Startup Weekend is an intense 54 hour event which focuses on building a web or mobile application which could form the basis of a credible business over the course of a weekend. The weekend brings together people with different skillsets - primarily software developers, graphics designers and business people - to build applications and develop a commercial case around them.

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Startup Weekend Kampala 27th/April/2012 – A big success

Thanks to everyone who made this event a success! Here is a list of the winning teams and their prizes:

1st Prize: BetOTM (http://thapage.com/)

  • 2 Handheld devices from MTN Uganda
  • Access to the Microsoft Innovation center to receive startup business training
  • 3 months space at the Hive Colab www.hivecolab.com

2nd Prize: myZiki (http://myziki.accesskla.com/)

  • 1 handheld from MTN Uganda

3rd Prize: Sonda (http://sonda.dilleva.com)

  • Access to the MTN AppLabs space
  • A handheld from MTNUganda

 

Stay tuned for updates on the next SW CITY!

Team Profiles – StartupWeekend Kampala

Startup Weekends are 54-hour events where developers, designers, marketers, product managers and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products, and launch startups!

Startup Weekends are weekend-long, hands-on experiences where entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs can find out if startup ideas are viable. On average, half of Startup Weekend’s attendees have technical backgrounds, the other half have business backgrounds.

A total of 36 ideas were pitched, and the crowd got to choose their favorite ideas. 16 ideas were chosen to be born and here is a round up of them.

1. 30millionvoices

Bringing Ugandan Parliament closer to the people. The platform allows people using SMS, twitter and facebook to participate in discussions on the floor of Paliament. Citizens will express themselves openly through comments, blogs and voting on proposed bills before the actual voting. The purpose is to influence policy making process so that public opinion is included in policies from time to time.

  • URL: http://30millionvoices.org
  • Twitter: @30Millionvoices
  • Team: Mugarura Nelson [Project Manager] , Samuel Wasswa [Front End Programmer] , Kenneth Matovu [Back End Programmer] , Kizito Masaba [Back End Programer], Douglas Muganga [Marketeer]

2. Databud

An interface to access, download, analyse and share data sets within Uganda. Free the data from existing formats, PDF/Excel/HTML/Paper, provide sharing on social networks, set it free to be accessed 24 x7 from anywhere in the world, from any device PC/Tablet/Smart phone.

Additional value added services come from licensing the technology and providing analyses to link data sets

  • URL: http://databud.wordpress.com
  • Twitter: @databud
  • Team: Stephen S. Musoke [Project Manager] , Trust Birungi [Developer] , Edward Mungai [Developer] , Lutaaya Benjamin [UI/UX and Front End Designer ]

3. Roho Foundation

Roho Foundation provides rankings of NGO’s and charity organisations, basing on how they spend money from donors. This will help donors to evaluate how their funds have been used and also improve performance of these organisations.

  • URL: rohofoundation.co
  • Team: Sanya Duncan [Project Manager] , Kato Charles [Developer / Marketeer] , Muhebwa Aggrey [Developer] , Silagi Habimaana   [Developer / Marketeer], Brian Oryema [Developer]

4. SKYLINK

A platform to share and discover location based information anonymously.

  • URL: rohofoundation.co
  • Team: Joseph Lutalo Willrich [Developer] , Timothy Gisembe West [Project Manager] , Irene Jima Ajagbor [Project Manager] , Samuel Odeke [Designer] , Simon Kawesi [Designer] , Frederick Bisaso [Designer] , Julian Muheirwe Marvin [Android Developer] , Yasin Sekabira [Android Developer] , Geoffrey Rubahika [UI Designer] ,  James Ntayi [Developer] , Mark Kabirizi [Marketer]

5. Savingmom.org

Saving Mothers (savingmom.org) is an SMS reminder service to pregnant mothers to go for check ups, vaccinations and immunizations of their newly born child. It is aimed at reducing maternal and Infant mortality by reminding mothers to access medical attention as and when recommended by the doctor.

  • URL: savingmom.org
  • Team: Laban Musinguzi [Product Manager] , Elijah Bee [Developer] , Raymond Zziwa [Developer]

6. Almo movers and deliveries

Geared towards direct delivery of clients’ products at desired destination in the country, through reducing costs and minimizing risk of loss or product damage.

  • URL: almo.org
  • Team: Maurice Aliganyira [Project Manager] , David Ebukali [Developer] , Joseph Kasoma [Marketeer] ,  Aswrad Ssembeguya [Marketeer] , Andrew Paul Serubula [Marketeer]

7. @house

A mobile web application that bridges the gap between the investor/business providers to customers or people in need

  • Facebook: www.facebook.com/starthouse
  • Team: Ronald Muvunyi [Project Manager] , Pauline Peace Amuge [Developer] , Emmanuel Ekoot [Marketeer]

8. ShareHub

ShareHub is a web application that lets you earn money by sharing files, applications and documents online with ease.

  • URL: ShareHub.co
  • Team: Francis Nkurunungi [Project Manager] , Alex Shyaka [Business Developer] , Catherine Mirembe [Designer] , Charlse Muhindo [Developer] , Martin Bbaale [Designer]

9. MyZiki

MyZiki seeks to ease discovering, purchasing, sharing and enjoying local music in new a digital, innovative and personalized ways.

  • URL: MyZiki.co
  • Team: Christine Ampaire [Project Manager] , Daniel Duke Odongo [Business Developer] , Remo Smauel Paul [Backend Developer] , Muhatsi Shaffic [Android Developer] , Jingo Kisakye [Front End Developer] , James Muranga [Back End Developer] ,  Gerald Odur Anickton [UI designer] , Abdu Ssekalala [Web & Mobile Developer]

10. Bet OTM

Providing an avenue over which any eligible person can logically increase and invest their funds responsibly with ease i.e. in the comfort of their homes, in transit or even on leave or safari

  • Facebook: facebook.com/ugandabetonline
  • Team: Patrick Kadama [Project Manager] , John Kevin Biretwa [Marketer] , Micheal Tukei [Designer], Allan Amanyo [Developer]

11. 2chakale

The app helps you find the places you can hangout based on your social friends who intend to go or who are already at those places.

  • url: http://2chakale.kolastudios.com
  • Twitter: @2chakale
  • Team: Karungi Kashweeti Terry [Project Manager] , Daniel Nuwe [Design and Front End] , Allan Mugabi Kitaka [Front End Engineering] , Jasper Onono [Front End Engineering] , Daniel Okalany [Back End Developer] , Acculum Guy [Back End Developer]
12. Mambu mobile credit union
Mambo mobile credit union is a mobile based micro fiance institution in east Africa. to offer products ranging from mobile loans to mobile savings on MTN, AIRTEL, WARID AND UGANDA TELECOM (UTL) NETWORKS.
  • url: http://2chakale.kolastudios.com
  • Twitter: @2chakale
  • Team: Derrick Opio Hosea [Project Manager] , Joel Ojema [Systems Administrator] , Cathy Sayuni [Marketeer] , Stella Najjuko [Chief Accounts Officer]
13. Sonda
Sonda is both a mobile and web based application that enables one get carryout a fundraising for different events and activities based on their Social networks
  • URL: http://sonda.co
  • Team: NANGHAKA DANIEL KHAUKA  [PROJECT MANAGER], “Aaron Kirunda [Product Development & Marketing], “Ephraim Batambuze  [Front End], MUWONGE ALEX STEPHINE [Designer and Marketing], “Sammy Njue Ukavi [Back End Developer], “Elijah Bee [Designer], Winfred Namuyiga, [Marketing],  Emmanuel Opio [Developer],  Allan Rwakatungu [Developer]


 

 

Startup Weekend is coming to your city!

Startup Weekends are 54-hour events where developers, designers, marketers, product managers and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products, and launch startups!

Startup Weekends are weekend-long, hands-on experiences where entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs can find out if startup ideas are viable. On average, half of Startup Weekend’s attendees have technical backgrounds, the other half have business backgrounds.

Beginning with open mic pitches on Friday, attendees are encouraged to bring their best ideas and inspire others to join their team. Over Saturday and Sunday teams design and develop business plans while constantly streamlining their startup vision. On Sunday evening teams demo their prototypes, listen to judges’ feedback and in some cities, win prizes.

Startup Weekends are specifically designed for entrepreneurs interested in receiving feedback on an idea, looking for a co-founder, or who want to learn a new skill. We also welcome anyone looking to test the entrepreneurial waters. Startup Weekends are risk-free environments where everyone is expected to roll up their sleeves and dive into the exhilarating world of startups.

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