Watch The Disrupt: London Hackathon Judging Live Stream Right Here!

I’m tired and I didn’t do anything. After coding for 24 hours, the participants of the first TechCrunch Disrupt: London hackathon will now present their creations on the massive Disrupt stage.

From developer geek to investor chic, these judges are ready for anything and will assess hackathon participants on a scale of technical difficulty, usability, usefulness and creativity. In sum, they’re looking to be wowed and all of the presentations will be streamed live right here.

We’ll be back tomorrow with the first day of the inaugural TechCrunch Disrupt: London at the beautiful Old Billingsgate venue on the banks of River Themes. The conference’s agenda is packed with the whos who of the European startup scene. General admission tickets are still available and we hope you can join us for the first Disrupt held in London. However, the entire conference will be streamed live and you can watch it right here.

Hackathon Judges

Camille Baldock 



Camille Baldock (@camille_) is a software engineer. She has spent the past years writing code and making APIs, web and mobile applications for a development agency, a startup and now works at the Government Digital Service. In her spare time, she coaches junior developers and is a 3D printing enthusiast.

Eric Brotto


Eric Brotto (@ericbrotto) is currently the Partner & Program Specialist for Startupbootcamp. Eric cut his teeth in the tech world as a iPhone App Creative Developer at the digital production studio Smile Machine where he built apps for brands such as Ford, Nike and Ubisoft. Today, Eric is the Co-Founder and Principal of Creative Bytes, a monthly networking and panel discussion which revolves around creative technology and digital marketing. He is also a Global Facilitator for Startup Weekend and Decoded.

Claudia De Antoni

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Claudia De Antoni (@ClaudiaDeAnt) is an investor at Virgin Management, the family office of Sir Richard Branson, where she focuses on technology, media, telecom, education and health & wellness sectors.  Among other projects, she is currently supporting the development of the first Virgin-branded mobile application – expected to launch in 2015. Prior to Virgin, Claudia founded Popup Supper, an online marketplace for catering and entertainment services.

Tak Lo


Tak Lo (@tak_lo) is a Director at Techstars. Previously, he spent over 5 years in the London and NYC startup communities, having founded and mentored several startups on both sides of the Atlantic. He was formerly a management consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton, an investment banker at Nomura, and an US Army veteran. Tak dabbled at London Business School and the University of Chicago. He writes regularly at

Melinda Seckington 


Melinda Seckington (@mseckington) is a developer at FutureLearn, a social learning platform offering free courses from a wide range of university partners and cultural institutions. She loves attending and hacking at Hackdays, BarCamps and other tech meet-ups, and since 2009 has been organising them at Geeks of London, including HACKED at the O2 last year. She also runs, a blog about all things geeky and girly.



All times in GMT

Monday, October 20, 2014

9:00am – 9:05am

Opening Remarks by TechCrunch

9:05am – 9:30am

Fireside Chat with Google Ventures EU: Tom Hulme, Avid Larizadeh, Bill MarisPeter Read, MG Siegler, Eze Vidra

9:30am – 9:50am

In Conversation with Uri Levine (Waze, FeeX)

9:50am – 10:10am

Fireside Chat with Maelle Gavet (Ozon)

10:10am – 10:30am

Founders Stories: Onno Faber (TapTalk)

10:30am – 10:45am


10:45am – 11:10am

From Shoreditch to Berlin and Beyond, Building the European Tech Hubs: Carlos Eduardo Espinal (Seedcamp) , Rohan Silva (Second Home), Tine Thygesen (Everplaces), Jason Whitmire (Earlybird)

11:10am – 11:35am

Fireside Chat with Neelie Kroes (European Commission)

11:35am – 12:00pm

The Acceleration of Digital Medicine: Peter Hames (Big Health), Dr. Dominic King (HELIX Centre, Imperial College London)

12:00pm – 12:25pm

Fireside Chat with Justin Kan (Y Combinator)

12:25pm – 12:45pm

Fireside Chat with Jason Goldberg (Fab, Hem)

12:45pm – 2:00pm


2:00pm – 2:10pm

Hackathon Highlights

2:10pm – 2:30pm

Fireside Chat with Tim Armstrong (AOL)

Startup Battlefield with Mike Butcher

2:30pm – 2:35pm

How the Startup Battlefield Works

2:35pm – 3:35pm

Startup Battlefield Session One – Access

Judges: Niko Bonatsos (General Catalyst),  Jon Bradford (Techstars), Bindi Karia (Silicon Valley Bank), Brenden Mulligan (Cluster)

3:35pm – 3:45pm


3:45pm – 4:45pm

Startup Battlefield Session Two – Explore

Judges: Benjamin Joffe (HXLR8R), Nenad Marovac (DN Capital), Florian Meissner (EyeEm), Sitar Teli (Connect Ventures)

4:45pm – 4:55pm


4:55pm – 6:00pm

Startup Battlefield Session Three – Track

Judges: Alice Bentinck (Entrepreneur First), Simon Cook (DFJ Esprit), Alex Macpherson (Octopus Ventures), Christophe Maire (angel investor)

9:00pm – midnight

After Party at The Gable

25 Moorgate, London EC2R 6AR


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

9:00am – 9:10am

Opening Remarks by TechCrunch

9:10am – 9:40am

Funding Europe’s Next Unicorn: Philippe Botteri (Accel Partners), Saul Klein (Index Ventures), Eileen Burbidge (Passion Capital), Daniel Waterhouse (Balderton Capital)

9:40am – 10:05am

In Conversation with Brian Armstrong (Coinbase)

10:05am – 10:30am

Founders Stories with Michael Acton Smith (Mind Candy)

10:30am – 10:40am

Startup Battlefield Alumni Update

10:40pm – 11:00am


11:00am – 11:25am

Fireside Chat with Matthew Prince and Michelle Zatlyn (Cloudflare)

Startup Battlefield with Mike Butcher

11:25am – 11:30am

How the Startup Battlefield Works

11:30am – 1:00pm

Startup Battlefield Finals

Judges: Mat Braddy (Just Eat), Sonali DeRycker (Accel), Brent Hoberman (PROfounders Capital), Klaus Hommels (Lakestar), Mattias Ljungman (Atomico)

1:00pm – 2:30pm


2:30pm – 2:50pm

In Conversation with Morten Lund (LundXY)

2:50pm – 3:10pm

Founder Stories with Eben Upton (Raspberry Pi)

3:10pm – 3:30pm

Fireside Chat with Eric Wahlforss (Soundcloud)

3:30pm – 3:50pm

Fireside Chat with Mikkel Svane (Zendesk)

3:50pm – 4:05pm


4:05pm – 4:30pm

Money, Money, Money: Taavet Hinrikus (Transferwise), Damian Kimmelman (DueDil), Jeff Lynn (Seedrs)

4:30pm – 4:50pm

Founder Stories with Adora Cheung (Homejoy)

4:50pm – 5:10pm

Fireside Chat with Ed Vaizey (Minister for Culture and the Digital Economy)

5:10pm – 5:35pm

Fireside Chat with Peter Fenton (Benchmark) and Solomon Hykes (Docker)

5:35pm – 6:00pm

Founder Stories with Frédéric Mazzella (BlaBlaCar)

6:00pm – 6:30pm

Closing Awards Ceremony

6:30pm – 7:00pm

Closing Cocktail Reception, hosted by Microsoft Ventures