Nearly time for the Sync the City final. Here’s a recap

November 19, 17:05

Well, what a Sync the City we’ve had!

We’ve had over 200 participants this year which is another cracking turn-out. We’ve seen 29 pitches, there’s been valuable insight delivered from 15 mentors and the the ideas have been evaluated by 5 judges.

And all that in 54 hours!

The result of this year’s blood, sweat and tears is that we have helped to inspire 12 brilliant new businesses ideas were born this year at Norwich’s Sync the City

Startup ideas ranged from tech for good initiatives to a well-groomed idea to create fabrics made out of human hair (See what we did there?!)

Developers, designers worked alongside marketers and business minds aided by the volunteer team of mentors.  During the process the teams were given a crash course on functional business concepts from sales through to their value proposition. They were also given top tips that gave their final pitch to the judges, the best chance of winning the first prize of £3,000 cash that was up for grabs.

This year, we had participants from all over, we even have someone from Birmingham.  Entrants came from SMEs, Tech Businesses, Agencies, colleges and universities.


Quick recap of the ideas being developed

Just in case you missed the opening pitch ideas from our last blog, here’s the full list from this year:

  • Strand – cutting edge fabrics
  • Promptu – Learn song your way
  • Tiny Thank You – a tiny thank-you makes a massive difference
  • Prospect – finding right student for the right employer
  • EchoFreight – if trucks could talk…
  • RoomHALO – The Guardian Angel
  • Hubl – explore your local planet
  • Pantry – bringing intelligence to the table
  • ItsBookd – give me a second
  • Webcite – fact checking for the next generation
  • Hector Help – a safe place to chat
  • Lecture Sense – making sense of student feedback


Click here to see how they performed with their first elevator pitches.

sync the city 2016