An artful end to Startup Weekend

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First place winner Art Everywhere with the panel of judges.

Our CMO John Stix spent the weekend working with young entrepreneurs at the 2nd Annual Startup Weekend run by our friends from Communitech.

Providing young grads with advice based on years of experience in starting up successful businesses, John helped guide the teams to launch their new companies, in just 54 hours.

An artful end to Startup Weekend

September 23, 2013 By 

On Friday afternoon, Chris Shinn didn’t think he’d start a company. But, by Sunday evening, he was founder of Art Everywhere – the first-place winner at Startup Weekend Kitchener-Waterloo.

“I didn’t know what would happen this weekend,” said Shinn, who has a business background. “I thought I would be in over my head.”

Art Everywhere, a website and app to help you buy original art, impressed the Startup Weekend judges with a simple concept: to match local artists with local buyers looking to decorate their homes and offices.

The second-place winner was TouchMock, a user demo experience that allows clients to quickly build an interactive wireframe with their designer.

In third place, and voted the weekend’s crowd favourite, was Just Feed Me, an app to connect local restaurants with diners. Described as a blind date with food, the app will send you a surprise meal from a local restaurant when you log in to request food.

Read the full article here: An artful end to Startup Weekend — Communitech.

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