There were 110 startups competing for the grand prize, but there could only be one winner. One Month, the first ever online school for entrepreneurs, just closed up its first ever startup competition where LessAnalytics came out on top.
The One Month startup course and competition was designed to help very early stage companies get up and running in just 30 days. There were ten judges for the competition, all entrepreneurs or experts in the tech space. Among them were One Month founder Mattan Griffel, Y Combinator partner Kevin Hale, Product Hunt’s Ben Tossell, and Justin Mares, author of Traction.
The startups were judged on the quality and uniqueness of the idea, marketability, progress made during the 30-day course, and quality and commitment of the team. At the end of the course participants had to prepare a mock Y Combinator application and submit a demo video
LessAnalytics has a product that automates some of the more tedious parts of data analytics management and provides a conversational way to interact with data using an AI powered personal assistant.
“When One Month Startup began, LessAnalytics was an untitled idea about simplifying analytics data management,” said Sam Bowen, co-founder of LessAnalytics in a statement. “Today, LessAnalytics is a Python based app under active development. Layered on top of our recent progress is a marketing website that is earning customer signups, a growing social media following and experienced advisors. We're excited to take the company forward, and hope that down the line we can come back and contribute to a future One Month Startup, and to help other emerging companies get their start.”
Of the more than 100 startups that participated, only 25 of them made it to the mock accelerator application and demo video, which was a requirement to be considered for the cash prize.
“We were really impressed with the quality of ideas across the board, and with each founder’s commitment to turning their idea into a reality,” said Griffel in a statement. “We deliberately kept the class on the small side so that we could solicit feedback on what entrepreneurs wanted to learn and work their issues into the curriculum. Overall it was a fantastic, driven and creative group. We’ll definitely run the program again.”
As the winners, LessAnalytics received a $10,000 cash prize, to be used to fund the startup’s growth.