Our first RootsTech has come to a close and we are delighted to have won two awards in the Innovator Showdown, including People’s Choice!
Chosen from 46 overall applicants, Twile was one of 6 companies who presented in Friday’s final. The viewers (4,000 audience members and an estimated 100,000 online) voted during the live show to select their favourite innovation – choosing Twile as their #1 People’s Choice.
This means so much to us – we develop our product to suit the needs and requirements of you, our end users and this is our priority. Thanks to everyone in the audience at RootsTech and those watching via live stream who voted for us!
We are coming home with two cheques totalling $16,000 (plus a further $10,000 of in-kind prizes) for winning the people’s vote and third place as voted for by the judges. We have been overwhelmed at the warmth and support we have encountered during our time in Salt Lake City and the organisation of the event has been amazing.
We will be back next year for RootsTech 2017! Please visit our Facebook page to keep up with our news.
See you soon!
We are delighted that we have been selected as one of six finalists in the Innovator Showdown at RootsTech. The finals will be streamed live, meaning that all of our customers and friends around the world have the opportunity to watch us online. The finals are held at 10.30am (local time) and if you love Twile be sure to tune in and give us your support. If you think we are a worthy winner of the people’s choice award, you can even give us your vote!
See the live streaming via the RootsTech homepage at www.rootstech.org.
Thanks for your support!
As tech entrepreneurs with a mission to make family history more engaging for the wider family, we are counting the days until RootsTech 2016!
With a 15-hour flight from the UK – taking in the sights of Atlanta (airport) on the way – we’re looking forward to arriving in Salt Lake City on Tuesday. We can’t wait to be immersed in the family history community, catch up with Facebook and Twitter friends and meet some of our ‘biggest fans’.
The final preparations are being made, exhibition equipment is booked for our stand on Innovation Alley and everything is packed. However the realisation that we are leaving our biggest ‘little’ fans behind has set in.
As parents of small children, the excitement of travelling to the world’s biggest family history event is dwarfed at times by apprehension: none of us have been away from our children for this long since they were born.
We will miss them and their smiles and their cuddles. We will be wondering what they’ve been up to, what they have eaten, did they sleep well, are they missing us?
Thankfully our little ones remind us everyday why we created Twile. We have used it to record their lives since they were born and we know that we won’t miss a moment whilst we’re away. Grandma and Grandad are looking after them for the next week and they’ll be adding photos and stories to our Twile timelines. We’ll see that they are safe and having fun.
We also know they’ll see what we are doing: our photos from RootsTech – including our time on stage at the Innovator Showdown – will be added to our Twile timelines for them to see.
They are very excited for us and have just one request – bring back jelly beans!