SW London @ The Telegraph less then 10 days away!


Startup Weekend @ The Telegraph is less then 10 days away! We have been busy working on making this the best Startup Weekend ever and want to share with you some exciting news.

For this event we have the pleasure of being sponsored by General Assembly. During Internet Week General Assembly are putting on an incredible 6-day programme in London called The European Buffet. Featuring world-renown experts in tech (think IDEO, Air B’nB, SoundCloud and more), GA are giving away the following amazing prizes to their exclusive course:

  • 1st place winners of SW receive free week-long tickets, including invites to exclusive breakfasts and the closing party at The Hoxton Hotel.
  • 2nd place winners win one free day ticket to the GA European Buffet and an invite to the closing party at The Hoxton Hotel.

We also proud to announce Palantir will be partnering with us. Palantir build software that allows organizations to make sense of massive amounts of disparate data. Their services are particularly relevant for this edition which offers many oportunities for those interested in utilizing large amounts of information.

Currently we are short-listing our panel of judges and mentors, but can already confirm four prestigious experts in the world of tech: Edward Roussel Executive Editor of Digital at The Telegraph Media Group and Matt Simpson Head of Strategy & Operations at Google EMEA will be heading the jury while Kam Star Founder of Digital Shoredtich and Philipp Moerhing Principal at SeedCamp will be availble for mentoring.

And if that weren’t enough awesome-ness, Startup Weekend is also providing a free workshop on Big Data given by import.io and Entrepreneurs FirstImport.io are the experts on how to use data best to your advantage and will be explaining how easy it is to incorporate their API into your web service or application. This pre-event is also an opportunity to get a head start on networking, including meeting the team from Entrepreneurs First who have for objective to select top talent from across the nation and help them launch tech companies with huge growth potential. EF is for young men and women with the ambition and ability to build something big, bad, and bold. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet them!

Lastly, this same evening we will be holding a pitch-training session to help you sharpen your presentation skills. This will make all the difference in terms of maximizing the potential of the weekend to come and is just another reason why you can’t miss it!

The function will take place Friday November 2 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm at Google Campus and is reserved exclusively for all attendees of Startup Weekend @ The Telegraph.