Great Energy & Ideas at Startup Weekend: Stamford, 04/01/2012


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Congratulations to MyStuDebt for getting first place at Startup Weekend Stamford. The Teams in the second and third place were Be Beautiful and Agricomm Weather.

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.

Slideshow of the events on Flickr.

Top Winners:

  1. 1st Place: MyStuDebt (Michelle Laviree and Amee Patel, @mystudebt): Helping students manage and repay their loans.

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  1. 2nd Place: Be Beautiful (Katherine Yarborough): BeBeautiful is an online clothing exchange where women can buy and sell clothes and be a part of an online wellness community.

  2. 3rd PlaceAgricomm Weather (Linda Woods, #Agricomm): AgriComm Weather is a fully-customizable weather dashboard, created specifically for the agricultural commodity market.

Honourable Mention:

– Risknicity (Greg Berg, #Risknicity):Making buying car insurance as easy & as social as sharing photos on Facebook.

-Love Squadron (Kip Steele, #LoveSquadron)  Service that allows you to ask your friends to help you plan the perfect date.


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Other Participants:

  1. Caregiver Roadmap

  2. Challenge Good

  3. Enerknol

  4. Gabinja                                                                    

  5. Palobo

  6. The SuperHero Academy

  7. Webcard

Thanks go to the:

Speakers:

Richard Blumenthal, US Senator for Connecticut

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Jonathan Yarmis, Doctor Disruptive

Bob Dorf,Startups Owner Manual

Art Shulman, Former COO Priceline Gasoline

Erik Endress, CEO Share with 911

Joe Rutledge, Former CMO Priceline.com

Mentors:

Doug Campbell, CEO, SuccessCoach

Joe DeMarco, Ponus Ridge Investments

Richard Guha,Max Brand Equity

David Furth, Leap the Pond

Ira Yellen, First Experienc Communications

Leonard Vignola, Beacon Partners

Anand Katragadda

Lafir Thassim, UBS Investment Bank

Alex Zesch,VP Technology and Marketing, IRA Market

Cindy McLaughlin,CEO, Style for Hire

McAdory Lipscomb Jr.,Founder, CEO Coach

Liwen Yaacoby

Michael Grunei,William Perrone (William and Diggins)

Kelly Hadous,Win The Room™

Scott Fuller,Business Advisor

Judges:

Joe DeMartino,Former President, Angel Investor Forum

Dale Kutnick,SVP, Gartner

Steve ObsitnikCandidate for U.S. Congress (CT 4th District)

Geoff SchneiderFounder, Cava Capital

Konstantine DrakonakisDirector, New Haven, Launch Capital

Pauline M. MurphyManaging Director, Investments, Connecticut Innova

Bill Gordon,Entrepreneur In Residence, Stamford iCenter

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