“70% who showed up this weekend didn’t know each other. Now you’re pitching startups.”- Kit Muller, co-organizer of Startup Weekend Pittsburgh.
From strangers to movers and shakers, congratulations to all the teams who pitched their companies at Startup Weekend Pittsburgh #6! We couldn’t have asked for a better group of attendees, mentors, sponsors and volunteers. A special thank you to @AlphaLabGear & @ThrillMillPgh for accommodating the 130+ crazed attendees.
Without further ado, here are your #SWPgh6 winners:
Second Place Team: Jumpit
“JumpIt is the Uber for emergency car assistance, seamlessly connecting those in need with local and available assistance.”
Third Place Team: 360Showings
“360 showings improves how realtors show properties by taking the blinds off: let buyers look around inside 360 videos.”
Thank you all for joining us on this 54-hour journey. #SWPgh6 participant Will Gibbons said it best: “It’s hectic, challenging, inspiring, exhausting and exhilarating.” For many of us, it was our first experience with Startup Weekend Pittsburgh. Aside from a lot of tweeting and blogging, I did not know what to expect. I embarked on the #swpgh journey with a nice mix of nerves and excitement, and am happy to say I ended up with unforgettable memories. I got to experience first hand, individuals coming together to create something bigger than themselves. Not just potential companies, but a community of entrepreneurs. My biggest takeaway from the weekend is the relationships I forged while working alongside the participants, volunteers and organizers. Competing to win is important, but enjoying the journey takes precedence. Startup Weekend is a sprint. Entrepreneurship is a marathon.
Congrats again to all of the attendees for participating and pitching your ideas. More importantly, pat yourselves on the back for putting yourself in a new setting and stepping out of your comfort zones. You are now graduates of Startup Weekend Pittsburgh!
Welcome to the community that builds Pittsburgh’s tomorrow.