April 10, 2009
Just wanted to let everyone know that Startup Weekend Chicago was a success. Six companies launched (see descriptions below) and everything went off without a hitch thanks to the gracious sponsorship of the ITA, TECH cocktail and DePaul’s Coleman Center for Entrepreneurship. Also, a HUGE thanks to Nick Seguin for facilitating the whole weekend. You da man, Nick!
Looking forward to Startup Weekend Chicago 2. Stay tuned for that and check out the companies spawned in Chicago over just one weekend bellow.
TweepUp – Allows you to enter what, where, when – converts common language and connects people doing interesting things, everywhere. Built on the Twitter API.
BigHugeWindow – Creates and facilitates the marketplace for window advertising.
Fork Chop (still in dev but they had a LOT of functionality together) – this app allows for the creation and forking/versioning of recipes. Additionally, they group worked on some powerful parsers which deconstruct the recipes into ingredients – grocery lists.
Eventr – Collects and aggregates user-generated-media surrounding an event. UI that allows anyone to create event.
Conference Survival Kit – nuff said
Merit Badges – This app was dev’d locally but revolved around controlled vetting of information resources and structured learning sequences coupled with certification of competency achievement.
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