Seedhack ver. 1.0


Seedhack


Back in early June, we shared our idea behind seedhack. Our idea is simple, what if we could combine top-notch hackers with leaders from across different companies? What if we could bring talented developers from all over Europe to create innovative solutions for organizations or sectors that desperately need them? Could this format potentially form great new startups that address untapped needs?

Well, Seedcamp would like to find out, and to do that, and thanks to our event sponsors, The London Business SchoolFacebook, and .me Domains, we’re going to be running our first seedhack event on September 23rd-25th at the London Business School campus. We plan on bringing companies, startups, and developers together to find out if something great will come out of it. It’s for the community and it’s totally free to attend and participate (space permitting).

READ THIS UPDATE: We’ve just posted the event’s FAQ. 

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST: Registration for the inaugural Seedhack is now closed, however register your interest here and we’ll let you know when applications for the next Seedhack event open. 

How will this work?

The schedule of events is outlined further below, however the rough idea is as follows:

On Friday, everyone will meet up to hear some talks led by company leaders who will either talk about problems plaguing their industry as a whole or their company’s value chain in particular. The idea is to catalyze thinking around how we could, in aggregate, solve these problems. However, you are more than welcome to hack around any industry, topic, or idea you may have. Our confirmed speakers so far include Vladimir Oane, founder of Ubervu, on Big Data and Mohammad Al-Ubaydli, founder of Patients Know Best, on Technology in Healthcare

Shortly after the talks, we will have a brief overview of some of the other companies that are attending and have APIs which could be of use for the development of any of the ideas that people may come up with. We plan to have these engineers around throughout the weekend to help out with any integration issues.

Once all presentations are finished, we will have some networking time for people to freely discuss any ideas with the speakers or others before presenting any potential ideas to the general group. We will then have two Idea Presentation and Discussion sessions. During these sessions, people with ideas will present them to the whole audience and then people will join these individuals to form groups to discuss and work on the idea before having an opportunity to perhaps move to another group after a second set of Idea Presentations 30min later. Ideally, teams are made up of no more than 5 collaborators and involve folks from different disciplines to result in a fully fleshed out project.

Once teams have been formed for the evening, everyone is free to either stay at our location or move anywhere else to work on their idea for the Sunday presentations. On Saturday, we will have mentors around to answer questions around business and API related issues.

Lastly, on Sunday, we will be having our presentation event where all companies will showcase their efforts.

The format for the weekend will be:

Friday

Start

End

Duration

Description

17:30

18:00

00:30

Registration

18:00

18:10

00:10

Introduction

18:10

19:40

01:30

Tech Presentations (APIs, etc)

19:40

20:40

01:00

Teammaking

20:40

23:00

02:20

Group Finalization & Start Hacking

Saturday

Start

End

Duration

Description

10.00

10:30

00:30

Coffee

10:30

12:30

02:00

Hacking

13:00

14.00

01:00

Lunch available

14.00

16.00

02:00

Hacking – and mentors on site

19:00

20:00

01:00

Pizza!

20.00

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Late

Hack until late

Sunday

Start

End

Duration

Description

10.00

10:30

00:30

Coffee

10:30

12:30

02:00

Hacking

12:30

13:00

00:30

Working lunch – Time to complete final touches

15:00

16:00

02:00

Pitch training and presentations

16.00

16:30

00:30

Wrap up

Who Should Apply?

The purpose of this event is hopefully to create new, really innovative startups and product & solutions. As such, if you are an idea person, a developer, or have some skillset that is useful for a new company, then you are the right person!

However, please note that this isn’t an event designed to cater to existing startups that want to hire developers, please go to our friends at the Silicon Milk Roundabout for that. Additionally, if you are already employed, but want to start a new company anyway, just make sure that you are not bound by any non-compete or other intellectual property limitations.

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Comments

  1. registration form doesn’t work (at least on Chrome)

  2. Love it. Sounds a lot like what we do at in50hrs. The energy of the event is rather addictive. Would love to know how it goes. Wishing you guys the awesome best.

  3. Since I don’t see any mention of it on the site, I presume the event will be free of charge?

  4. Since I don’t see any mention of it on the site, I presume the event will be free of charge?

  5. Trine moore says:

    hearing about seedcamp now at turin festival edinburgh,goood….
    for whom

  6. Trine moore says:

    hearing about seedcamp now at turin festival edinburgh,goood….
    for whom

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