SthlmStartupHack - No hack is better than the hackers! Stockholm Startup Hack is a day for developers, designers and innovators living in Stockholm to meet and build things together.
The aim is to put Stockholm on the map as one of the best startup cities in Europe, as well as grow and strengthen our community.
Participants will get 12 hours to create something, you can choose to work on your own or in a team (max three people). About 30 teams competed for glory and a prize provided by Spotify.
Total list of sponsors: Wrapp, Tripbirds, Mynewsdesk, Ted Valentin, FundedByMe, Teamtailor, Tictail, iZettle, Scrive, Spotify, SilarApp, Spotify and Startuplocation.
Food, drinks, and lots of love – all included. Great arrangement by Jocke Ekberg from Wrapp, Martina Elm from Tripbirds and Jonny Strömberg from Mynewsdesk.
SOINK got the opportunity to interview Jan Järfalk from the winning team:
SOINK: “Tell us about yourself and your background.”
For better or worse I see to it that I’m a part of every stage from pitch to release. I often use the title ‘Creative Technologist’ to sum up all this fuzziness. I have no formal degree, but have been working with the web since 2003. Currently I’m employed at a Swedish company named Circuit.”
SOINK: “Why did you join SthlmStartupHack?”
SOINK: “What did you develop and why do you think you are the winner?”
Jan: “Tor, Soe and I built a house for sale search engine where you can filter out houses in areas with a lot of noise and pollution – a mashup between Booli and Open Stockholm. When you have 90 seconds to present something and the winner is chosen by the audience its more about the presentation than the application. Our fundamental idea is awesome, the application we managed to build was good, but I think we had the most memorable presentation… and being last just before the voting doesn’t hurt. ”
Thanks to #SthlmStartupHack team and Jan Järfalk!