San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
TRANSFORM THE TRANSPORT AND TRAVEL INDUSTRY
The transport industry is waiting to be transformed.
Planes, trains, automobiles or bikes - have you ever used one and thought 'this could be so much better'? Whether it's the next Uber, Citymapper, or Boris Bike scheme, the travel and transport industry could do with a shake up.
The Oxygen Transport Tech weekend is a high-energy event that brings together doers, makers and disruptors together to create an app that disrupts the travel industry, in just 48 hours. You'll pitch ideas, build a team and launch an app that changes the way people engage with transport. You'll be joined by developers, designers, and expert mentors to help make your ideas a reality, in just one weekend.
Who is it for?
The Oxygen Transport Tech weekend is for anyone who wants to do something different; doers, makers, disruptors. The most important thing is that you’re up for a challenge and willing to try something new. You’re going to learn more in 48 hours than you’d ever read in a textbook. It’s hard work, but a lot of fun. Whether you’re into startups already, or have never been involved with apps before, this weekend will be good for you if:
- You love hearing about or coming up with cool ideas for new apps
- You have a day job but you’re wondering what else is out there
- You enjoy learning and meeting interesting bright people
- You want to stretch yourself, and get your brain thinking differently
- You’re ready to put yourself to the test
What happens at a Launch48 weekend?
60 second pitches: Anyone can pitch an idea for an app that transforms the transport and travel industry; ideas can be anything from just dreamed up, or something you've been thinking about for ages.
Team formation: Pick which idea and team you want to work on for the weekend.
Drinks, pizza, caffeine to keep you going.
Over the weekend:
Arrive on Saturday, bright and early, and learn new tools through Oxygen workshops.
Get cracking on your idea in your team - figure out what problem you're solving, who for, and what you need to create to make it happen.
Our brilliant team of expert mentors come round and grill you on your business (whilst coming up with ideas and contacts along the way).
Talk to our customer panel and gain valuable feedback on your app.
Build and develop your startup fuelled by caffeine, food and drinks.
Last chance to polish your idea.
Get ready to pitch.
Pitch to our panel of judges & prizes for the winning team.
Everyone will have the chance to work with top tier mentors and pitch in front of a panel of industry experts and investors, but the winners will also get the following prizes:
One-Week Of app development: The winning team will be given one week of development and design time on their app by two of the Oxygen Tech Gurus to take the MVP to the next level.
Frankfurt INVOLVE Summit Showcase: One member of the winning team will be invited to go on an all expenses paid trip to Frankfurt Germany to present the winning app on behalf of Centro and the INVOLVE EU Conference on October 29th 2014.
Oxygen Pre-Accelerator: The winners will be awarded a spot on the next Oxygen Pre-Accelerator week in either London or Tenerife to really turn their weekend product into a viable proposition (worth £1500).
Other prizes: All winning team members will receive a FitBit - the wireless activity & sleep wristband, a winner’s certificate (useful on applications to tech accelerators), plus a Goodie Bag from Centro, and champagne to celebrate!
How does the ticket deposit work?
We've got limited places for the event, so to ensure that everyone who wants to come can do so, we're asking you to confirm your place by placing a £20 deposit. When you attend on the Friday, we'll refund your £20 using Eventbrite.
What will I get over the weekend?
You'll get evening meals on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and your breakfast and lunch on Saturday and Sunday, drinks and snacks through the weekend, as well as tech tools and other goodies.
What if I don't want to create an idea or app focussed on transport?
This Launch48 event specifically focusses on the transport and travel industry, but our usual Launch48 events are non-industry specific, so you are welcome to join us at one of those. We have upcoming events in London, Leicester, Leeds, Cardiff, Zagreb, Eindhoven and more. Head here to sign up or select the 'I can't make this weekend' option above.
We are excited to partner with Centro to host this event. Centro are responsible for the delivery of public transport in the West Midlands. Their aim is to create a world-class public transport network, delivered by a best in class organisation.
The Transport Tech Hack Weekend is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund and made possible by the INTERREG 4C Programme of the European Union, aimed at providing funding for interregional cooperation across Europe. The Transport Hack Weekend will be showcased at the INVOLVE Conference in Frankfurt on October 29th where a representative from the winning team of the Transport Hack Weekend will be invited to present their app. INVOLVE is a three-year project funded under the European Commission’s INTERREG 4C programme. 10 regions will exchange good practices about how to actively involve the private sector in sustainable transport policy and actions. The lead partner is traffiQ, the Public Transport Authority for Frankfurt.
About Oxygen Startups
We're crazy about startups. We think tech startups are going to change the world, and we've learnt a tonne about how they can do that effectively - as well as what goes wrong on the way. Oxygen's Accelerator programme (one of the most well-respected in Europe), our worldwide Launch48 events, and virtual accelerators are there to help entrepreneurs propel their journey, fail faster, and get to success quicker. With an enormous and awesome network built up over the years, we can connect startups to the right people at the right time - from mentors to our expanding network of investors.
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Oxygen Startups delivers a series of programmes that invest in, support and bring to life early stage and growth businesses. Since 2009 we have been investing in, mentoring and supporting entrepreneurs from the idea stage through to investment and beyond. Oxygen is currently supporting corporate and public sector organisations in their own ability to invest in and support early stage and growth businesses by creating bespoke and white-labelled events and programmes on their behalf.