Archive for March, 2011


Startup Weekend – Results

The first Cambridge Start-up Weekend proved to be a great success!

More than 90 delegates took part and 45 innovative ideas were pitched, of those 17 went forward to be developed further.

The standard of entries was so high that the judging panel decided to create an additional prize for ‘Social Enterprise’.

The overall winners were Lessonista ( an on-line resource sharing tool for English literature teachers.

Details of the other teams & products that were short-listed can be found here…

and here…

Kolila are looking forward to being part of the next Cambridge Start-up event!

Startup Weekend ‐ Cambridge

Cambridge Start-up Weekend, the first event of its kind to be held in Cambridge, is taking place on 11-13 March at St Johns Innovation Centre.

The aim of this intense, 3 day event is to bring talented people together in teams to exchange ideas and skills, with a view to building a web or mobile application, which could form the basis of a credible business.

A panel of judges, from many local businesses, will decide on the winning team.

The winning team will then have the chance to be coached by, and pitch to the Keiretsu Forum, the world’s largest angel investor network.

There are specialist awards for innovative healthcare and wireless related projects.

Kolila’s CEO, Simon Kingston is supporting this event by being a mentor, and offering his expertise in the wireless sector to help teams bring their skills and ideas together. There will be a special award, sponsored by Business Weekly, for the best wireless idea generated at the event. The winners of which will receive additional mentoring and support.

For more information about this event and how to buy tickets visit… or