The 54-Hour Startup Event

After the roaring success of Sync the City 2014 2015 and 2016, SyncNorwich & UEA are again bringing it to you this autumn. Sync the City 2017 is a 54 Hour event that brings together budding entrepreneurs with experienced business mentors and technology expertise, during which groups of entrepreneurs, developers, business managers, marketing gurus, graphic artists pitch ideas for new startup companies. For a flavour of last year, please see the 2016 videos and photos.

You will form teams around those ideas and develop a working prototype and demo, and present to a panel of judges.
This is more than your average Hackathon. It’s a three day frenzy of start-up building that could win you and your team £4,000 in cash prizes (£3,000 judges’ winner and £1,000 people’s choice), as well as sales training from Sandler Training and one year associate membership of Norfolk Network.

Come and experience what it’s like to work in a tech startup for 3 days – for fun, or maybe even for profit! For some background details about what to expect at the event, see our blog post on Norfolk TechJournal.


We will appoint a panel of experienced judges with startup and investment experience.
Judges will be announced shortly, check back soon!


Hayley Johnson

COO - EposNow

Brian Norman

CTO - Earthware

Ermine Aimes

Business Development Coach

Tom Wood

Managing Partner - Foolproof

Jeremy Glenn

CTO - EposNow

Tom Haczewski

Director -

Dom Davis

CTO and Co-Founder - Tech Marionette