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Mountbatten Building 59 - University of Southampton

Startup Weekend is an awesome experiential learning opportunity that brings together people from all backgrounds and experiences to build concepts into minimum viable products in just 54 hours.

Pitch, test, validate, business model, design and build an idea in just one weekend. Whether you want to crash test an idea of your own or work on somebody else's idea, this test of your problem solving, team working and creativity skills is a fast-paced, fun event packed full of learning and the opportunity to meet some awesome new people.

Beautiful, interesting, awesome ideas are brought to life at Startup Weekend. Be a part of that creation.

Startup Weekend is for everyone – a dream team typically involves a mix of ages, genders, nationalities and backgrounds. You do NOT have to be a student to attend Startup Weekend and, in fact, many attendees aren’t.

You’ll have access to expert coaches throughout the weekend, as well as great workshops, fab venues, and a whole load of delicious local food to keep you fueled.

As well as all that, you will also have the opportunity to pitch and demo your product to a panel of judges on the Sunday. But no pressure – Startup Weekend aims to create teams, not startups.

Come find your co-founder, create something beautiful, build something amazing.

Golden Sponsors
Silver Sponsors

Chris Wade

Director Venture Capital Unit at UKTI   |   LinkedIn

Chris advises UK Government on building a world-class entrepreneurial eco- system in the UK though incremental international investment.

Simon Cox

Director of the Microsoft High Performance Centre

Simon is a Director of the Microsoft High Performance Centre. He holds over £5m in research grants and industrial sponsorship. He has published over 50 papers and regularly speaks at prestigious national and international conferences.


Caleb Storkey


Caleb Storkey is an inspirational entrepreneur, speaker and writer. Caleb educates businesses and organisations on current leadership, social media and entrepreneurial issues. He established and grew a property company from scratch to a £6m business, with 50 staff.



Lucy Wallace


Jakub Misiorny

Real Time Applications

Jakub currently works in the ALRT team within Bloomberg's Real Time Applications group.

Jonathan Pink

Bloomberg Senior Software Developer

A Senior Software Developer and Team Leader in Bloomberg's London Fixed Income Electronic Trading and FX group.

Helen Sheehan

Bloomberg SSEOMS Group

Kassem Wridan

Mobile App R&D

iPhone and iPad Bloomberg app R&D Mobile group

Alejandro Saucedo
Ali Amouzadeh
Izidor Flajsman


May 3
  • Registration Starts
  • Dinner & Networking
  • Welcome & Speakers
  • Pitches Start
  • Attendees vote for the top ideas
  • Teams start forming and discussing ideas
  • Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow


May 4
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend
  • Lunch
  • Call for needs & skills
  • Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!
  • Dinner
  • Mid weekend check-in, status reports, call for help
  • Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow


May 5
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Call for help (this is self motivated, so don’t be shy)
  • Lunch
  • Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS
  • Gut check. Start prepping for presentations
  • Dinner
  • Judging & awards
  • Wrapup
  • Go home!
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