A panel of experienced judges with startup and investment experience. They are waiting to see what Norwich can do!
54 Hours of Startup Action. Have you got what it takes?
All our best local entrepreneurs, business & tech leaders are here to guide you along your way. Your success is their success. Make it happen together.
We have amazing sponsorship from companies and organisations that want to make Norwich a Tech success.
It's happening again!
Calling all software developers, hackers, designers, entrepreneurs, marketers, students, product managers and business people!
After the roaring success of Sync the City 2014, SyncNorwich & UEA are again bringing it to you this autumn. Sync the City 2015 is a 54 Hour event during which groups of developers, business managers, startup enthusiasts, marketing gurus, graphic artists and more pitch ideas for new startup companies. For a flavour of last year, please see the 2014 event site, videos and photos.
You will form teams around those ideas and develop a working prototype and demo, and present to a panel of judges.
This is more than your average Hackathon. It’s a 3 day frenzy of Startup building that could win you and your team £4,000 in cash prizes (£3,000 Judges winner and £1,000 peoples choice), as well as sales training from Sandler Training, 1 year deskspace at Whitespace and business consulting from Norfolk Network.
Come and experience what it’s like to work in a tech startup for 3 days - for fun, or maybe even for profit! For some background details about what to expect at the event, see our blog post on Norfolk TechJournal.
Tickets are £45 (£25 for students) and they include food and drink for the entire event. For enquiries contact SyncNorwich@gmail.com
Jon is the Managing Director of TechStars in London. Previously Jon was the co-founder and CEO of Springboard. Jon loves to help start-ups and their founders achieve their true potential. Over the last 2 years, Jon acted as an advisor to many other multi-company accelerators from Montreal to Moscow. Since launching Europe’s first bootcamp accelerator in 2009 - The Difference Engine – he helped to launch Springboard now based in Cambridge and London. In addition, he has also founded ignite100, a re-invention of the Difference Engine, that combines a 13 week accelerator with follow on funding of up to £100k per team and Startup Wise Guys in Estonia, Eleven in Bulgaria and TexDrive in Moscow. In a previous life, Jon trained as an accountant with Arthur Andersen, and subsequently has worked in various start-ups and turnarounds. He has worked in London, throughout Europe, Australia and also the United States.
Juliana Meyer is founder and CEO of SupaPass, a digital music platform giving music superfans VIP access to their favourite bands. SupaPass gives labels and artists a smart way to monetise their digital content, unlocking new revenue streams and amplifying their reach. Started from a bedroom in Norwich, SupaPass is working with some of the UK’s biggest global music artists and has received international recognition including being named “Best European Startup” by SXSW Hatch. SupaPass gives each artist a home where superfans can be together and share the passion. Superfans are first in line, rewarded with exclusive opportunities, and recognised as important in the success of the artist’s career. They finally find everything in one place and never miss out again. Juliana is an award-winning songwriter and performer, trained with an Oxford Engineering Degree, and set up her first business at the age of 16.
Grant founded Liquid 11 Ltd in 2002 as a technology company that centres on the telecommunications industry. Early days were all about perseverance and innovations, investing significant time and money into creating products and services that are not only useful to businesses but also real value for money for customer. This ethos has continued throughout the life of the business and at the heart of everything is value for the customer. The flagship product – SwitchboardFREE - created 10 years ago to assist businesses of all sizes manage their calls and ensure they never miss a call again, has over 50,000 registered users, boasting customers such as Groupon, Porsche and Tesco. Grant’s passion and desire to investigate into emerging technologies has led the business to offer a diverse range of products and services over the years. Significant growth has allowed the Company to diversify its offering from call management, contact centres, bill payment methods, DVD sales and distribution through to tools for call centres and more recently office space for technical companies. We even have ideas around protein production from flies…Yuck! Grant’s talents were nurtured in sales and marketing, but over the years he has worked in sales, technical and training across a number of industries. In total, nearly a thirty year career, selling amongst other things cars and hair products, ringtones and property before entering the world of telecoms. There is no rest for Grant at the weekends, as he can normally be found at on the Norfolk Boards or at sea enjoying water sports with his young family.
Neil founded Proxama in 2005 (then called Glue4 Technologies). The business focused on creating services that link people and brands using consumer technologies. In 2008, the company was rebranded as Proxama with a focus on the applications of mobile, smartcard and NFC technologies. Neil passionately believes in using emerging technologies to create valuable services for people. Prior to founding Proxama, Neil ran a division of a niche consultancy, Consult Hyperion, where he led the systems implementation teams for a number of ground breaking products including Vodafone’s m-Pesa, MasterCard’s PayPass, Sky and Barclaycard’s SkyCard and American Express Blue card. Neil has a MEng and DPhil from York University and is a Chartered Engineer. Any precious time at home is split between renovating an old property and enjoying life with his wife and three young children.
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