Smart London vision

Original post by LONDON.GOV.UK London is the greatest city on earth. A world centre of commerce and a global cultural hot spot – London is diverse, connected, international and cosmopolitan. Its dynamic economy – with renowned specialisms in creativity and design, science and technology, banking and finance – offers the most competitive and productive business […]

14 top tips for hackathon success

By  Kirsty.Cooke  Taking part in a hack day? As we have recently emerged, triumphant but tired, from a pretty successful hacking event, the FusePump team are pleased to present this handy guide for hackathon victory… 1. Know your client The FusePump Hackathon was carried out in partnership with an existing client, Chain Reaction Cycles. (We used their data […]

The first step in planning a successful hackathon

By  Dave Fontenot  People come to me all the time expressing interest in throwing their own hackathon. It’s nearly always a great idea to throw a hackathon. The hard part is actually doing it right. The first and most important step in planning a successful hackathon: The Team, The Team, The Team You’ll need to […]


By  startupxplore “At their core, financial products are based on information, so it only makes sense that big data should radically transform the way financial products are built and transacted”, says Jan Hammer, partner at Index Ventures, a firm that has invested in more than 10 fintech companies over the past few years. The transformation explained by Hammer has intensified […]

Hackathon success for WeatherSafe

By  innovateuk From hackathon to international business success in twelve months has been the journey of a lifetime for three people who met at a Catapult event. Francesco Liucci thought it ‘would be interesting’ to spend a couple of days exchanging ideas with software developers at a hackathon in December 2012. Just over a year […]