Startup Weekend Connected Home London
Friday, September 23 - 25, 2016
Friday, September 23 - 25, 2016
Event starts at 6:30 pm
4-5 Bonhill St
Lets build the home of tomorrow, today!
- Do you seek knowledge and want to meet other like-minded people interested in the Connected Home market?
- Do you have an idea you want to execute?
- Do you want to get hands-on and learn about business design, marketing research and developing a prototype?
- Do you want to get mentoring from experts in their field and industry insiders?
- Do you want to start building your future in just 54 hours?
Then grab your ticket to Startup Weekend Connected Home London, and join the global Startup Weekend Family!
All start-ups will have the opportunity to enter the EDF Energy Blue Lab challenge (www.bluelab.uk) and winners of the start-up weekend will be offered a mentoring and coaching session with the Blue Lab team.
What is connected home?
The rapid advancements in networking technologies such as superfast broadband and wi-fi have made possible for home devices to be connected with consumers via apps as well as directly with other home devices. There are three major segments in connected home market: remote home security, remote home control market and smart home.
PwC predicts that the connected home market could be worth almost US$150 billion globally by 2020, representing 35% average annual growth over this period. Today less than 5% in Europe and US are currently using home automation, monitoring and energy management solutions, but 35% are interested. The Gartner Group has predicted that by 2020 the average home will have more than 500 connected devices (from washing machines to light bulbs).
More about Startup Weekend:
All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54-hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback. Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a co-founder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic, but fun, world of startups. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now for the best weekend of your life!
More about Blue Lab:
Blue Lab, EDF’s innovation accelerator aims to make customers’ lives easier through innovation and brings together people with skills and expertise from across the business, and beyond, to help accelerate innovation.
More about EDF Energy Pulse Innovation Challenge:
The EDF Energy Pulse Awards promotes innovation and contributes to the developments of the future. EDF Energy’s ' goal is to showcase and provide tangible support to start-ups that are helping to shape that future. There are 4 innovation challenges for 2016: Connected home and business, Inspiring young people into STEM, Data solutions for health and safety at work and Monitoring and inspection solutions for energy generation assets.
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I can lead the creative process through ideation to concept development and design, owning each stage with an attention to detail and a confidence which encourages collaboration and supports a groups development. A natural story teller, I understand how to communicate and engage with viewers through creative content and design in a world where digital is ubiquitous.
Most recently my work has been focused on creative strategy, human-centered design, and promoting diversity and equality in the creative industry. I have a drive to develop by skills and work within an organisation that believes in the importance of creating a strong team culture. Energy, humour, generosity and commitment underpin my approach. I am self aware, resourceful and curious, and seek opportunities to extend my creative life and learning.
She was named 2nd in Top 100 Internet of Things Thought Leaders (Onalytica, 2014) and in the Top 100 Influencial Tech Women on Twitter (Business Insider, 2014).
She is the founder of the Good Night Lamp, connected lamps for your global friends and family.
She is also the Director of designswarm a strategic consultancy focusing on the internet of things. Some of her clients include BBC R&D, Nokia, British Gas, EDF R&D and British Telecom.
She was co-founder and CEO of Tinker London, a smart product design studio. Tinker was the first distributor of the Arduino platform in the UK.
She has been running the London Internet of Things meetup since 2011, one of the largest meetups on that topic in the world.
Her work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Victoria & Albert Museum and galleries around the world.
Coaches and Mentors
He is currently Currently CEO and Cofounder of OWLR, a video security monitoring company focusing on user privacy and access control for home and storefront security.
He launched Fiat eco:Drive, the first Connected Car product to track your driving and help improve your fuel efficiency. He helped Nike transform their business for the Social Media age by introducing them to stealth startup Sprinklr, and he’s been an advisor to the charity platform Believe.in.
He’s recently been focused on the consumer IoT Connected Home and FinTech space, and joined R/GA in April 2014 to lead the charge in Business Transformation and R/GA’s Accelerator program across EMEA, recently announcing RGA’s IoT Venture Studio UK, it’s first program outside of the US (http://rgaiot.com).
She has worked across multiple sectors bringing the best design experience in entertainment, financial services, health, publishing, retail, consumer goods, fashion and telecommunications and worked for various brands including Unilever, Nestle, Lloyds Banking Group and Deutsche Bank.
She has also been a guest lecturer at UAL, London College of Communication for MA Interaction Design.
She is highly interested in the relationship between people and technology mainly from a design and user-centered perspective. Her research paper was on Internet of Things and how the theories and practices of interaction design can inform their making in order to achieve more humane future products.
Rania has held a Global role at Unilever UK as a UI/UX Designer, specialised in Data Visualisation and she is currently a Visual Interaction Designer at IBM Interactive Experience in the London Design Studio.
Benjamin Maugain is Technical Project Manager at Cyber-Duck, a leading full service digital agency. He translates client requirements into high-quality digital solutions, applying extensive expertise in full stack web development.Benjamin has taught workshops at the BBC’s ‘Future is Now’ events, Mozilla Festival, and at the London College of Communication. His sessions are infused with an experimental passion for the Internet of Things: exploring animal robotics, connecting clocks to social updates, and more. With a colleague, he won the last Barclay's hackathon with a connected piggy bank project.Recently, he’s been nominated for the ‘Techie of the Year’ at the prestigious Wirehive 100 Awards.
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Connected Home London team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
Learn how to become a sponsor here.
Startup Weekend London is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here
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