First ever Startup Weekend Glasgow – A big success


Thanks to everyone who made this event a success! The amazing mentors who were so giving of their time, our hosts for the weekend Entrepreneurial Spark and the sponsors who made it all possible.

Here is a list of the winning teams and their prizes:

Most Likely to Make a Million

Join Entrepreneurial Spark Glasgow hatchery. Office space, telecoms, mentoring and so much more.

Winner: PostPod – solving personal postage woes. Providing a simple, safe and affordable way to send belongings home via our automated postage kiosks during airport security checks

Most Likely to Get Investment

6 months accountancy package with business formation from Key Professional Partnership.

Winner: Gifty – your friends, the perfect gifts. The best way of taking guess work out of buying gifts for your close ones: Gifty lets you organize and collaborate on gift buying by making use of your friends’ Amazon Wishlist information and their Facebook likes.

Most Innovative Prize

Professional overview film of the product by Glasgow based award winning video production company 29 Studios

Winner: Appurchase – the m-commerce solution for retailers. Brings the simplicity of e-commerce into the store by enabling the consumers mobile device to be the point of sale.

Best Technical Implementation

Technical consultancy to from boutique software development house Level Up

Winner: VegPin – Helping vegans find quality food. Helpful app providing a clear concise way for vegans to find quality food.

Best Use of Real Time

Gold package from Pusher, the realtime API.

Winner: Sport Hack – Bring hacking to sports, competition to hacking. SportHack is an national event for sports related hardware and software hacks to compete against each other at a live final.

Most Ambitiously Entrepreneurial Idea

Mystery prize provided by GRA (PS it’s awesome)

Winner: PostPod

People’s Choice Award

Bespoke item added to the collection of WallaBee, the location check in game. Most tweets win!

Winner: Xtribe – Right here, right now, find your tribe. Ever needed a last minute sports-buddy? X-tribe is an online platform that matches adventurous people through their sport, location and skills.

Stay tuned for more information on the next Startup Weekend Glasgow.