[UK] Startup Weekend is the 58 hour-long conference where attendees made up of “developers, business managers, startup enthusiasts, marketing gurus, graphic artists, and more” don’t just talk, they actually build something. The projects, of which nine were completed at the London event last week, are developed over a very long weekend – presumably sleep is optional – and some go on to form actual companies.
It’s all pretty exciting stuff and makes me hark back to my days at university where we’d occasionally pull an ‘all-night-er’. But this seems much more real as it has the potential to create genuine startups and in turn possibly change lives. It sounds like a lot more fun too. On that note, here’s a quick run down of the projects that this year’s Startup Weekend London produced.
Shows your friends activities you are interested in so they might join you.
A decision-making tool. The service allows you to make choices using the factors that are important to you.
Took the Twilio challenge, gives you a phone call when a new group you might want to attend comes up on Meetup.com.
Customization of cars using diff materials (Vinyl, goil foil, leather)
Bookmarklet that shows carbon info for various companies / car models / products allowing you to make a more informed “green” decision.
A mystery project conceived over a bottle of vodka by team Austria.
(Who opted not to present, launch pending…)
Helping break bad habits and form healthier new ones by starting small.
Take a picture of your stuff, slice it up and sell it faster.
An enterprise collaboration tool.