Posts Tagged ‘Startup Weekend Columbia’

Startup Weekend Columbia winner Nudge moves to take next steps

After winning Columbia’s third annual Startup Weekend competition, the team behind Nudge is ready to further develop the reminder app, which enables users to distill key points and notes from events and send concise messages via email.

Inspired after attending speaking event upon speaking event, Jamie Stephens got the idea to …

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Why we fly home to mentor at Startup Weekend every year

I’m a big believer that the best place to start your company is your home town. Often times, however, the best place to grow your company is somewhere else. That has been the case for us at Zapier.

In October 2011, we debuted at the inaugural Startup Weekend Columbia (Missouri). Eight months later, we earned an invitation to participate in Y Combinator …

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Nudge has the right touch, takes top prize at Startup Weekend Columbia

After a full weekend of 54 hours of work, 19 teams shared new business ideas at Startup Weekend Columbia’s final presentation round on Sunday, with the top three announced on the event’s Twitter feed later that night. An email marketing tool, Nudge, took first place, winning $2,000, six free months in Columbia’s downtown incubator space REDI, SEO consulting with Lift Division and …

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Join past winners, first-timers for Columbia’s third Startup Weekend

It’s that time of year again, when Columbia’s eager and willing come together for a weekend of unbridled creativity and collaboration channeled to build viable startup ventures.

Entering its third year, Startup Weekend Columbia will once again take place at Museao this week. The weekend—using the formula developed by the international Startup Weekend program …

Read More’ Brent Beshore finds success, then builds community

On a Friday afternoon, Brent Beshore decides to play a game of pingpong because, well, he likes to play pingpong. This isn’t your average game of table tennis, however, because Beshore is technically at work—a term he would probably avoid using to describe his “job,” which isn’t exactly the right word for it either.

Eight years ago, Beshore was a graduate student at the University of Missouri, studying law and business. Before long he realized he had no desire to become a lawyer, and really wanted to “do something.” …

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Fundraising tool Fundrunners wins Startup Weekend Columbia

Fundrunners, a website and mobile app that aims to help runners organize and fundraise for special causes and charities, won the second Startup Weekend Columbia on Sunday, beating out 21 other teams. Trackly, a real-time website monitoring app, took second. OneCDS, a decision support tool for clinicians, placed third.

“It’s all about making it easy for people,” Fundrunners co-founder Jamie Canine said. “When people care it shouldn’t be that hard to …

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The 22 teams of Startup Weekend Columbia

Startup Weekend Columbia is in its final hours at Museao. At 5 p.m., the 22 teams* will pitch the ideas they’ve had nearly 48 hours to execute.

Whether the teams dissolve in the coming weeks or go on to be accepted into Y Combinator (like last year’s winner, Zapier), this event is sure to give participants a taste of what it is like to form a business. …

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