What’s cookin’ at Startup Weekend Twin Cities?

Categories

It’s the final stretch of Startup Weekend Twin Cities and there’s at least 13 startup teams that have been rapid prototyping in anticipation of final pitches later today.

Here’s a peek at some of the spontaneous collaborations that have taken shape over the past 24+ hours:



“CartBrain allows you to easily add items to a shopping list through your smartphone and see all the available promotions of particular items on the shopping list at a click of a button, while maintaining digital copies of receipts.” Twitter; Facebook

“The quality of your air travel experience is determined by the people around you. The social aspects of flying are too important to leave to chance. FlightCrowd connects you to interesting people already on your flight.  Who’s in your FlightCrowd?”  Twitter Facebook





“A Social Gaming App utilizing real-time voting records, so that you could follow every politician’s actual decisions in office, similar to daily status updates, and vote on whether or not you would do the same thing. This way you are building up your own voting history on real events, and then at the next election, you can compare how you voted with each candidate and elect someone based on concrete decisions they made while in office and how those stack up against your voting record, had you been in their shoes.”  Twitter ; Dev site: http://polywiks.heroku.com; Coming soon: http://www.polywiks.com

“Mibrary is the world’s best digital library. With Mibrary you can read as much as you want, whenever you want, on whatever device you want. Browse. Download. Read. Repeat. All for less than the price of a paperback. Set your bookshelf free. Become a Mibrarian.”  Twitter; Facebook

“Skedadle brings innovative solutions to the world of competitive athletic racing. Combining world-class web design with at-cost processing fees, Skedadle is the site of choice for race directors and organizers to market their events. For athletes, the integration of social media into registration gives friendly competitors the chance to reunite after the race to trade tips and build essential training relationships. On the other side of the orange cones, an optional service provides fans the opportunity to track their friends’ progress on a mobile smart phone application. And for the many organizations seeking to get in front of the typically wealthy participants, we streamline the process for connecting organizers with sponsors.”

Run With It is the ebay for unfinished projects and business ideas. This is an online community dedicated to coders & programmers who want to sell/buy/or complete unfinished projects. These ideas and projects are sold, or given away, to buyers who gain complete ownership of the project.  So Run With It – post away and make some money on that project you spent so much time on…or search & browse for your next business idea.”  Blog Twitter

pocket website“The Pocket Web Site puts you in control of the content of your life. Easily add pictures, videos, blog entries, audio, documents and other content to your own hand-held Web site. Send your friends, family and business associates a link and they can keep up-to-date on what you are up to any time.”

“Heavy Analytics for BuddyPress is a plugin for BuddyPress that gives community managers actionable information about participants’ activities within their online community.  The Platinum edition (now taking orders) supports integration with Google Analytics by delivering user-specific information to community admins.”

“What drives you as a creative? We are all inspired by one thing or another. InspireMPLS is a way to share with other creatives what inspires your creativity!”  Twitter



“Locate My Deal is a location-based deal finder.”  Twitter










“With Rock Your Block, teens are able to search for work within their neighborhood. Work tasks may include: babysitting, raking leaves, shoveling snow, walking/caring for pets, etc. The community will enable teens to network with adults in their neighborhood to find odd jobs to earn money. The adults will be able to post work on the site and teens will be able to search for work that complements their skills. A personal resume will be generated for each teen worker as they complete jobs, build experience and skills and earn recommendations.”   Twitter Also own: www.teenjobz.com



“You’re on a road trip in another state, cruising down the interstate.  Other cars are wizzing past you like you are standing still, but your wife is telling you she thinks you’re going too fast.  If only you knew the speed limit.  Can your iphone help?  Speedwatch.me will tell you the speed limit is and let you know when it changes.”




Qonqr is a location-based, Risk-like, mobile game played out over the face of the earth! Players are operatives who must capture geographic zones by deploying nanobots to help their army defeat the opposing armies and qonquer the world. Successful deployments, recruiting, and squadron coordination result in experience points that, over time, promote the operative through higher and higher ranks, providing more powerful nanobot options. Monetization opportunities include player purchased virtual armament upgrades and local businesses paying for the opportunity to be a featured battleground. Game interface for field operatives will be mobile devices, and the Command Center will be accessible from the web.”  Twitter Facebook

Comments

  • http://www.youbrandinc.com scottscanlon

    Jeff, tons a great ideas and it has been great so far to be part of Startup Weekend Twin Cities

  • http://twitter.com/FlightCrowd FlightCrowd

    Startup Weekend Twin Cities is bubbling with the excitement surrounding the new startups! The Crew of @FlightCrowd will be pitchin' pretty tonight! Stop by CoCo in St. Paul to get a feel for FlightCrowd. For more information check out our website and blog at http://www.flightcrowd.com

  • http://twitter.com/FlightCrowd FlightCrowd

    Startup Weekend Twin Cities is bubbling with the excitement surrounding the new startups! The Crew of @FlightCrowd will be pitchin' pretty tonight! Stop by CoCo in St. Paul to get a feel for FlightCrowd. For more information check out our website and blog at http://www.flightcrowd.com

  • http://twitter.com/robertjweber Rob Weber

    Nice seeing you on Saturday Jeff. I wrote my perspective on the Twin Cities Startup Weekend here- http://www.appmarketingtips.com/2010/09/how-to-build-an-app-startup-in-a-weekend/

    • http://tech.mn Jeff Pesek

      Likewise Rob, although I think the closest we were able to get to one another was 30 feet :|

Sponsors