The Teams of SWCHCH 2015

For the third time Startup Weekend was held in Christchurch on May 8th-10th. It was the second time to be held at the Epic Innovation Campus and was a great success. The tickets, usually limited to 80 kept on selling till we closed sales at 100, with several people on waiting list. 86 people attended and Mike Zeff came down from Auckland to facilitate. The mentors this year were:

  • Alan Cox
  • Andrei Link
  • Anna Guenther
  • Ben Reid
  • Daniel Wallace
  • Geoff Brash
  • Kaila Colbin
  • Lenz Gschwendtner
  • Nicolas Erdody
  • Rachel Wright

After over 35 ideas being presented people organised themselves into 13 teams, several of which took pivoting turns and twist over the weekend. On Sunday we headed over to CPIT so the teams could present to the judges. The judges this year were:

  • Benjamin Dellace
  • Colin Andersen
  • Judith Cambridge
  • Raf Manji

More info on the judges can be found on the official Startup Weekend Christchurch Page.

I estimate that we had about 30 additional people purely coming for the presentation, filling up the CPIT lecture hall.

We concluded the weekend by food and drinks at CBD, until the judges came and announced the winner and the two runner ups.

And here are the teams (all info provided by the team themselves):



 

Lago (Winner)
LAGO Logo

Description: 

LAGO is paving the way for trampers, hikers and outdoorspeople to share their knowledge and experiences on one platform, using a smooth, user-friendly map interface. Map out little-known trails manually or via live GPS, post photos and stories, plan your trip from start to finish and gain access to the vast wealth of information available on the NZ outdoors all from one sleek web application.

Our vision is to be the place to go for anyone looking to traverse the NZ outdoors, experienced or not. We are looking to simplify the planning and preparation process of expeditions, by providing easy access to critical safety information, as well as relevant suppliers of gear, accommodation and transport, depending on the adventure you have in mind. LAGO is uncovering the tracks less travelled, and if you’d like to join us, head to lagotlt.co.

Lago Team 2 Lago Team

Team:
  • Fay
  • Jonathan
  • Logan
  • Sheniel
  • Stephen
Website: lagotlt.co
Social Media: Twitter, Facebook
Contact: Email

Nightscape (2nd)

Description: 

even the bouncers couldn’t have told you that

It is an app for the Nightlife industry that solves two key problems

  1. Bars and Nightclubs cannot turn a night around when they need to
  2. Partygoers want the best experience and want to know the hottest places NOW

Through a simple LIVE map, partygoers can see their city and the places that are popular, giving them an unparalleled view of what’s hot and how to get there.

A simple Business interface gives bars and nightclubs the power to send deals INSTANTLY through the NIGHTSCAPE app to entice partygoers to their bars. At the end of a night they can analyse the effectiveness of their decisions with our analytics package.

Team:
  • Alex
  • Ben
  • Joseph
  • Rachael
  • Richard
  • Tom
Website: nightscape.co
Social Media: none
Contact: Email

Intelligent Interiors (3rd)

Description: 

IntelPod is a behaviour aware heatpump controller. It extends the capability of modern behaviors aware technology to already installed heatpumps.

The simplicity of IntelPod is its strength. No installation or programming required. Just put it somewhere close to your current heatpump and use your heatpump as always. IntelPod learns your behaviour and will do the controlling automatically for you.

No more cold breakfast.

Team:
  • Helen
  • Jürgen
  • Kunal
  • Latifah
  • Lisa
  • Muhammad
  • Robert
Website:  http://intelpod.co/
Social Media:  none
Contact: email

The rest of the teams are in alphabetical order:

Cheeseboard

Description: 

The Cheese Board – is a new subscription as a service product that delivers you a monthly platter of curated premium cheeses.

We deliver directly to your workplace, so the cheese is fresh and you don’t have to worry about being in.

We have 2 subscription tiers:
Explorer – lets you experience 3 of our wonderful cheeses ($30/month)
Connoisseur – gets an additional cheese and specialty condiment. Members are also invited to our quarterly cheese board social tasting panel, getting to participate in the cheese selection decision making process for the next few months. ($50/month)

Additionally each pack comes with tasting note cards and our own virtual Maître d’ Fromage content via YouTube, that guides you through your cheese tasting experience.

Team:
  • Alex
  • Andrew
  • James
  • Lucy
  • Melissa
  • Paul
  • Rheuben
Website:  thecheeseboard.co.nz
Social Media:  Twitter
Contact:  email

Crowdie

Description: 

Crowdie connects people looking for help with people offering their skills.
We aim to skip the hassle of finding a business and arranging times by linking you with people in the community who are willing to do the job. On the flipside, Crowdie is a place for people to advertise their skills and make some money on the side doing what they are good at.
Crowdie: Make life easy.

Team:
  • Aleaddin
  • Blake
  • Cade
  • Christian
  • Henry
  • Joe
  • Mitchell
  • Nicola
  • Riria
Website: crowdie.co
Social Media: Twitter
Contact: Email

Food For Good

Description: 

FoodForGood is a social enterprise that connects people with excess food to people who need it.

We are creating a service that deals with fruit wasting in urban backyards during fruiting seasons. It is a social enterprise that connects members of the community and existing social distribution channels with those who’d like to make their fruit available to a good

cause.

Team:
  • Anthony
  • Hemon
  • Jennifer
  • Kerepeti
  • Richard
Website: foodforgood.co
Social Media: Facebook
Contact: only on website

HateIt

Description: 

FlipSide Analytics is a market research company specialised in providing your business with customer demographics and marketing insights around the most disliked or hated companies or websites on the Internet.

We have built built a Hate/Dislike button or “bookmarklet” that allows you to “Hate” or “Dislike” any page on the Internet. You can see how many other people hate this page and the top most hated pages on the Internet.

For our business model, we have a global analytics product that enables you to determine customer pain points broken down by demographics (e.g. Google Analytics for haters). This is available as a subscription service for analysing global trends ($25/week). We also have a branded analytics product which provides a static report ($250) regarding demographics on the haters of your clients/competitors (URL based) and ongoing subscription for access to real-time data ($1000 per month).

No photo available of the team

Team:
  • Chris
  • Craig
  • Sarah
  • Savva
  • William
Website: dislikebutton.co
Social Media: none
Contact: Email

Kinnetic

Description: 

We have created a system which helps companies increase employee interaction to enhance the water-cooler effect. Our system matches two people from targeted groups and automatically sets up and facilitates an online meeting between them.

Our system seamlessly organises these interactions so they can happen more frequently, less disruptively allows us to integrate this behaviour into the culture of your company. This can help companies break down both vertical and horizontal silos and help them onboard new staff..

Team:
  • Dan
  • Dana
  • Gregory
  • Jeff
  • Kate
  • Kevin
  • Matthew
  • Raphael
  • Richard
  • Tess
Website: kinnetic.squarespace.com
Social Media: Facebook
Contact: Email

MatesRates

Description: 

Online peer-to-peer community-based proximity-defined tool renting/letting service.

Team:
  • Paul
  • Rory
  • Sam
  • Pleayo
Website: getmatesrates.co
Social Media: Twitter
Contact: Email

The Missing Link

Description: 

 

No info provided by the team.

Team:
  • Adam
  • Catarina
  • Hannah
  • Lina
  • Ryan
  • Samantha
Website: none
Social Media: none
Contact: Email

Photobomb

Description: 

PhotoBomb is the Uber of sporting event photography – crowd sourcing those “special moment” photographs to give sporting participants a much larger pool of event photos, at a more competitive price.

Team:
  • Alvin
  • Charlie
  • Jon
  • Keron
  • Kip
  • Kyle
  • Tony
Website: photo-bomb.co
Social Media: Facebook
Contact: Email

QuickPay

Description: 

We are QuickPay! Transferring money between friends is hard. We need to either hand over cash in person or use online banking. We believe it should be as simple as sending a text message.

We are creating a service that will enable just that – money transfer via SMS to anyone who has a phone number. We want to change the way small amounts of money is transferred between individuals and small merchants. All it takes to register is a phone number, a credit card and optionally a bank account to receive money.

Team:
  • David
  • Hannes
  • Jonathan
  • Michelle
  • Nicholas
  • Rhys
Website: quickpayofficial.com
Social Media: Twitter
Contact: Email

Tooot

Description: 

ToooT recognises the lack of education around healthy eating choices, particularly for children. We learned from teachers that the #1 way to promote healthy living for viagrasansordonnancefr.com children is through fun, particularly games. In our game, the child will feed their character of choice and level up to receive rewards. These rewards come in the form of countdown dollars for the kids to spent at Countdown.

Team:
  • Andrew
  • Ivan
  • Michelle
  • Peter
  • Rupert
  • Tui
Website: none
Social Media: none
Contact: Email

cover photo credit: Erica Austin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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