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Teams celebrate at Startup Weekend Lexington 2014

Major congrats goes out to all six teams that participated in Startup Weekend Lexington 2014! With participants from as far away as Louisville, New York, and Eastern Europe, we enjoyed a weekend full of memorable moments. It was a tough vote for our judges, but with a focus on Validation, User Experience, and Business Model, three teams were selected to represent SW Lex in the Global Startup Battle – Champions Track:

  1. FinanceU – Build Your Own Scholarship
  2. BrickScan – Building a better Lego collection through aggregated metrics
  3. Contender – Easily connect and compete with people locally in the activities you love

Good luck to all our teams as they continue to compete in the Global Startup Battle and grow their businesses beyond this weekend.

As an example of what is possible, it was great to have Daniel Johnsen, founder of 2013 SW Lex winner Recovery Station, back as a judge this year. Daniel has continued working on Recovery Station over the past year, gaining a spot in the Velocity startup accelerator program and winning $20k from the Vogt Awards.

What will you do by this time next year? We hope you go BIG!

Nick Such