Last Thursday, Friday and Saturday (November 20-22), Sync the City (a 54 hour startup weekend event) took place at the Kings Centre in Norwich. Co-organised by SyncNorwich and UEA, with a range of sponsors including HP and Norwich-based Rainbird, it brought together just over 100 software developers, entrepreneurs, government officials and a range of UEA students from CMP and NBS, including 3rd year UG students (from the NBS Innovation Management module).
Evercare won the People’s Choice cash prize of £1000 with 32% of the votes, beating 10 other competing teams. This team was led by student Emma Pearce, supported by fellow students Alicia Berman, Jess May and Ben Hemmings. Emma’s idea inspired and received support from one of the event sponsors – Michael Cousens of Norfolk County Council. Other team members that joined Emma’s successful pitch for a domestic care communication app were Blair Keen from Adobe and developers Tom Fogg and Martin Payne.