Your App idea will be judged on a combination of Business (40%) and Technical elements (40%) and your Pitch to the judges (20%).
Have you defined a clear need for your app?
Have you identified a target audience?
Who are your competitors & how are you different?
How will you get people to download your app?
How will you make money from your app?
What are the development/launch/support costs?
What is your break-even point - how long until you make a profit?
Have you considered which platforms to launch & why?
Navigation & Structure
Quality/understanding of Tech Implementation
Understanding of Third-party Data Services
Basic Security Principles Demonstrated in App Design Process
Preliminary Understanding of Data Protection/Regulatory Requirements
ARTICULATION OF IDEA/CONCEPT
Did you make a clear, convincing & passionate presentation?
Were the technical elements clearly explained?
QUESTIONS FROM JUDGES
How well did you deal with questions from the judging panel?
Did you demonstrate any evidence of learning from the process?
Richard Godfrey - Chair
Richard is the co-founder and CEO of Rocketmakers; a Bath-based micro-incubator for high growth potential software startups. Working with startup founders, Rocketmakers provides web, cloud and mobile technical implementations for new ideas, as well as mentoring and business development advice.
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Previously Richard spent nearly 9 years at Microsoft leading the Software Architecture team in the UK and he spent 8 years before that as a consultant with Deloitte Consulting where his biggest claim to fame was as the Architect and lead developer of the UK's first DNA database.
Dave is CEO & co-founder of @StormUK, one of the fastest growing web development agencies in the South West. Dave works with startup and fast growth businesses in the development of their online platform, app or product. Many of these startups receive investment from Storm during their early stages.