Startup Weekend is an intense 54 hour event which focuses on building a web or mobile application which could form the basis of a credible business over the course of a weekend. The weekend brings together people with different skillsets - primarily software developers, graphics designers and business people - to build applications and develop a commercial case around them.

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Congratulations to our winning teams!

Our third place team, NomAddress, a system for easing the pain of forwarding mail to a new address, had a useful idea and a functioning prototype that scored them high on completeness and practicality, giving them the edge to score third place:

NomAddress' ugly problem

Our second place team, ParkInMySpot, crafted a plan to allow people to rent out their unused parking spaces. A fully functioning prototype secured them second place. They also happened to be the winner of our just-for-fun practicality prize. And what is more practical than an extra pair of socks?

 
Finally,  Stash Verify, a system for detecting counterfeit goods using QR codes, raised the bar with a stunning intersection of beautiful design, sharp business and excellent development work. All three facets came together into a compelling presentation and demo, to place them solidly in first place.

 

Congratulations to our winning teams and all teams that participated! We look forward to seeing you again next year!

Startup Weekend is coming to your city!

Startup Weekend is a 54 hour startup event that provides the networking, resources, and incentives for individuals and teams to go from idea to launch. Startup Weekend’s motto: Build Community. Start Companies. No Talk. All Action. In conjunction with local facilitators around the world, Startup Weekend is run by two guys out of Seattle, WA. Together, we are our own community of passionate entrepreneurs on a mission to help other entrepreneurs and facilitate innovation.

The event is open to anyone interested in the local entrepreneurial community, and it puts them in a setting where anything is possible. In the past 3 years, 550+ startups have started, 22,000+ entrepreneurs have been inspired. Teams have even started to generate revenue during the 54hr event, and others have even gone on to direct angel and VC investment. None of these stats take into account the amazing networking, ongoing professional relationships, and amazing experience that happen at every event.

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