Night 1 of Fall 2014 KCSW

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Tonight we had a great opening by our Facilitator Wendy Overton, she got the crowd going by playing rock, paper, scissors. Kevin McGinnis with Pinsight Media and the Sprint Accelerator gave an inspirational talk about building relationships at Startup Weekend. He mentioned some of his best friends and business opportunities he has invested in came from Startup Weekend. We then got down to the pitches and had 15 teams pitch some amazing ideas.

  1. RigRPG – Social platform for A/V specialist to post their rigs
  2. Amplifier – Chain links devices to stream same music source
  3. Change for Good – Solution for users to round up their purchases to make a donation to a charity
  4. Percentile Budgeting – Simple budgeting app that leverages percentages to allocate budgets
  5. Rent to Me – Airbnb for renters, brings the landlord to the person looking
  6. Empathy Chat – Tinder for meeting pen-pals
  7. Help Connect – Peer to peer volunteering opportunities
  8. Electric Hooka – Electric based heating element for hooka pipes
  9. Thunderbird Unicorn – Creates a new experience replacing business cards
  10. Unleashed – Fitness app fighting obesity
  11. Seeds – Hybrid seed solution
  12. KC Daily Deeds – Crowd sourcing ideas for charities
  13. Home Connect – Information aggregator for in home climate control
  14. Get the Job – Interviewing practice app
  15. Home Décor – App that provides home decoration suggestions based off of personal preferences and budgets

As the participates went and mingled we began to see teams being formed and ideas becoming being laid. At the end of the mingling period we had 6 final teams ready to go at it for the next 51 hours to find out who would be crowned winner of Kansas City Startup Weekend Fall 2014.