Startup Weekend is an intense 54 hour event which focuses on building a web or mobile application which could form the basis of a credible business over the course of a weekend. The weekend brings together people with different skillsets - primarily software developers, graphics designers and business people - to build applications and develop a commercial case around them.
The winner takes all prizes and his name is ScatchApp – turning free-hand drawings into digitally meaningful data). Congratulations for jury, mentors and users choice award. Good luck in Spain and we hope in Sillicon Valley in near future! Runner-up recognized by jury is Sportfolio – one stop online place for sport passionates. Best for your new startup life from SWSZ Team.
For those of you arriving (or still considering if to arrive) from other cities, have a quick look at the information regarding train/bus connections and prices:
From Berlin There’s a train connection operated by Deutsche Bahn (for fares please check http://www.bahn.de). Now you can purchase a discount ticket for €10 one way (more information here http://www.berlin-stettin-ticket.de) and the travel takes only 2 hours.
You can also use shuttle busses operating from Berlin airports and city center (ZOO and Ostbahnhof) with a direct connection to Szczecin (for fares please check http://interglobus.pl). This connection is recommended for everyone planning to arrive to Berlin by plane and use bus/train to continue travelling to Szczecin.
From Cologne There’s a train connection operated by Deutsche Bahn (for fares please check http://www.bahn.de). You can also purchase a discount ticket from Berlin to Szczecin for €10 one way (more information here http://www.berlin-stettin-ticket.de) and this travel takes 2 hours. You can also use shuttle busses operating from Berlin city center (ZOO and Ostbahnhof) with a direct connection to Szczecin (for fares please checkhttp://interglobus.pl).
From Warsaw There’re plenty of connections (to be checked here http://rozklad-pkp.pl), with the cheapest InterREGIO trains among them for 52 zł one way (includingrecommended REGIOexpres with free wifi to work during a ride). It takes approx. 6 hours to get to Szczecin from Warsaw.
Also plenty of connections, and similarly as from Warsaw, with the cheapest InterREGIO trains among them for 37,50zł one way (including recommended REGIOexpres with free wifi). It takes only 2,5 hours to get to Szczecin from Poznan.
There’re a couple of direct, TLK trains for 53zł one way. It takes approx. 4,5 hours to get to Szczecin from Tricity.
Similarly like from Tricity, there’re a couple of direct, TLK trains for 57zł one way. The cheapest ticket though is 35,70zł one way for a REGIO train, though taking 8 hours to arrive… With direct TLK trains it takes approx. 5,5 hours to get to Szczecin from Wroclaw.
SeedRocket SeedRocket is a startup accelerator, offering funding, mentoring and training services for entrepreneurs running technology-based startups. How it can help you:Get access to investors and business angels with a strong focus on technology-based startups at a seed stage. Learn from the associated mentors, experts and serial entrepreneurs. Share knowledge and workspace with other entrepreneurs. The Deal: The winning team will be granted with 1 month of incubation in SeedRocket’s premises in Barcelona, including full access to its mentors and networking opportunities. All costs of travelling, board and accommodation will be covered.
Additionally you will be granted with the following benefits provided by our partners (updating in progress)
Enables group collaboration with its web application joining social collaboration tools with online project management. How it can help you:Get access to activity streams, threaded conversations and commenting, inbox management and alerts, RSS feeds and well anything that makes it easier to quickly see and address what is going on in your tasks and projects. The Deal: Free Basic license valid for 1 year, worth $348, for each participant. The winning team will be granted with permanent licenses of a Basic package!
12designer It’s a crowdsourcing portal for creative tasks: naming, slogans, logos, flyers, websites, audio and video clips, among other possibilities. How it can help you:Access the network of more than 15,000 designers finding a creative solution for your task. The Deal:Every team will be offered a discount code to post its project task for free. The winning team will additionally be offered credits worth €250to build its project logo.
Empathy – technological-business audit of your project worth over 1000 euro
Academic Entrepreneurship Incubators – 3 months of preincubation service including for 2 winning teams: office access, invoicing/accounting and other service to test your business without setting up a company and lower cost of running business
Adtaily.pl – free advertising campaign worth about 300 euro
Consileon – development consulting service 20h valued 600 euro
Brand24.pl – two 12 months subscription for monitoring your brand in internet/social media
Unizeto Technologies – TrustedSSL certificates for 3 winning startups and CommercialSSL certificates for rest of projects
Betali.st – priority listing to get more beta users
Amazon Web Services AWS provides a reliable, easy-to-scale, pay-as-you-use computing platform “in the cloud.” How it can help you:Run your application on the AWS infrastructure. Scale up or down as needed. Pay only for what you use. The Deal:Every team will get $50 AWS credits during Startup Weekend event and the winning team will get an extra $200 in credits.
Microsoft Bizspark It’s a global program designed to help accelerate the success of early stage startups. How it can help you:Receivefree Microsoft software including MS Office, access to development tools & free use of the cloud computing product Azure (up to $150/month). Additionally, business & technical training is offered and support & promotion of your startup through various programs. The Deal:Free service – you can sign up once your startup is formed.
Twillio Twilio provides a web service API for businesses to provide scalable, reliable communications for your application. How it can help you:Use it to power text messages and phone calls in your application. The Deal:Each team will get at least $50 in Twillio credits.