Posted on Monday 16 April 2012 by Ulster Business


Designers, engineers and marketers are being invited to take part in a unique event this weekend which will challenge them to develop a product and pitch to investors - with only 28 hours from demo to pitch!

Taking place on 21st and 22nd April at the offices of Gogamingo in the Pump House at the Northern Ireland Science Park, SpringUp ( is based on the AngelHack 2011 model. It will see as many as 30 people compete in teams for a range of prizes including cash and membership to new co-working space Farset Labs.

There will be morning talks preaching the benefits of the 'Lean Startup' methodology, a mentor support session in the afternoon, and a pitching session to conclude the competition. All attendees should leave exhausted but with a great feeling of accomplishment and equipped with new knowledge, skills and friends, be encouraged to grow their startup.

Those who attend will get the chance to meet co-founders and like-minded people; create a startup and pitch in a friendly environment; test their skills; and get to know the community that will support them.

Lined up to play the role of potential investors and to judge the projects are mobile technology export Norbert Sagnard, E-Synergy fund manager Tristan Brittain-Dissont, Quadriga Consulting managing director Jeff Peel and Rumble Labs CEO Simon Hamilton.

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