Last years startup team profile (Bookmarco)

Last years Startup Weekend saw some great teams created. We have reached out to a few of them to tell you their story via five quick questions. Here is the first of a few posts profiling the new startups.

1)    Hit us with your 10 second pitch

Bookmarco is a team collaboration and unique bookmarking extension tool for Google Chrome with advanced link sharing abilities.

2)    How did Startup Weekend help you get your idea launched

Startup weekend helped put a small team in place to being the design and development process.  The weekend also helped develop the idea from just a standard bookmarking tool into a much more powerful team collaboration tool.

3)    where are you a year down the line

Sadly we decided not to continue with the project after the startup
weekend due to other commitments from team members, however we have
worked together on other projects and have been great contacts for one
another.

4)    what’s your advice to people thinking of going

I would advise anyone thinking of going to book a ticket before it sells out.  The weekend will give you a feel of what it really takes to start a technology business.  There are people of all abilities and skills available to collaborate and this weekend will bring valuable experience that people can take away and apply to many different areas of their life, whether it is a current job, university studies or even their own business moving forward.

5)    what was your best start up weekend memory

My favourite memory of the startup weekend is definitely the Friday night feeling.  Everyone is anxious, excited and enjoying the free beer & pizza.  The initial 60 second pitches can be very entertaining and this helps relax the mood and bring everyone together from the off.
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Take a look at their website to find out more about them http://www.bookmar.co/







Global Startup Battle 2014 in Wales for Global Entrepreneurship Week

If you want to launch your new business globally in one weekend this years Startup Weekend in Swansea is the only place in Wales to do it. We are again part of the Global Startup Battle http://www.globalstartupbattle.co/

The prizes last year were in excess of $10,000 and the PR was amazing. Last year the womans circle was won by Swansea business adlet

https://blog.up.co/2013/12/18/the-winner-of-global-startup-battles-womens-circle-powered-by-coca-cola-is-adlet/

This year every team at the weekend in November will get a professional pitch video to enter the global battle 2014 with. The team can then use that video on their website and in any other way to promote their business.

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Last years startup team profile (XD Studios)

Last years Startup Weekend saw some great teams created. We have reached out to a few of them to tell you their story via five quick questions. Here is the first of a few posts profiling the new startups.

1)    Hit us with your 10 second pitch

XD Studios is 3D Animation and Game Development Company based in Swansea South Wales. We are a team of passionate developers and artists driven by a desire to create engaging and unique digital content. Our passion  and the willingness to collaborate and work alongside as many different clients as we can has led us to work with many strong brands including Jaaks Pacific and Disney. We are currently developing our own IP’s in-house Street Fist 2 and Gone Huntin’  both due for release pre-Christmas on PC and mobile.

2)    How did Startup Weekend help you get your idea launched

We competed at 2013’s Start up weekend and the whole team can’t speak highly enough of it. It was the catalyst that took us from talking about our idea, to actually going for it and founding XD. Simply put without the weekend, the support we received at it and the support and community we’ve been privy to since, we would have struggled to get off the ground.

3)    where are you a year down the line

One year down the line we’ve established ourselves within the Welsh Games scene, and built up a considerable following and community. We’ve exhibited at international conferences( GDC in San Francisco) and have released  numerous small scale titles.  We’ve learned a tonne and are looking forward to the road ahead.

4)    what’s your advice to people thinking of going

Do it!  Especially if your just coming from uni etc. You will make mistakes and you might not succeed but its an amazing experience and you will learn more in 12 months of entrepreneurship then in 2, 3 4 years as a junior somewhere.

5)    what was your best start up weekend memory

The Banter!  seriously though , the weekend itself was great fun, even if you strip away its competition, it’s still a great thing to do in order to meet loads of passionate and like minded people!
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Take a look at their website to find out more about them www.xd-studios.com