54 hours is how long you have to pitch your ideas, form into groups, create product prototypes, then finally present to a panel of judges. Marketers, Designers, Developers, Product Managers, and Entrepreneurs come together to create a tech startup in one weekend. Will your idea be the one picked and become the next major startup launched onto the market?
Startup Weekend is a international event with over 400 past events in 100 countries in 2011, which headquarters is in Seattle Washington. Detroit’s Startup Weekend Organizers were Brandon Chesnutt, Heather Macdonald, and Monica Wheat with Judges Maria LaLonde, Paul Czarnik, Brad Hoos, Nick Pudar, and Meredith C. Kerekes. Shown below
Over 90 people took part in Detroit’s 5th Startup Weekend with 50 pitches of ideas. 16 teams were formed with 2 dropping off before the end. Final Teams (names/info from http://detroit.startupweekend.org/2013/11/17/the-final-stretch-the-last-day-at-startup-weekend-detroit-5/)
- Txt Santa – Anyone can text a gift request to SANTA (72682) and he responds. A mobile website will enable friends and family to retrieve the list.
- Tempura – Tempura is an history-free, temporary content publishing platform. Users have one post which is visible for a limited time, a limited number of views, or until the next post is made. What you post today is gone tomorrow.
- DataBank – Progressively replacing loyalty cards, membership cards and even your credit card with your Smartphone. An anaytics and advertising platform.
- H_Daily – The H_Daily Social Media Calendar of Occasions is a digital calendar publisher that aggregates every occasion for every day, week, month, season and year of every year in a highly visual, viral, and real-time format.
- GiftEngine – On the spot donating and gifting of food, goods and services to the people in need.
- SnapDecision – A mobile app that lets you snap a picture of a product that you are considering buying and share it with your social circles looking for instant feedback. Your friends, are alerted to quickly vote YES or NO. That information is instantly tabulated and presented to you in the form of a real-time infographic that will help you make your final decision.
- Karma Train – People can sell their services to fund a personal project.
- VisionBoards.co – A website and cloud-based platform that empowers customers to create vision-based goal setting tools. VisionBoards product lines include printed canvas VisionBoards (dream board); VisionBoards videos (accessible on smartphones and tablets); and merchandise (vision bracelets). It’s also a community forum with shared best practices, customer interaction, and professional coaching for hire.
- SoundMatching – Where you can get custom beats from producers all over the world.
- MiCue – Trade industry personal assistant.
- RoboTeleCop – Our free app and service builds evidence and files suit on your behalf against robocallers & telemarketers who break the law.
- DinDin Tonight – Daily meal delivery service.
- Made Local – Platform for local retailers and manufacturers.
- Fun Fort – Social Network For Young Kids that is obsessed with Privacy
Vision Boards won first prize (Shown below), RoboTeleCop came in second, and DataBank in third place.
Google Glass visited the event with demonstrations on their new product.
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