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This weekend saw the beginning of Enterprise Week at the University of Edinburgh. On Friday over 100 students engaged in 2 enterprise events ran by Launch.ed and the University of Edinburgh Careers Service.

Social Storm, a 24 hour hackathon looking to solve social issues saw 28 University of Edinburgh students work through the night, collaborating across 8 different countries and 20 different universities. Pierre Andrew Belle and Euan Brigs from the University of  Edinburgh were involved in the winning team Dorsey – African Bonds.

Watch their winning pitch here:

3 Day Startup facilitated over 65+ students and 8 new ideas in just 72 hours.

On Friday evening the students voted in their top 8 ideas from over 20 pitched, they then formed teams and got to work.

The 8 teams were looking to solve problems such as food waste, VR 3D sound, growing food at home and even sending grannies skydiving (or any other experience through VR).

Philip Hannay from Cloch Solicitors, business lecturer Ben Speigel, serial entrepreneurs Wolf Merkat and Karim Atalla and even a few familiar past LAUNCH.ed faces Paul Devlin and Sarah Scace mentored the teams over the weekend. 3DS provides students with space, time, mentorship and training to help them test their ideas and develop their concepts ready for startup.

On Sunday we saw their final pitches to a panel of 4 judges, Professor Chris Speed, John Peebles CEO of Administrate, Mary Jane Bowers and Diana Easley.

Did you miss the event? You can watch the pitches again here:

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You can watch a few of the highlights in our 3DS video below:

So much more to see at Enterprise week – Find out about it all here: bit.ly/2fuhJ2r

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