A huge congratulations goes out to all who made Startup Weekend Lexington 2012 a success.
By the numbers:
24 ideas pitched
9 teams formed
7 delicious meals
3 layers of cake
...and 1 winner: GiftPool!
Congratulations to GiftPool, the winner of Startup Weekend Lexington 2012. GiftPool is like Kickstarter for birthdays. Users can raise money for large ticket items for theirselves or their loved ones. After delivering a functional application and a solid pitch, the GiftPool team surprised the audience by revealing that they had used their platform to raise over $200 from attendees and friends over the weekend, enabling them to gift a Keurig coffee machine to Awesome Inc. This team of co-founders Blake Hall, Zack Pennington, and Jun Huang will go on to represent SW Lexington in the Global Startup Battle later this week. Stay tuned for more information, as we'll need your help in voting to support our team in the next round! GiftPool also took home some great prizes from our sponsors, including 3 months of free desk space at Awesome Inc, a copy of Business Model Generation (courtesy Lexington ICC), and swag from the Google Store.
Also, major props to our 2nd and 3rd place teams:
2nd: JmpOn.it - One scan wifi access.
Prizes: 1-year premium account for FluidUI, Business Model Generation book, swag from the Google Store
3rd: My Name Is - The mobile app networking game you can play at events, conferences, and other social gatherings.
Prizes: Business Model Generation book, swag from the Google Store