MEGA startup week-end and DEMO Conference

Great facility in Silicon Valley, 3 tracks, 54 hours…

Great cocktail to keep 300 talented people or  50 teams busy at creating a company over a week-end. Many of you are familiar with Startup Week-End, but this one was MEGA, the largest ever and our team had the privilege to host it at the BizSpark HQ in Mountain View!

All the teams worked VERY hard but also had the chance to party hard at the Celebration of Entrepreneurship BizSPark party located on Microsoft Campus. <INSERT PICTURES> Special mention to the organizers for the best parking makeover ever J

Congratulations to the winning teams…

·         Health-track winner: Health track winner: @LiveHomeFree, monitoring for senior citizens.

·         Gaming-track winner: @Gablinga in-person gaming platform for smartphones.

·         Education-track winner: Education winner is @Classparrot -class texting for teachers.

… thanks to the startups WE folks. Way to go!

One of the three winning team will have the chance to present at the DEMO Conference this week. What an opportunity to progress from concept all the way through to pitch, business case and public demo in the course of a few days.

The DEMO Fall conference (#DEMOcon) is a fantastic event where you see 80 high potential companies literally launching on-stage.

After day  1, some trends appear like retail disruption, big data management, consumerization of IT… Exciting sample of innovation coming from the entire world including Moscow with , the next generation virtual fitting room powered by Microsoft Kinect (SDK available here).

What an inspiring beginning of the week!

Published: 9/14/2011 11:05 AM

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