Startup Weekend: First Arts Edition in Europe Hosted in London

Aiming at exploring new opportunities of funding, making, sharing and enjoying art and culture as made possible by the latest technological developments, Startup Weekend Art London is taking place on the 3rd – 5th October at the accelerator Wayra.

The weekend begins on Friday evening with an introduction by Bernadine Bröcker, Founder of, followed by pitches from participants who have come with an idea. Teams form around the most popular ideas and will include a healthy mix of developers, designers and commercially-minded art enthusiasts. The next two days see the teams hard at work to produce a minimum viable product and business plan, to be presented on the Sunday evening to the judges.

A high profile panel of judges and coaches includes Jonas Almgren (CEO, Artfinder), Dr Lizbeth Goodman (Chair of Creative Technology Innovation, University College Dublin), Tak Lo (Director, Techstars), Bernadine Bröcker (Founder and Managing Director at Vastari), Glen Mehn (Partner at Bethnal Green Ventures), Ashley Wong (Head of Programmes and Operations at Sedition), Ezra Konvitz (Co-founder at ArtStack), Annika Erikson (CEO at Articheck), Jonathan Webb (CTO at Tamome), Harry McCarney (Founder and Managing Director at Hack & Craft) and Theodora Clarke (Founder and Editor of Russian Art and Culture).

Participants will be able to ask for advice and test their ideas against some experts and leading names in the fields of arts, entrepreneurship and technology. They will have access to 3D printers from iMakr to help with making prototypes, creating artworks and producing consumer-oriented objects.

Startup Weekend Art London is sponsored by Google for Developers, iMakr, Artfinder, Capital List, Postcard Teas and Square Mile Coffee.

Discounted price tickets are still available. Sunday pitch night tickets: £10 to see the teams pitch and see if you share the judges’ feedback. Special discount for developers, up to 50% off when booking 4 or more places ([email protected]).

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