Blog by Lydia Morazzani:
130 people, 20 mentors, 15 teams, 54 hours – Startup Magic Happening @MIC Greece
Athens, Greece 4thStartup Weekend Athens, February 10-12, 2012.
©photo by Aurelija Sukeviciute
Friday, February 10, 2012
3:00 pm- Mass Transport strikes create questions as to how attendees will get to the venue. Through Facebook and twitter people connect to carpool and share routes.
5:00pm – on the dot a line forms at the Registration desk
6.30pm- Event begins- SW how –to-rules, talks from organizers and sponsors. This year we co-organized with CoLabWorkspace a co-working space the idea for which sprung from the 2nd SWA.
An inspirational presentation from Babelverse.com about the year following the 3rd SWA ,the implementation of their idea, and the experience of participating and winning the 3rd place at the Paris LeWeb’11 Startup Competition… and yes they actually came to participate…again.
7.00pm- Pitches begin- long line forms, the auditorium is buzzing with ideas. Will they convince and manage to recruit a team? At the end of the pitches the walls are full of ideas and attendees are asked to vote with post-its on their favorite ideas…
15 teams take shape…
The weekend begins!
Saturday & Sunday, 11-12 February 2012
Saturday and Sunday the teams work on their projects with the help of technical, business, legal and VC mentors.
The 15 ideas that formed are the following:
Sunday night… by far the most difficult time of any Startup Weekend. Time to decide the winners.