Startup Weekend London

    Friday, April 4 - 6, 2014

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  2. Schedule
  3. Judges
  4. Coaches and Mentors
  5. Sponsors
  6. Organizing Team
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Startup Weekend London

Friday, April 4 - 6, 2014

Friday, April 4 - 6, 2014
Event starts at 6:30 pm

Google Campus
4-5 Bonhill St
London, UK EC2A 4BX

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No talk, all action!

The professional and personal challenges, the high and lows, the failures and the success? Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 800 past events in 120 countries around the world in 2013. The non-profit organization is headquartered in Seattle, Washington but Startup Weekend organizers and facilitators can be found in over 600 cities around the world. From Mongolia to South Africa to London to Brazil, people around the globe are coming together for weekend long workshops to pitch ideas, form teams, and start companies. 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. 

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Friday April 4th

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 April 5th

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 April 6th

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

Joshua Green
Investment Director, Arts Alliance

Andrew Hoag
Managing Director - Europe, Startup Institute

A man taking a break from the arena...

David James
Professor of Marketing, Hult International Business School

personal brand expert, radical management thinker, believer in people, teacher and writer

Abhishek Garodia
Founder and CEO, PlayEnable Ltd.

Danny Bluestone
Founder and CEO, Cyber-Duck

My first word was 'button' and I have been pressing them ever since! Founder and CEO of Cyber-Duck, a digital agency that produces SaaS, apps and web portals.

Coaches and Mentors

Alastair Moore
Co-Founder and CIO, We Are Popup

@WeArePopUp @UCLDecide @IDEALondon #startuppeople @UCLAdvances @moblacad #needtoknowmobile @cftwo

Stef Lewandowski
Founder, Makeshift

Founder at @makeshift. Hacker, designer, writer. Create something every day!

David McDougall
Consultant at Alliants

David McDougall is currently a consultant with Alliants, where he works with companies big and small to innovate and to improve their digital strategy and execution. He also advises early-stage startups in markets including fintech, mobile e-commerce, beauty/fashion, and two-sided marketplaces. He is a frequent organiser and mentor at Startup Weekend and at various accelerators & hackathons in London and beyond, where he teaches teams how to build something people want.

Juliana Ferreira
UX Principal Designer, Nokia Design

Rob Chapman
Head of Product, Founders Forum

Jun Seki
Tech Co-Founder, Poq Studio

Eric Brotto
Co-Founder and Principal, Creative Bytes

Cofounder @_CreativeBytes - Facilitator @StartupWeekend - Facilitator @DecodedCO

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend 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.



Organizing Team

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

  • George
  • Caroline
  • Angel
  • Franziska
  • Leon
  • Zoheb


Dwight Gunning

Dwight is an Australian software engineer and entrepreneur, currently based in The Netherlands. After a successful career as a technology consultant he shifted focus toward consumer tech products and startups. He has both founded and worked as an early employee at several startups, experiencing many highs and lows along the way. His latest project is a website publishing service called Knownly


Since participating and becoming hooked at his first Startup Weekend in 2010, Dwight has been involved with over twenty events across 4 continents. Dwight loves discussing innovative ideas, tackling business model risks, and brainstorming to overcome technical challenges. Be sure to connect at the event or any time via his website.

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