Over one hectic, fantastic weekend, we invited designers, engineers, business and marketing entrepreneurs to join us for an intense startup hackathon. The energy throughout both days was incredible; a total of 14 teams (49 people) took part, in addition to the amazing line up of judges and mentors on hand to support them.
The objective of this Startupathon was to create a solution for people who live with a disability or impairment, which supports them in keeping up their daily routines. We call this 'IoT for Independent Living'.
On Saturday, the team's concepts were presented to a panel of judges to decide the big winner. To find the strongest contenders, we considered technical feasibility, business viability and desirability of the product, as well as assessing how well the product addressed user needs.