THINK - HACK - LAUNCH



MAY 14
Thanks for the hack,
you were awesome!

Thanks for an amazing hack!

On May 14 we gathered 100 awesome hackers in 25 teams at the top of Gothia Towers and during 10 hours they created some really cool stuff.

Below you will find who won the different catagories, the showcases from all the projects, and images from both the Hack and the Startup Arena. Feel free to look around. Mayhaps send us one of those emails if there's anything on your mind.

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The winners

We saw a lot of really goods hacks, and here are the ones who took home prizes!

Jury's Choice

Surview

David Helldén, Henrik Nilson, Mats Högberg, Filip Hallqvist

Market surveys are an important part of many companies business models but it its current form it can be extremely exhausting and unrewarding for subjects. We are now changing that!

Enter Surview. Through text messaging based surveys, we are making surveys a more joyful experience for both customers and companies. Instead of having to answer a whole bunch of boring questions in a web form, you are simply, from the customers view, having a conversation with another person. We believe the right way to bring this idea to life is through founding a startup. There is definitely more work to be done on the subject of analyzing the data we recieve through our surveys. We are convinced there is a market out there for our more relaxed and conversational looking surveys.

Link to demo

Peoples' Choice

The Findwizards

Have you ever had a meeting gone off-topic? Arguing about facts outside of the presented material? Our service is called Eavesdroppr. By listening in to conversations it is able to present relevant information in an intelligent room. By utilizing speech-to-text and keyword extraction we power a search-driven solution finding the right content in the current context. You never need to stop a meeting to lookup information that you didn't anticipate you would need, it will just be provided for you. When you start using our service, you will never want to make a PowerPoint presentation again.

Mickaël Delaunay, Henrik Alburg, Marcus Grennborg, Per Fredelius, Aleksandar Faraj

Best Design

Team Winging

Ian Jenkins, Salvatore Tomaselli, Sérgio Batista, Rachele Mello

Imagine working at your desk, in front of you a coffee cup and sky-facing smartphone lying flat on your desk. Next to it, a chic cube device lights up letting you know the next tram to the home leaves in 3 minutes. Do you quickly pack and leave the office or carry on uninterrupted till the next tram?

The gadget is a low cost device. The display is unusual, a lo-fi LED screen displays data in a highly abstracted way as lights using patterns or numbers giving it a retro 70’s feel. It should be fun to use and a stylish desk accessory. The device is controlled by apps installed online which connects via wifi. The user can use apps to customize information to be displayed on the device. Online a user can interact with the app on a familiar level and so intuitively understand the abstracted data displaying on the desk. An app could be set up to show tram times leaving a selected stop, tasks left via google, messages and so on. App development should be opensource so any user could build and share useful abstractions. The device’s only interaction is a touch sensitive area to cycle through apps. The device is also modular and can be joined together to several devices changing its shape to create a larger screen or cube which adds fun and increased functionality.

Best Technical Solution

The Findwizards

Have you ever had a meeting gone off-topic? Arguing about facts outside of the presented material? Our service is called Eavesdroppr. By listening in to conversations it is able to present relevant information in an intelligent room. By utilizing speech-to-text and keyword extraction we power a search-driven solution finding the right content in the current context. You never need to stop a meeting to lookup information that you didn't anticipate you would need, it will just be provided for you. When you start using our service, you will never want to make a PowerPoint presentation again.

Mickaël Delaunay, Henrik Alburg, Marcus Grennborg, Per Fredelius, Aleksandar Faraj

Best Business Idea

VR Interior

Wang Rui, Yingzhi Ning, Magnus Willner, Eike Siewertsen, Oscar Strindhagen

Online interior design empowered by virtual reality (VR). We built a website where customers can upload a 360 degree picture to a designer who can decorate the room in the VR environment. Using pre-modeled furnitures, the designer can then present the design to the customer in VR. If the customer likes the design, he or she can choose to purchase everything in the design as a whole and get it shipped in front of their door.

Link to demo

Best Hack

Spotfinder

Intelligent parking system using image processing, with automated parking payment. We use cameras for detecting when parking spots are occupied, and relay this information through a phone app to drivers, as well as statistics to the parking space administrator. The app will also have the functionality to automatically pay for a parking spot during the time the car is within the parking area. The business idea is to charge a percentage of the parking fee when using our system.

Link to repo

Jonathan Ström, Johan Gustafsson, Marika Hansson, Erik Axelsson, Emil Johansson

Hackers' Choice

Auxiliare

Mikael Malmqvist, Emil Edholm, David Göransson, Johan Andersson

The idea is basically an app allowing ordinary Joes and Jones to help each other out with various everyday tasks. You post something you want help with, your location and what you’re willing to pay. Everyone who’s registered as a helper can now see your post on both a map based on location and in a sorted list inside the app and check it out. If they’ve got the skills they can contact you and help you out. Simple as that! Since everyone is good at something, this makes it easy for people wanting to earn a bit of extra cash at the same time as helping someone out. It could be as easy as building an IKEA-shelf for someone, or installing a new router for an old couple. Über is a great example of how how ordinary people can help each other out when in need.





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The Day

Thanks to Johannes Lundqvist, @dagensvisa on instagram, for taking these photos! More images are coming, so stay tuned

The jury

This year the hackers will be joined by an totally awesome jury consisting of one designer, one developer and two visionaries. With their passion, knowledge and awesomeness, they will give feedback to all the hackers on their projects and find the winners of some categories.

Ellen Sundh

Ellen Sundh from Coda Collective represents the tech side of our "tech, vision, design"-trinity. Her business card reads "Creative technologist at Coda Collective" which uses the latest technology in both electronics and programming to develop interactive campaigns and tools. We're talking stuff which happens in real time, both on the web and in physical spaces. Check out all their cool creations over at codacollective.com! I did, and now I'm looking for ways to sneak a hardware component into all software projects I do.

Stefan Thomson

The design side in our trinity is Stefan Thomson of Forsman & Bodenfors. Stefan works as digital creator at Forsman & Bodenfors and has been pushing the state of the art in digital communications forward since the 90's. Forsman & Bodenfors creates world-class advertising, combining traditional channels with digital opportunities to take communication to the next level. Take a look at www.fb.se for more information.

Miriam Grut Norrby

One of the visionaries in our "tech, vision, design"-trinity is Miriam Grut Norrby of Schibsted Media Group. Welcome aboard! Miriam has over ten years of experience in digital media, internet and consumer services. Miriam has experience as an investor, advisor, entrepreneur, and in several operational positions, most recently on the Global Marketing Solutions team at Facebook. She currently serves on the board of directors of Lendo, Prisjakt, Kundkraft, Mittbolån and Suredo. Find out more at www.schibsted.com!

Tim He

The other visionary is Tim He from Northzone! Tim joined Northzone in 2013. His primary areas of focus are ecommerce, consumer internet and SaaS. His portfolio includes Footway/Brandos, Fishbrain and Universal Avenue. Tim has a strong interest in artificial intelligence and business models enabled by proprietary databases.

The Partners

Burt is the fastest growing big data analytics and visualisation platform for media and entertainment. We're currently hiring ambitious engineers, designers, data scientists and business developers to expand our Gothenburg headquarters and NYC footprint.

burt.io

The Techno Creatives is the leading agency delivering digital products and services for a disrupted automotive industry. As part of Gothenburg Startup Hack we meet the developers and designers that will be part of transforming every business there is, as well as starting new ventures changing our ever faster evolving society. Lets hack the world!

technocreatives.com

Spotify is an award-winning digital music service that gives you on-demand access to over 30 million tracks. Our dream is to make all the world’s music available instantly to everyone, wherever and whenever you want it. Spotify makes it easier than ever to discover, manage and share music with your friends, while making sure that artists get a fair deal.

spotify.com

We are vendor independent IT consultants within search, findability and big data. We help clients find, analyze and act upon information by providing strategy, custom search applications and expert guidance. Our 100+ consultants have worked with over 300 clients - local and global, private and public – in over 800 tailored findability projects.

findwise.com

LumenRadio has been leading the wireless transformation within the lighting industry and are now also enabling connectivity for IoT and M2M. Our patented technologies provide unprecedented reliability for the most business critical applications. We have a vision about how wireless technology can change the world and are happy to support Gothenburg Startup Hack with our Better World Kit.

lumenradio.com

Näringslivsgruppen at Göteborg & Co is a collaboration platform between the academia, the private industry and the city & region of Gothenburg. We initiate and support different projects that boost entrepreneurship and create great conditions for innovative and creative people to live and work in Gothenburg.

goteborg.com

Recorded Future’s mission is to empower our customers with real-time threat intelligence, to defend their organizations against threats at the speed and scale of the Internet. With billions of indexed facts, and more added every day, our patented Web Intelligence Engine continuously analyzes the entire Web to give you unmatched insight into emerging threats. Recorded Future helps protect four of the top five companies in the world, and over 7000 IT security professionals use Recorded Future everyday.

recordedfuture.com

Schibsted Media Group is an international media group with 6900 employees in 30 countries. Our strategy to become a global leader within our fields is bold. It consists of three elements that work seamlessly together: Classifieds, Growth and Media houses.

schibsted.com

Wåhlin specializes in business law. We have broad legal knowledge as well as spearhead expertise in a wide range of legal areas. Wåhlin has extensive experience of working with owner-managed businesses and startup companies. We love helping businesses with their fresh ideas and technical innovations, and are therefore excited to be a partner in Gothenburg Startup Hack. You are welcome to visit us in Gothenburg, Stockholm, Helsingborg and Malmo.

wahlinlaw.se

The Crew

Caroline Kabat

Knows Fortran like be back of her own hand, ask her any Fortran related questions you have!

Cedrik Sjöblom

Owns like four yacht. Dreams that one day he'll become a boat himself.

Johannes Tveitan

Addicted to coffee, can’t say no to new things and thinks about 42

Amanda Strömsten

The happy bird of the team. Almost forgot to order food for her own wedding while ordering your swag.

Horv

What Horv can do with a computer, most people can't do at all. That doesn't make any sense. But it's true. What?

Tove Larsson

Tove's got it all under control! Ain't a problem she can't fix.

Andreas Rolén

Knows everyone. Really no need for any presentation since he already knows you.

Widar

Without doubt the coolest guy in the whole gang. Just look at that swag. ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

Hanna Materne

Own four trains and two original Apple ][. Has weirdly never seen a living eagle.

Tomas Ohlson

When he's not busy changing the world for the better, he takes care of stray kittens.

Fredrik Björeman

Host of some of the best swedish podcasts in existence and an all around nice nerd.

Erik Larkö

Brewer, nerd, owns a cat. 'nuf said.

Tomas Selldén

Starred in the 1926 version of Metropolis and has won the world championship in cinnamon bun baking.

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