Launch48 Edinburgh Summary

The latest exhilarating Launch 48 Weekend took place at the University of Edinburgh Business School this past weekend.

The Launch48 Weekend introduced talented and diverse mentors to 4 teams, formed from 90 participants. These mentors brought a wealth of experience in business and software development to each team and they individually worked tirelessly to form internet start-up businesses in just 48 hours.

We are proud to present to you the four unique start-ups created from our weekend:

Compare The Universities
CompareTheUniversities.com allows prospective students to fully investigate their options for attending universities by aggregating information about each university, programme of study, and associated tuition fees. By inputting their qualifications, skills and interests, users are provided with potential prospects for further education.

For those who love to run and travel this is a one stop site. Arrive in a new city and keen for safe routes to go running? Look no further. The run2see mobile app harnesses the inbuilt GPS in smartphones to provide users with the safest running routes nearby. Along the way, the app will narrate a guided tour giving the listener interesting information about historical landmarks and sites of local significance.

Social Catalogue
Find products and services in your local area, compare prices, and read reviews from other users. The team made a bold statement that they are looking to change the culture and process behind purchasing decisions. They believe that accessibility and availability to information will assist the provision and recommendation of goods and services.

Choose a date and time to have information delivered in the form of a phone call, which in turn acts as an alarm clock service. Consider being called by a hotel receptionist with a morning wake up call, but then that person also provided you with a quick update on local weather and traffic reports, the news headlines, and perhaps even the number of unread emails you have.

For further details on any of the above please visit edinburgh.launch48.com