Startup Weekend – Seattle!
Seattle Startup Weekend, held on November 12, 2010, was a fantastic event! After hearing 32 pitches, which ranged from long distance romance to food safety to better networking tools, 13 teams met on Saturday to roll up their collective sleeves and got to work.
And here they are:
501K: We are Paying it Forward One Portfolio at a Time
There are thousands of charitable organizations in our communities. We want to change the face of philanthropy with one click. 501K makes it easier for you to donate to your favorite charities directly. Our mission is to help one another and some day, change the world. Follow @501KPlan or go to 501k.org to learn more.
Chatter Sphere: Discovering People and Things Around You
Tools like foursquare and twitter allow you to follow and track your friends’ location and activities—by combining geographic proximity and local activities, ChatterSphere shows what’s happening nearby for easy discovery and very little travel.
Got Sway: I got sway, do you?
Put valuation around social networks. By indentifying and targeting community or network influencers, Got Sway allows companies to maximize returns on systematic WoM marketing and connect their brands with key users. In return, influencers receive discounts and merchandise. Follow @igotsway to learn more.
Purple Jazz: The Jam Studio Community in Your Pocket
Record, upload and mix your and your friends’ tracks online. Find band mates around the world while on the bus. Follow @PurpleJazzFM to learn more.
SeattleREAP: Connecting Homebuyers with Their Future Communities
When buying a home a % goes to the buying agent. Online agencies are reducing this %. SeattleREAP returns this money to the homebuyer in the form of local merchant credit or currency. In doing, so SeattleREAP connects homebuyers to their local communities through sustainable practices. Follow @SeattleREAP to learn more.
SayCal: Say Hello to Your Calendar
SayCal voice enables hosted calendars. By using voice recognition, busy people will be able to listen to and update their calendar events from their mobile phones. Follow @thedevguy to learn more.
SeeSaw: Collect and Connect New Faces
Collect n’ connect new contacts at your event quickly and easily with simple face identification. Are you meeting lots of important people at your event, but having problems keeping track of who’s who? Do you remember faces, but names…not so much? With SeeSaw, you build your valuable connection list as fast as you can click on faces. Release your inner social butterfly skills. Log in with your twitter account now to start collecting ‘n connecting! Follow @getseesaw and getseesaw.com to learn more.
Snuggle Cloud: Romance in the Cloud
An online tool for couples who are in long-distance relationships to communicate and keep in touch on a simple, easy to use interface. Other value-add services include reminders, gift buying suggestion and more. Follow @SnuggleCloud to learn more.
StreetSmart: A Suite of Tools that Supports Street Food Vendors
An integrated management service concept that will support and help grow the community of quality of local street vendors in Seattle. Follow @streetsmartsea to learn more.
Stylecast: Broadcast Your Style
Frustrated that after hours spent browsing and deciding on the perfect purse/shoes/outfit you finally make a purchase only to find that you have no one to share the moment with? Create a profile, upload and archive pictures, add comments and get feedback on your purchases. Follow @stlyecastme or go to stylecast.me to learn more.
Tellus Homes: We Create Ecologically, Economically and Socially Sustainable Homes
Tellus’ bottom line is that we can build long lasting, medium density housing in coastal urban areas at a significantly reduced cost, using union labor, and create homes that are ecologically, economically and socially sustainable. To learn more check out tellushomes.com.
Text Connect: Simply Exchange Contact Information through the Ubiquity of Text
Meeting people is easy, remembering them is hard. Exchange contact information with people you’ve just met through your mobile phone by sending and accepting text messages. No new technology is required and the exchange takes seconds.
Clpstr: Watch it Later
Bookmark online videos in order to easily find and watch them later on any video viewing device. Follow @clpstr for to learn more.
WeReferee: Fans Make the Call
An online forum where fans participate in games by making calls, venting, and creating tribes across TVs around the world. Follow @WeReferee and go to wereferee.com to learn more.
Great work everyone! We’re all looking forward to hearing final presentations tomorrow. Remember, perfecting your pitch is vital if you want to win Seattle Startup Weekend and Global Startup Battle!
Finally, it was a pleasure meeting everyone and getting those test devices out for everyone to use. If you have device testing needs, please post your reply on this blog and we will follow up with you!