Dozens of makers, doers and creators have gathered at the University of Minnesota – Carlson School of Management for Startup Weekend Twin Cities 4. Some 48 hours into it, these weekend warriors have self-formed 17 unique teams which will demo tonight at 5:30pm (doors open at 5:00):
Nifty Gifter – a mobile based startup looking to improve the gift giving experience
Platforms: web, Android
Technologies: Amazon web services, ruby, Ruby on Rails
Vertical / Market: Dating & Relationships
Donate Right – an online community bringing charities and donors together to make donation a tangible and more meaningful experience. Our mission is to provide a simple and effect platform for donors to purchase specific items on behalf of worthy charities and causes.
Technologies: Foundation by Zurb, HTML5
Vertical / Market: Non-Profit
BrowserTap – fast and beautiful cross-browser testing. Cross-browser testing is the critical last step in the development of a website or app, ensuring your code works in all browsers. Forget VMs, screenshot services, or dedicated testing computers– cut your testing time in half, saving web developers and agencies time and money.
Vertical / Market: Developer Productivity
Petri – an intuitive, adaptive and free application built to filter out the daily deals noise and bring order and relevance to your inbox. Discover what your city has to offer through search, recommendations and real-time, location-based updates tailored to you. Petri. Feeding your interests, one offer at a time.
Platforms: web, Android, iOS
Vertical / Market: Data Analysis, Notifications & Alerts, Discovery, Lifestyle, Mobile, Advertising
Ticket Smart – We are a team looking to save businesses money by providing data on the optimal times to make travel purchases.
Vertical / Market: Transportation
Hopsnob is a location based app that connects you with your favorite microbrews. Search for a beer, find the closest liquor store where it’s available. Life’s too short to drink bland beer.
Vertical / Market: Consumer Interest
BubbleDo: Visually optimized online task management and productivity tool, for desktop and mobile, to help artistic and creative types stay on task. Socially vertical and engaging.
Platforms: Windows 8, Windows Phone, web, Android, iOS
Vertical / Market: Personal Productivity
RideHub – a tool for bicyclists to plan and share group bicycle rides.
Platforms: web, Android, iOS
Vertical / Market: Social, Advertising
iCtrl – independence through environmental controls that empower mobility impaired individuals with the tools to live and succeed. This is done using open source hardware and software allowing the product to be created at a lower cost and with more adaptability than the few products already on the market.
Technologies: Discrete Switch, SIRI, Infrared, Bluetooth, Arduino
Vertical / Market: Home Automation, Healthcare
VALIS is a power tool for analysts. If your thoughts, research, and intuitions are puzzle pieces, then VALIS is the table on which you can spread them out and assemble them into a coherent, logically consistent form. It shows you how an argument fits together and gives you feedback as to whether or not the whole thing is spot on, or way off.
Vertical / Market: Business Productivity, research
This Shirt, That Tie is attire recommendations with our signature StyleEngine™. Share and get instantaneous feedback from those who want you to shine.
Technologies: ruby, Ruby on Rails
Vertical / Market: Consumer, Retail
BachelorPad – transform your boring generic apartment into a cool fresh pad where guys want to hang out, and girls want to relax.
Technologies: Superior Intellect, Asana, CoffeeScript
Vertical / Market: Lifestyle
Reciprify is a new social sharing site that allows users to send and receive their favorite recipes with friends and family.
Vertical / Market: Food & Agriculture
Antar4 – your companion for home buying and maintenance.
Vertical / Market: Sales & CRM
Our mission at Brravo is to empower people to recognize their peers for the awesome work they do everyday. Brravo is a social recognition platform enabling real time acknowledge.
Platforms: web and mobile
Vertical / Market: Social
Define.FM – Visually Showing What Matters and Defines You The Most
Vertical / Market: Discovery, Lifestyle, Marketing, Social
myHomeStyle – Helping customers understand their style in buying a home
Vertical / Market:Service