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ECS students take StartUp Weekends to the world!

Published: 8 July 2013

StartUp weekends are popular events in ECS and now our students are helping bring them to the rest of the world!

Over 60 people took part in a Global Startup Weekend, held from Friday 5 to Sunday 7 July at Ljubljana, Slovenia. ECS student Izidor Flajsman was one of the lead organizers and helped provide an intensive and fun weekend full of innovation, disruption and creativity where techies, designers and business individuals gathered to build a StartUp in less than 54 hours!

ECS and the University were main sponsors of the event and many members of the Slovenian business community were on hand to provide support, judging, and encouragement during the event. ECS student Alejandro Saucedo of HackaSoton also provided support over the weekend.

Videos from the event are available here:

‘It was an epic event,’ said Izidor. ‘We had to close registration two days before the event and there were over 130 people at the final presentations. The biggest financial newspaper in Slovenia published a major double-page spread about Startup Weekends and now everyone knows about the University of Southampton!’

After the success of this event, we now look forward to the next StartUp Weekend in Timisoara, Romania, in August, organized by ECS student Vlad Velici.

ECS students are supported in these endeavours by the ECS Student Development Fund, provided by the generosity of ECS alumni.

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