After all is hacked and pitched at Startup Weekend Dublin… #SWDub

#SWDub 2014  in one word was a priceless experience for me as an individual and team – OnePlace. Many thanks to all the contributed to our progress and personal development – and too many people did from organizers like @GeneMurphy, Andrea, and Matthew Gonzalez to Mentors like Cristina, Paul Watson, Donal, Jade, and Ed, not forgetting the judges and other participants.

In retrospect  and addition to the 7 takeaways from Day 1 and 5 lessons from Day 2,  here is a compilation of 10 lessons and takeaways from the final pitches and judges comments and final outcomes of 54 hours spent in Google Ireland for the Startup Weekend 2014:

1. It’s all about the Customer – Gary Layden & Co.


2. Tinder for What? Build a solution not a clone/derivative to another solution

3. We want more girls women in tech

4. Journey >> destination:  Best Pitch by Insurify’s @Tracy_Keogh

5. Show proof – Customer Feedback, Opt-ins, Sign Ups.  

6. B2B = Lesser Risk = Faster path to Monetization = Investor Friendly

7. Industry-targeted startup solution win:  @Simplifly ->Travel


8. Live demo in a less than 10 minutes pitch? Don’t Do It.

9. Don’t trade funny for cheesy (like I did in #10)


10. After all is hacked and pitched… Sh*p that Sh*t!

That’s all from #SWDub at least for 2014. Sure looking forward to the next one but till then follow @OnePlaceHQ for updates on how things unfold and I’m at @NubiKay and/or @NubiKayBlog.

Many thanks again to everybody involved and I meant it when I said:

..I do doff my hat again. Cheers.