Return of the GIF – Giffie Wins SW Southampton 15


That was epic – Startup Weekend Southampton 2015 – A big success!

Thanks to everyone who made this event a success! Here is a list of the winning teams and their prizes:

1st Prize: Giffie

·               Android Tablets

·               Creative Tim “Get Shit Done Pro” kits

2nd Prize: Lock8or

·               Bluetooth Speakers

·               Creative Tim “Get Shit Done Pro” kits

3rd Prize:

·                  Creative Tim “Get Shit Done Pro” kits

Best Multimedia: Talking Toy

·                  Amazon Fire TV Sticks

Best Pebble watch Hack: Safety Pebble

·                  Pebble Watches

Best Life Hack: Tap Tapp

·                  Amazon Fire TV Sticks

Best Entrepreneur: Food Recycle – Norbert Naskov

·                  Digitiser Pen

Best Designer: Whereabouts – Bence Szikora

·                  Creative Tim “Get Shit Done Pro” kits

Best Hardware Developer: Lock8or – Jack Walker

·                  Creative Tim “Get Shit Done Pro” kits

Best Software Developer: Safety Pebble – Manuel Lopez

·                  Creative Tim “Get Shit Done Pro” kits

Most active Twitter: Marina Svishcheva

·                  Bluetooth Headphones

Video Gaming tournament winner: Valentine Orji

·                  External Battery


Stay tuned for updates on the next SW Southampton!



Teams of #SWS15

Southampton SW TEAM – DEMO LIST!

Here are the demo teams and what they are building this weekend at Startup Weekend Southampton 01/2015. * Interested in watching the pitches? Buy a demo ticket here at

Hope to see you there!


A service which guides college students on how to get where they want to be


NFC to object mapping, to allow you to control the action


Real-time Meetup: find all socials in your local area, check in & discounts


how to’s in gif format

Food Recycle

app to automatically collects the use-by date and helps reduce food waste


Intelligent bike lock, alarm, and GPS tracker

Safety Pebble

Enhancing Safety, Saving Lives

Talking Toy – ‘Peachy the Piñata’

The Toy can talk the fairy-tails & read audiobooks controlled from the App




Meet a Silver Sponsor…..Pebble


Three years ago, Pebble was made possible by 68,929 Kickstarter backers who supported our vision. Since then, we’ve grown to over a million, with many of you creating custom watchfaces , charging stands, watch straps, watch wraps, and more for the community. Thank you! We’re glad to have made a product that so many have supported.

We have grown a lot — from one founder, to nine employees, to a team somewhere around 130 (depending on who is out sick). But we still make the same watch we thought was cool back in 2011. It is used for more things everyday and big and serious companies are partnering with us. But we are still Pebble. We are making a watch that people love using everyday.

Tickets & Info:

Lets Support People in Nepal


The Nepal candle lighting event last night was beautiful. It makes us smile to see people go out of their way to support others in distress. So, this inspired us to do something to help the people that are living in fear, after the massive 7.9 Richter earthquake on Saturday.
So what we suggest: The next 10 people to buy Startup Weekend tickets will get their tickets for FREE with the condition to donate £25 through this link to help people of Nepal:
Your donation will be match funded (doubled) so this will give £500 towards helping people in Nepal.
To get the ticket for free contact Callum ( or Ali ( to get a special code and promise us that you will donate ASAP-We take your word for it!
You are not alone Nepal.

Meet a Silver Sponsor…..ECS


In Electronics and Computer Science (ECS), we have created an environment that has inspired an extraordinary level of achievement. ECS is one of the best places in the world to study electronics and electrical engineering, computer science and IT. ECS is regarded by the IET as having the “biggest and strongest department in the UK in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.”

Founded in 1946 by Professor Erich Zepler. It offers 23 undergraduate courses (in computer science, Web Science, electronic engineering, electrical and electromechanical engineering and IT in organisations), 11 MSc intensive one-year taught programmes and PhD research opportunities.

Innovation and creativity make ECS a great place for students to thrive. Excellent facilities, key partnerships with major industries and a world-leading research base ensure that your time studying with us will be productive, challenging, enjoyable and will set you on the road to future success.

More Info: Startup Weekend Southampton Website


Meet a Silver Sponsor…..Creative Tim


Creative Tim stands for everything a designer looks in his work: clean, functions interfaces for great products. He loves design, no matter the software it was created in, but at the moment he has a soft spot for Bootstrap. That is why he decided to get together a group of designer friends and create content for this particular software that would help you enjoy its benefits. Tim symbolizes the creative spirit inside of each and every one of us. A designer by trade, he enjoys making the World Wide Web a more beautiful place and helping others do the same. He promises to put all his time and effort into providing you with handcrafted content that you will fall in love with and that will have you come back for more every time you start a new project.

Being a startup itself, the team at Creative Tim strive to support startups.

More Info: Startup Weekend Southampton Website

Meet our GOLD sponsor….Bloomberg

Bloomberg blog

Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg LP ​quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.

People from the Bloomberg Grad Team will be available at the event for you to chat to them in a friendlier manner than Graduate fairs and most other grad related events. #SWSoton

More Info: Startup Weekend Southampton Website


Startup Weekend Southampton – Uni Edition

Startup Weekend Southampton
May 1st, 2015

Startup Weekend Hamburg recently finished and their awesome video is hyping us for the 4th Startup Weekend Southampton. 1st of May is almost here and your organising team has planned so many amazing things for you. You should not miss this event. HackaSoton is known to organise the Craziest Startup Weekend in UK and we are finishing this year with a BANG! Be sure that you will have the Best Coaches, Awesome gadgets, coolest prizes, yummiest food and most importantly the best time…

First thing first: Discounted early bird tickets finish at 9pm on Friday 24th of April. After that you can buy tickets at their normal price. Buy your tickets now to qualify for the discount.

Second thing second!? : We are co organising Startup Weekend with the Dragons’ Den event ran by ECS Entrepreneur. As a Startup Weekend Attendee you can attend the Dragons’ Den as a spectator or to pitch your idea for real money in change of equity. If you want to pitch at the Dragons’ Den you need to send your (short) application here by end of Friday 24th of April.

Third thing third: If you cannot attend the whole weekend (What can be more important!!) but still want to experience how amazing Startup Weekend is, you can become a volunteer and help the event run during the weekend while meeting amazing people, Playing with great tech and eating mega awesome food. Just apply for a Free volunteer ticket.

Who you’ll meet at Startup Weekend:

Startup Weekends attendees’ backgrounds are roughly

  • 40% technical (developers, coders, designers).
  • 40% business (marketing, finance, law).
  • 15% Non-technical (Here for the awesome experience).
  • 5% volunteers (Help at the event).

Why people come to Startup Weekend:

29% of Startup Weekend participants attend an event to network,

20% attend to develop/build a product

13% attend to learn how to create a new venture.

27% attend to try something new

11% other reason

After the conference is over, roughly 80% of attendees plan on continuing to work on their startup after the weekend.

What you’ll get out of Startup Weekend Southampton:

  1. Education: Startup Weekends are all about learning by doing, whether you’re learning a new skill or a new way of thinking.  Don’t just listen to theory, build your own strategy and test it as you go.
  2. Co-Founder Dating: The people who come to Startup Weekend are serious about learning how to build and launch startups.  Create relationships that last long past the weekend.
  3. Have fun: During the weekend working alongside awesome people who share your ideas. Startup Weekend is meant to be fun and entertaining so enjoy it.
  4. Solve local problems with your ideas. Do you think that one of your idea can change your town or have a positive impact in your group of people? Bring your idea notebook with you and start making a positive change in your local community.
  5. Build Your Network: Startup Weekend works hard to recruit high quality, driven entrepreneurs- like you!
  6. Learn New Skills: With a whole weekend dedicated to letting your creative juices flow, Startup Weekends are perfect opportunities to work on a new platform, learn a new programming language, or give marketing a try.  With nothing to lose there’s no reason not to step outside your comfort zone.
  7. Learn How to Launch a Business (and Actually Do It!): Startup Weekend is the epitome of Lean Startup Methodology.
  8. Mentorship: Local tech and startup leaders participate in Startup Weekends and give feedback to participants. Interact with the movers and shakers in your community.


So come to the event to gain invaluable skills and experience. Also get yourself in a getting work done mood just before the exam season. All while having the awesomest time.
More info Check our links
See you there


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