(CP-Africa) – South African startup, Cognician was recently listed as one of Techcrunch Europa’s top 11 best new startups of 2010. Cognician is an application that automates complex intellectual tasks by asking people thought provoking questions. Cognican groups questions into packages called cogs. Cogs are conversational guides made up of a series of concepts that provide an agenda for what to think about. For instance, entrepreneurs use Cognician to brainstorm ideas, plan strategies, write briefs and guide them to think systematically through business challenges.
Techcrunch Europas serves to honour the best technology companies and startups across the web and mobile space. The awards span 22 categories and recognise and celebrate the most compelling technology startups, internet and mobile innovations of the past year.
In reaction to Cognician’s nomination, Patrick Kayton, co-founder and COO of Cognician recently said, “we’re thrilled to be recognised through The Europas and we wish to send out a big thank you to everyone who voted for us. It is especially rewarding as the Europas finalists are determined by the tech community who were invited to have their say in which startups should be recognised. It’s quite remarkable that we’re there at all actually, as little or no votes would have been cast by our local network.”
“Cognician has made great strides in 2010 with limited resources and we see being nominated in the final 11 as testament to both the quality of Cognician and the work that our small team has put in,” he added.
The Cognician team will be recognized at the Techcrunch Europa event holding tomorrow, Friday, November 19 in London. The event will be attended by over 350 attendees which will include Europe’s leading startup owners and venture capitalists.