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The spring Startup Weekend at the Ohio University Innovation Center kicked off with better-than-100% participation – each of the 24 registered participants made a pitch AND five of the volunteers or advisors also pitched ideas, 29 pitches in all.
After two rounds of voting, five startup teams formed who will spend the weekend developing products, doing market research and figuring out a workable business plans. The teams are:
• Hands on Cognitive Toys for the Modern Child
• Socially Responsible Investing (shareholder activism)
• Smart Workout Journal
• Enchanted Home of Lost Books
• Note Boost
Watch for details about these projects tomorrow.
#SWAthensOH

Facilitator Daniel Johnsen asks for a show of hands. Who's a student?
Facilitator Daniel Johnsen asks for a show of hands. Who’s a student?
The participants voted for the pitches with Post-It notes.
The participants voted for the pitches with Post-It notes.
Teams formed up.
Teams formed up.
Barbara Donohue