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 […]


By  Hubert Gertis  Somebody knows what you watched last summer. And wants to know what else you did while you were watching. And no, it’s not just the NSA. LG had to admit it: their Smart TVs were getting a bit too clever for their own good. LG collected the viewing habits of LG users and […]


By  Hubert Gertis  No, your future home isn’t ready yet. But fascinating things are going on. First, we learn about the power of software. In media, we have to deal with two different kind of intangibles: the non-stuff which keeps your silicon  running. And the equally volatile software called programming. Intel, master of all silicon, […]

10 tips for hackathon success

By Nate Aune   1. Set realistic expectations There’s the temptation to go into a hackathon thinking that you’re going to build a 1.0 version of a product. The reality is that with only 24 hrs, you’ll be lucky to build something that actually works and is demoable. Make sure it’s something you can build in 24 […]

Missed Opportunities for Britain’s Dotcoms in Europe!

By  Christian Boas | Quorumm Digital Venture Partners We all know about cultural stereotypes in Europe. which British traits are admired and have the potential to penetrate foreign markets? If we think of Germany for example, we think of a leading manufacturing nation with household names like Mercedes, Siemens and Volkswagen. France is big in many sectors […]