The winner steps in – Stepsss


DSC05756Team Stepsss consisting of three young students from the electronics high-school “John Atanasoff” – Atanas, Nikola & Kristian and the two more experienced Stefan and Ivan won the fifth edition of the Sofia StartUP Weekend.

Their prototype of a smart “insole” that collects and sends data from our sole and analyzes the way we walk, run and stand in order to allow for a faster recovery in cases of immobilization, or just to know how to improve your running and walking in order to feel less tired.

The winner took it all, namely: HTC Desire 601, Mi-fi router with 3G access from VIVACOM, a bottle of 12-yaer-old Tullamore and the book “The mom test” by Rob Fitzpatrick for each team member, also provided by HTC + 1000 leva in cloud services from SuperHosting.BG

Second place and best Windows app award went to the StartUP Weekend veterans Mariya Rashkovska, Nikola Irinchev (who wins the best win app award for a second time in a row) and the less frequent weekenders: Slav, Radoslav, Miroslav and Vladimir:


Their project DJme, allows people to vote on what song to be played next in the disco or at the party.

They deserve two shots, for their 2 categories:


Mariya led a team and during the third StartUP Weekend – Park Here. She then placed third. We expect Mariya to try again and this time win the weekend! Team DJMe have been kind enough to share their 12-year-old Grants with all fellow Weekenders.

Third place: Team cybRace – led by Dimiter Dimitrov – winner of the previous StartUP Weekend with Talkie, where he again joined forces with Nikolay. The rest of the team: Jasen, Ivailo (the maker of great photos) Todor and Stavri.

cybRace are making a phone controlled RC model. On top of that they mount another phone on the car and stream video back to the controlling device, so you see where you drive :)


Needless to say all 3 teams won free tickets to the StartUP Next Conference at the end of the Month

Special awards:

Best pitch: Team MamAdvice: Zornitsa Tomova (who also volunteered before the event) – Miroslav, Atanas, Petar, Dimiter.


Team NowAtrip led by 12-year-old Tomi, won two special awards: Youngest participant (of course) and 1000 leva in cloud services from SuperHosting.BG

Team won the third special prize by Superhosting.