Cambridge Startup Weekend set to find next generation of tech success stories


Tickets are close to selling out for the first ever Cambridge Startup Weekend, which takes place this coming weekend, beginning on Friday 11th March 2011. An intensive 54 hour event, it will bring together software developers, web and graphics designers, marketers, business people and students to learn, build applications, develop a commercial case around them and have fun while doing it. At the end of the process, a high level judging panel will choose a winning project which will be eligible for further mentoring, coaching and the chance to pitch for funding.

Happening at the St John’s Innovation Centre, it is set to be an incredibly successful event, with:

  • The winning team receiving the chance to be coached by, and pitch to, the London branch of international angel investment network, the Keiretsu Forum
  • Special awards for exciting and innovative projects in the healthcare and wireless sectors
  • World class speakers including Professor Alan Barrell and Dr Shailendra Vyakarnam, and successful entrepreneurs Billy Boyle and Jamie Urquhart.
  • A prestigious judging panel, chaired by Neil Davidson, co-founder of Red Gate Software
  • 15 experienced mentors on hand to share their expertise and skills in the areas of mobile, marketing, web, digital and business development
  • The opportunity to network with attendees from as far afield as Helsinki, Amsterdam and Edinburgh, Berlin, Poland and India.
  • For the first time, a share of the proceeds from the event will remain in Cambridge to be used as a legacy to support local startups

Currently 70 attendees have signed up for the event, with limited space for more to bring both their ideas and skills to unleash the next generation of Cambridge success.  But don’t delay – book now as tickets are close to selling out – with Wednesday 9th March the last day they will be on sale.

“We’ve been overwhelmed by the positive reaction to the first ever Cambridge Startup Weekend, with speakers, mentors, sponsors and judges all clamouring to be part of the event,” said Mauro Ciaccio, co-organiser of the Cambridge Startup Weekend. “There’s still space for attendees to sign up – so whether you are a programmer, designer, marketer, business person or student get on and buy your ticket before it is too late. It promises to be an epic weekend and a chance to have fun and be involved in taking incredibly interesting ideas to the next level.”