This week has been an exciting one for Collective – we unveiled the result of our first Upstarts project ‘The Buggle’.
Upstarts is a yearly Collective initiative. Graduates pitch their ‘best idea since Supernoodles’ to a panel of Collective judges. The winning candidate gets to work with the Collective to make their idea a reality. The next Upstarts will be this summer, if you fancy taking part visit the Upstarts website here.
Sarah Buggle won Upstarts last year with an idea that sounded way better than Supernoodles – The Buggle App. It’s based on an insight we’ve all experienced. It’s 9.30pm and the ‘quiet night’ has turned into a ‘night out’. All you want to do go somewhere with great music and maybe have a bit of a dance. That’s where The Buggle comes in. It lets you listen live to bars in your area, sampling what is playing then and there, and letting your ears decide where to go.
A year of designing, coding and 3D printing later and The Buggle was ready to make its debut at Digital Shoreditch. Now there are Buggle boxes in various bars across Shoreditch – ready for the weekend.
If you would like to know more about The Buggle or Upstarts, come down to the Shoreditch Station (opposite the Town Hall and Digital Shoreditch). Sarah will be showcasing her idea from 6.00pm tonight. She and the Collective team will be there all evening, so if you fancy a chat, have a question or an idea or just want to try The Buggle for yourself, we’d love to see you.
We will be at Shoreditch Station from 6pm, with a short presentation by Sarah at 7pm.
See you there