On the first evening of December Club Workspace at the Clerkenwell Workshops played host to DreamLaunch. This DreamStake event, sponsored by Rackspace, saw seven digital startups launch to an audience full of entrepreneurs and small business owners.

EVENT: DreamLaunch by Dreamstake

LOCATION: Clerkenwells Workshop

DATE: December 1, 2011

On the first evening of December Club Workspace at the Clerkenwell Workshops played host to DreamLaunch. This DreamStake event, sponsored by Rackspace, saw seven digital startups launch to an audience full of entrepreneurs and small business owners.

The septet of launchers demonstrated their concepts not only to the gathered audience, but also to the cameras of 90SecondsTV, and to Twitter users who were keeping tabs on @ClubWorkspace’s livetweeting.

The seven launch presentations were sandwiched between energetic networking sessions. Members of the vibrant and sizable audience arrived at Club Workspace long before the event began, and stayed long into the December night. Many of the attendees were startups from diverse backgrounds. This collection of entrepreneurs spent much of the evening swapping advice, startup stories and business cards.

The seven startups, of course, were the main attraction. At seven o’clock sharp Monika Gierszewska of Dreamstake called the room to order before introducing the first Startup to the stage.

LinkOut

LinkOut were the first to launch. LinkOut is an app that aims to optimise your professional networking possibilities. The creators of LinkOut realised that many of the relationships that users form on virtual networking sites can be of negligible value. Therefore, not only does LinkOut intelligently enrich the connections that it suggests to users, but it is also geared towards turning ‘your virtual network into real-life meetings.’

LinkOut asks its users questions that aim to determine their availability for face-to-face interaction. The app asks users to ‘pick time for link-ups’, such as ‘morning’, ‘lunchtime’ or ‘weekends’. When two users have been introduced, one can suggests the either ‘coffee’ or ‘dinner’, for example, to the other.

Gamar

Gamar are dedicated to making ‘the world your playground.’ Gamar is a computer-game development startup that uses the latest in augmented reality technology. During Gamar’s demonstration, the similarities between Gamar’s technology and that of augmented reality giants Blippar and Aurasma became clear.

Whilst these two superpowers seem primarily concerned with advertising, Gamar’s main objective is to harness the power of augmented reality for gaming. Gamar are currently working on the ‘Jazzy Jones’ game, and have already allowed smartphone users to grow a virtual forest on Regent Street.

Clip Do

This is ClipDo, and it’s really straightforward’, John Slinn declared with confidence and verve. ClipDo is a Kindle clipping service. If you’ve spotted an interesting article online whilst you’re using your Mac or PC but you don’t have time to read it at that moment, with one click ClipDo pings the text that you have selected to your Kindle, so you can read it at your leisure.

Multiple device users need never miss out on interesting articles again. If you like the sound of ClipDo’s service but you’re not a Kindle user, not to worry. ClipDO are currently developing applications that suit other tablets, including the iPad.