Over the past years many local, regional and national app competitions in Europe have been organized and stimulated developers and companies to build new applications with open data. But it’s time to take it to the next level. And so on Saturday June 29, at the `Hack de Overheid Hackathon‘ members of the Apps for Europe network open their first Business Lounge. Here’s a selection apps of developers that take the comfortable seats in the first Apps for Europe Business Lounge located at the Amsterdam City Hall this coming Saturday.
Finding schools is not so hard as you think. Scholenvinden is developed by Dispectu.
Lawcat is a 21st century law collection. It’s a free platform that contains Dutch laws and regulations and enables users to add and share knowledge and expertise.
Give stuff a second change. iKringloop enables you to exchange second-hand goods with your neighbors, thrift shops and collectors. It brings existing pick-up/drop-off services together in a mobile and social platform to reuse things easier. iKringloop is developed by iKringloop.
Other apps included in this first Apps for Europe Business Lounge are Push2Press.com (Glimworm IT), Openhuis App (2coolmonkeys), City Navigator (BusFaster Oy), PAC-Manchester (Foxdogs Studios), Go Board (Iodatalabs), De Nederlandse Wet (Black Envelope) en Ikregeer (overheid.io)
As various open data workshops are taking place next to the main hall, incubators and angel investors meet ground-breaking app developers to turn their digital services into business. The Apps for Europe Business Lounge, organised by Waag Society, Kennisland and Open State Foundation, is to support open data apps to move from concept or prototype into a business start-up.
This meet and great with experts from various incubators and angel investors among them Rockstart, Google and Startup Bootcamp prepares selected participants to apply for the Apps for Europe competition. Developers get advice in creating and commercializing apps with market potential. They enter their app, including a business model, into an annual pan-European Open Data Competition.