Posts Tagged ‘startup weekend’

Designers, developers and marketing professionals are invited to attend the first Startup Weekend (SW) event to come to Edinburgh!

Following a successful SW event in Glasgow earlier this year, enthusiastic calls were made for the same to take place in Edinburgh; and the European coordinator of SW contacted us at StartupCafe to see if we’d be interested in organising the first Edin event.

Over the last couple of months, past SW participants Richard, Kate Ho and I have been busy putting the organisational infrastructure in place and are pleased to see things shaping up quite nicely.  The event will be held 16th – 18th Nov 2012. (more…)

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I’m at Startup Weekend London and have joined a team called Gameippy! We’re trying to build a startup in one weekend and could do with some support in terms of feedback, twitter follows (@gameippy) and facebook ‘likes’.  I’ll be posting updates on Startupcafe and on our twitter throughout the weekend – any feedback or messages of support will be gratefully received!

Gameippy.com is a portal where consumers can find fun games to play to win discounts and prizes from their favourite brands!

It is also a platform for brands to engage innovatively with consumers and deliver promotions through mobile games.

Why should brands use our platform as opposed to only their website?

  • For exposure to a greater audience than just those that would normally visit their websites
  • To cultivate goodwill with customers by engaging with them in a fun and rewarding way
  • Players will be able to share the games they like with their friends
  • Players can rate games resulting in rankings that show companies how they are performing
  • Companies will be able to ‘feature’ their games

Wanted: we need some feedback from companies, and agencies who are responsible for delivering campaigns for big brands.  Please spend 60 seconds to answer a few questions:


Thanks folks!  🙂

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Dear StartupCafe readers,

You’ve been selected for a personal invite because someone here thinks you’re awesome.

And I’m sure you have a lot going on, and little time for random invites to amazing events.

SO, to be quick, we have a really WOW! Conference this Friday for anyone interested in biz, tech, or starting companies.

And then we have a WOW! Weekend where we’re going to create new startup companies using ideas from attendees and your mad skills – whether you’re into business, design, development, marketing, or nunchuck.

You will end the weekend feeling ON TOP OF THE WORLD.

You can still sign up, but hurry because we’re going to fill up – we just hope we fill up with people like YOU!!

Registration: http://edinburgh.launch48.com/tickets/

See you there,

StartupCafe & your Launch48 fan club

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Here at Startup Cafe we’ve been getting geared up and really excited about the upcoming Launch48 event! We’ve been talking to everyone about it and even got the folks at the Guardian excited too! But we know that a few people have been a little confused or might not quite understand what the weekend entails. So, since we know you are all busy people, Jess and Hilary have done two very short videos to explain the weekend and also answer your frequently asked questions. Enjoy!

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We’ve had a fantastic response to the Launch48 event we’re helping organise at the end of October, so thanks very much for the enthusiasm. The speakers, mentors, and participants are all looking ace!

Just a quick reminder for anyone else waiting to buy tickets – today’s the last day you can get them at discounted price of £5 for the Conference and £29.95/19.95 for the Weekend (click here to book now). Why pay more when you can pay less? Ok, sorry, I couldn’t contain flashbacks to an old Payless Shoes commercial…

As a refresher, (more…)

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