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International success for Cambridge entrepreneurs

The winning project from the SVC2UK Cambridge Start-up Weekend
wins again in California

Cambridge Judge Business SchoolProject Policy.org, the winning project of the SVC2UK Cambridge Start-up Weekend, which took place at Cambridge Judge Business School in November 2012 have now gone on to win the Start-up Weekend Transmedia in San Francisco.

ProjectPolicy.org seeks to unify, organise and visualise the world’s economic and policy information onto one unique, intuitive web platform. The team who founded ProjectPolicy.org were mentored by Hanadi Jabado, Director of Accelerate Cambridge, part of Cambridge Judge Business School.

Since winning at the SVC2C UK Cambridge Start-up Weekend, Project Policy has gone on to win the Grand Finale at the Google Campus in London where they won an all-expenses trip to Silicon Valley, California in January 2013, sponsored by Google. Whilst there, the team participated in the global finals of AngelHack and won the Start-up Weekend Transmedia in San Francisco, where they were presented with a Certificate of Honour from Edwin M Lee, Mayor of San Francisco.

Nathan Boublil, co-founder of ProjectPolicy.org said:

We were invited to participate at Start-up Weekend Transmedia in San Francisco and decided to spend the weekend building a new feature of the ProjectPolicy.org platform from scratch. The event, held at Parisoma, was hard work but lots of fun, with 11 teams competing. We were delighted to win the grand prize, an important validation of the project’s potential in the United States”.

Hanadi Jabado commented:

Project policy have gone a long way from being an idea at the beginning of our Start-up Weekend in Cambridge back in November 2012 to having a product recognised in Silicon Valley in January 2013. This success story just shows the incredible potential that our local entrepreneurs have here in Cambridge and validates Accelerate Cambridge as a local, national and international enabler.”