Boil your proposition down

Blog published by CW (Cambridge Wireless), under Discovering Start Ups

DevicePilot pitched at Discovering Startups Competition in 2015 (then called 1248.io) – we caught up with Pilgrim Beart (Founder) to find out what they’ve been up to…

Q: What have been your key milestones since winning DSU in 2015?

  • Won a place at the Wayra accelerator and spent a year there
  • Renamed the company to DevicePilot
  • Raised £1.2m in Angel funding
  • Won “Best Software Innovation” at ARM TechCon
  • Built and launched DevicePilot as a commercial product
  • First paying customers!

Concept image for DevicePilot

Q: If you could offer one tip for startups pitching at this years competition, what would it be?
A: Boil your proposition down to a single memorable sentence

Q: Casting your minds back to the competition, would you say the competition provided you with new, valuable contacts? If so, can you tell us who & why?
A: Yes: At the competition we met Gary Stewart the Director of Wayra UK, which led to us being accepted into that accelerator programme

Q: Are you working on any new project launches that you can tell us about?
A: We are about to launch DevicePilot as a fully Marketplace partner of Amazon AWS-IoT

Q: How many staff did you have working for you in 2014 and how many do you have now?
A: 5 then, 7 now

Q: Sum up working in a startup in one word
A: Fun!


The 8th Discovering Startups Competition is taking place on Monday 23rd October at Deloitte in London. If you’re a start-up, early stage company or entrepreneur working in the field of technology, make you apply by 22nd September 2017! Submit your application via the CW website, here.

To watch the pitches and network with the next generation of budding technology entrepreneurs, register your ticket today! CW member tickets cost £80 + VAT, standard delegate ticket costs £110 + VAT.

Head to our website for more information or follow the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #DSRUPT

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