The Teams of SWCHCH 2015

11/30/2015 | By Sam Ragnarsson

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Startup Weekend 2015 sold out about two weeks before the actual event, and that was after we increased our limit to 100 people. In the end we had 87 people actually attending the event.  In all there were 13 teams.

Here below are some information on the teams:


Lago (Winner)

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LAGO LogoDescription:  LAGO is paving the way for trampers, hikers and outdoors-people to share their knowledge and experiences on one platform, using a smooth, user-friendly map interface. Map out little-known trails manually or via live GPS, post photos and stories, plan your trip from start to finish and gain access to the vast wealth of information available on the NZ outdoors all from one sleek web application.

Our vision is to be the place to go for anyone looking to traverse the NZ outdoors, experienced or not. We are looking to simplify the planning and preparation process of expeditions, by providing easy access to critical safety information, as well as relevant suppliers of gear, accommodation and transport, depending on the adventure you have in mind. LAGO is uncovering the tracks less travelled, and if you’d like to join us, head to

Nightscape (2nd Place)

Nightscape Team

Nightscape logo3Description:  “even the bouncers couldn’t have told you that”

It is an app for the Nightlife industry that solves two key problems

  1. Bars and Nightclubs cannot turn a night around when they need to
  2. Partygoers want the best experience and want to know the hottest places NOW

Through a simple LIVE map, partygoers can see their city and the places that are popular, giving them an unparalleled view of what’s hot and how to get there.

A simple Business interface gives bars and nightclubs the power to send deals INSTANTLY through the NIGHTSCAPE app to entice partygoers to their bars. At the end of a night they can analyse the effectiveness of their decisions with our analytics package.

  • Team: Alex, Ben, Joseph, Rachael, Richard, Tom
  • Website:
  • Social Media: none
  • Contact: email

Intelligent Interiors (3rd Place)


intelPodDescription:  IntelPod is a behaviour aware heatpump controller. It extends the capability of modern behaviors aware technology to already installed heatpumps.

The simplicity of IntelPod is its strength. No installation or programming required. Just put it somewhere close to your current heatpump and use your heatpump as always. IntelPod learns your behaviour and will do the controlling automatically for you.

No more cold breakfast.

  • Team: Helen, Jurgen, Kunal, Latifah, Lisa, Muhammad, Robert
  • Website:
  • Social Media: none
  • Contact: email



cheeseboardDescription:  The Cheese Board - is a new subscription as a service product that delivers you a monthly platter of curated premium cheeses.

We deliver directly to your workplace, so the cheese is fresh and you don't have to worry about being in.

We have 2 subscription tiers:

Explorer - lets you experience 3 of our wonderful cheeses ($30/month)

Connoisseur - gets an additional cheese and specialty condiment. Members are also invited to our quarterly cheese board social tasting panel, getting to participate in the cheese selection decision making process for the next few months. ($50/month)

Additionally each pack comes with tasting note cards and our own virtual Maître d' Fromage content via YouTube, that guides you through your cheese tasting experience.



crowdie_logoDescription: Crowdie connects people looking for help with people offering their skills.

We aim to skip the hassle of finding a business and arranging times by linking you with people in the community who are willing to do the job. On the flipside, Crowdie is a place for people to advertise their skills and make some money on the side doing what they are good at.

Crowdie: Make life easy.

  • Team: Aleaddin, Blake, Cade, Christian, Henry, Joe, Mitchell, Nicola, Riria
  • Website:
  • Social Media: Twitter
  • Contact: email

Food For Good

FFG team SWCHC 15

FoodForGoodDescription: FoodForGood is a social enterprise that connects people with excess food to people who need it.

We are creating a service that deals with fruit wasting in urban backyards during fruiting seasons. It is a social enterprise that connects members of the community and existing social distribution channels with those who'd like to make their fruit available to a good cause.

  • Team: Anthony, Hemon, Ian, Jennifer, Kerepeti, Richard
  • Website:
  • Social Media: Facebook
  • Contact: on website

HateIt (Flipside Analytics)

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Haters LogoDescription: FlipSide Analytics is a market research company specialised in providing your business with customer demographics and marketing insights around the most disliked or hated companies or websites on the Internet.

We have built built a Hate/Dislike button or "bookmarklet" that allows you to "Hate" or "Dislike" any page on the Internet. You can see how many other people hate this page and the top most hated pages on the Internet.

For our business model, we have a global analytics product that enables you to determine customer pain points broken down by demographics (e.g. Google Analytics for haters). This is available as a subscription service for analysing global trends ($25/week). We also have a branded analytics product which provides a static report ($250) regarding demographics on the haters of your clients/competitors (URL based) and ongoing subscription for access to real-time data ($1000 per month).



Kinnetic Logo (1)Description: We have created a system which helps companies increase employee interaction to enhance the water-cooler effect. Our system matches two people from targeted groups and automatically sets up and facilitates an online meeting between them. Our system seamlessly organises these interactions so they can happen more frequently, less disruptively allows us to integrate this behaviour into the culture of your company. This can help companies break down both vertical and horizontal silos and help them onboard new staff.


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MatesRates_Logo_bigDescription: Online peer-to-peer community-based proximity-defined tool renting/letting service.

Missing Piece


Screenshot 2015-12-01 16.13.18Description:  no info provided

  • Team: Adam, Catarina, Hannah, Lina, Ryan, Samantha
  • Website: None
  • Social Media: None
  • Contact: email



vector logo - USE - orange with blackDescription: PhotoBomb is the Uber of sporting event photography - crowd sourcing those "special moment" photographs to give sporting participants a much larger pool of event photos, at a more competitive price.

Quick Pay NZ


QuickPay_nameDescription: We are QuickPay! Transferring money between friends is hard. We need to either hand over cash in person or use online banking. We believe it should be as simple as sending a text message.

We are creating a service that will enable just that - money transfer via SMS to anyone who has a phone number. We want to change the way small amounts of money is transferred between individuals and small merchants. All it takes to register is a phone number, a credit card and optionally a bank account to receive money.



ToooT LogoDescription: ToooT recognises the lack of education around healthy eating choices, particularly for children. We learned from teachers that the #1 way to promote healthy living for children is through fun, particularly games. In our game, the child will feed their character of choice and level up to receive rewards. These rewards come in the form of countdown dollars for the kids to spent at Countdown.

  • Team: Andrew, Ivan, Michelle, Peter, Rupert, Tui
  • Website: None
  • Social Media: None
  • Contact: email


cover photo credit: Erica Austin