / Firechat

An app that allows people to chat ‘off grid’ without an internet connection or mobile phone coverage. Firechat has recently gained wider prominence after it was embraced by pro-democracy protestors in Hong Kong.


Daniel Becerra / Managing Director / BuffaloGrid

BuffaloGrid is solar-powered mobile charging station, that allows people to charge their phones in off-grid locations in the developing world. The UN has identified mobile phones as the biggest contributor to economic growth in off-grid rural populations, and BuffaloGrid is helping to facilitate this in rural communities around the world.


Tom Evans / Founder / BleepBleeps

A range of colourful connected devices that help everyone become a great parent. Each device helps with a different stage of parenthood, has its own personality and connects to BleepBleeps’ smartphone app and the cloud. BleepBleeps aims to create a fun, modern, trusting parenting brand.


The winner of this year’s award will be announced at Most Contagious in London on 10 December. 

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Under 90 tickets left. £800 for individual tickets or £1,600 for three. Contagious Magazine and Contagious I/O subscribers receive a 10% discount.

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