Attendees from across the UK and Europe joined the Techstars Startup Weekend event organised by the University of Plymouth last November. Ambitious entrepreneurs collaborated with mentors and peers conceiving ideas to solve social, environmental and financial issues.
A digital platform for older citizens to decrease social isolation, a certification designed for restaurants to reduce their impact on the environment, a network for vulnerable adults to engage better with the arts and a VR app to encourage healthy exercise - these are just some of the ideas which came out of the innovation-packed Techstars Startup Weekend Plymouth Online. Taking place between November 13th and November 15th 2020, the event welcomed people from across the country and abroad, connecting ambitious Startup founders and entrepreneurs with local and valuable mentors and investors.
Organised by the University, as part of the iMayflower project, and the Techstars Startup Weekend movement, the event was focused upon supporting the local entrepreneurial community and certainly delivered on its promise, attracting attendees not just from the South West but on an international scale.