Great Energy & Ideas at Startup Weekend: Storrs, 1/27/2012


Congratulations to PlatForum, Sobrio, and MailStack who tied for 1st Place at the inaugural Startup Weekend Storrs event! Honorable mention when to KidETA for most promising service to the community, and Life Raver for best name.

There were many terrific startup ideas presented, and many potential businesses in the pipeline. We look forward to seeing the success of groups move beyond this weekend. Uconn shirts

Top Winners:

platforum – A mobile app to consolidate the forum experience

Sobrio – A mobile match service linking drinkers and sober drivers
Mailstack – A new way to organize your email inbox

Honorable Mention:

KidETA – A school bus location service using mobile crowdsourcing (for most promising service to the community)
Life Raver – A website to help visitors to a city find the fun things that locals do (for best name)

Other Participants:

  • Eldercare Compare 6796552511_123357bffb_z
  • Busses2
  • CloudSort
  • GrowPix
  • Sitterverse
  • LiveIt!
  • Joy In A Glass


Thanks go to the:





  • Premier

    • Connecticut Light & Power


    • Service Internet Solutions
    • Entrepreneurship Foundation
    • Fiondella, Milone & LaSaracina


    • University of Connecticut
    • Independent Software
    • MoxMe
    • SoftLayer Technologies
    • Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship& Innovati
    • Panera Bread


    • Connecticut Technology Council
    • Crossroads Venture Group
    • Startup Connecticut



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