Startup Weekend Louisville Spring ’13 WrapUp

Post via Startup Weekend Louisville March 9, 2013

Louisville’s second Startup Weekend is one for the history books. We set new records for:

  • Participants
  • Ideas pitched on Friday
  • Teams formed
  • Spectators on Sunday

We had a great turn-out, and we’d like to thank everyone who made this possible –  the sponsors, coaches, judges, all of the people who helped us get the word out, and especially the participants! Our hats are off to the dedicated founders and entrepreneurs who accomplished so much in such a short time.

Here’s a re-cap of the teams and their ideas:

1st Place: Tally Rally – Friend-to-friend challenge integrated with consumer brand social media marketing.

2nd Place: Local Weird Louisville – Membership management for independent business associations.

3rd Place: Where The Trucks At? – Food truck geolocation and notification.

Buy Me Lunch – Arranging lunches between mentors and proteges. -Expert advice on buying a bike, lead generation for bike shops.

Front Row Upgrade – On-the-spot upgrade to a better seat at a game or a show.

Give a RAC – Connecting volunteers to nonprofits for Random Acts of Compassion.

Lead Lift – Helping startups generate business leads.

Scrambler – Smartphone app for golfers, logging statistics and offering tips.

Share Search – Upload pics of your purchases from local shops.

Vacay Go – Find discounts on last-minute vacation rental properties.

For more information on the teams and their business ideas, checkout this article from InsiderLouisville and this one from BusinessFirstLouisville.

Thanks again to everyone who made Startup Weekend Louisville a success. Stay involved by adding your name to the mailing list, or following us on Twitter.


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