The Turin edition of Startup Weekend, just recently held from March 22 to 24 at the I3P in Turin, brought together 120 people who collaborated on 13 teams. Each team presented their own original idea, chosen out of the 42 entries showcased on the first day of the event. The coaches supported the ideas presented by allowing each startup to reflect on key areas for their business activity. A jury, comprising, among others, Mario Fontana of the BizSpark program, Simona Bielli of Mind the Bridge, and Davide Dattoli of Talent Garden, voted on the ideas which succeeded over the 54 hours available in creating the most stable and sustainable business models and service demos.
The 13 ideas that made their mark:
- Materest: Simone Borgnese (@pinzer) and his team of eight people have devised an effective method for “making sure you get the right flatmate”. They expect to launch their service following the Startup Weekend, but need to assess the right time to do so. In the meantime, they came in first.
- Shaspace: Claudio Bedino (@claudiobedino4) explored a model that allows people to “discover spaces in their vicinity that offer the services they need”. Despite the fact that it wasn’t mentioned over the two days, the idea is to promote a project that can present a great deal of potential.
- Bubbleness: Matteo Baricco (@matteobaricco) and Andrea Gaiardo (@desingaja) want to “improve user experiences during events, through: social business discovery, internal geolocalization and storage”. They were awarded third place and a trip to Silicon Valley with Mind the Bridge. Check out the other startups in the Italian language version of the report.
Check out the other startups in the Italian language version of the report.