Startup Weekend Smart City & Home London

    Friday, November 10 - 12, 2017

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  3. Judges
  4. Coaches and Mentors
  5. Sponsors
  6. Organizing Team
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Startup Weekend Smart City & Home London

Friday, November 10 - 12, 2017

Friday, November 10 - 12, 2017
Event starts at 6:30 pm

19-23 Featherstone St
London, UK EC1Y 8SL

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Lets build the London city of tomorrow, today!

  • Do you seek knowledge and want to meet other like-minded people interested in the Connected City and Home market?
  • Do you have an idea you want to execute?
  • Do you want to get hands-on and learn about business design, marketing research and developing a prototype?
  • Do you want to get mentoring from experts in their field and industry insiders?
  • Do you want to start building your future in just 54 hours?
Then grab your ticket to Startup Weekend Connected Home London, and join the global Startup Weekend Family!
You'll get the opportunity to connect with great mentors and judges and winners will get amazing prizes plus a mentoring and coaching session with the Blue Lab accelerator team (

More about Startup Weekend:
All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54-hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.  Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a co-founder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic, but fun, world of startups. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now for the best weekend of your life! 

More about Blue Lab:
Blue Lab, EDF’s innovation accelerator aims to make customers’ lives easier through innovation and brings together people with skills and expertise from across the business, and beyond, to help accelerate innovation.   

More about our signature sponsor EDF Energy Pulse Awards:
The EDF Energy Pulse Awards promotes innovation and contributes to the developments of the future. EDF Energy’s ' goal is to showcase and provide tangible support to start-ups that are helping to shape that future. Make sure to visit the awards website and explore this year's categories.


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Friday November 10th

6:30 pm
Arrive at the venue and get checked in

7:00 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants

7:20 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders

7:30 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch

9:00 pm
Attendees vote for the top pitches

9:15 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas

10:00 pm
Begin Work
Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Saturday November 11th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

9:30 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend

12:00 pm

1:00 pm
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help

2:00 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!

6:30 pm

7:30 pm
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help

10:00 pm
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday November 12th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

10:00 am
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions

12:00 pm

12:30 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS

3:00 pm
Presentation Prep & Tech Check
Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place

4:00 pm

5:00 pm
Final Presentations

7:30 pm
Judging & Awards

8:30 pm

9:00 pm
Go Home!

Event Judges

Shetal Edwards
Head of Innovation Partnerships at EDF Energy Blue Lab

Responsible for developing the Blue Lab Innovation network and developing an innovation culture within EDF Energy.

Coaches and Mentors

Rania Svoronou
Lead Visual Interaction Designer IBM Interactive Experience

Rania is the Global Lead Visual Designer for a major client at IBM UK Interactive Experience in the London Design Studio. She mentors junior designers and at a number of design colleges in London and she focuses on empowering the next generation of women in design. She guest lectures at University of the Arts London and UCL, and she has been a judge and mentor at StartUp Weekend, King’s College London and London Business School. She is also a proud member of Founders of the Future, which is an invite-only private community of the most promising entrepreneurial talent in technology in Europe.

She is highly interested in the relationship between people and technology mainly from a design and user-centered perspective. Her research paper was on Internet of Things and how the practices of interaction design can achieve more humane future products.

Rania has worked across multiple sectors bringing the best design experience in financial services, health, publishing, retail, consumer goods, entertainment, fashion and telecommunications working with clients such as BP, Deutsche Bank, Lloyds Banking Group, Unilever, JD Williams, Boots, AIG, Mars Inc., Nestle, Intel and many more.

Stephanie Georges
Co-Founder | Brand Strategist

Passionate about startups, Stephanie co-founded Almond Creative, a boutique agency based in London. Having worked with over 20 startups in 2 years, we specialise in developing memorable brands through a robust digital strategy and signature content.

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Smart City & Home London team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
Learn how to become a sponsor here.

Signature Sponsors

The EDF Energy Pulse Awards promotes innovation and contributes to the developments of the future. Our goal is to showcase and provide tangible support to start-ups that are helping to shape that future.

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Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend London is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here

  • Amalia
  • Zoheb
  • Filippos
  • Chris

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