And the winners are…

Thanks to everyone that made Startup Weekend OKC a success! What an energizing and inspirational 54 hours. It was great to meet new people, hear innovative ideas, and see all of you put so much energy into working as a team and executing on those ideas and preparing very solid presentations for our panel of judges.

Here are the winners:

1st Place: Open Caption

Open Caption is an app that provides real-time captioning of live events to hearing impaired.

Prizes:
1 yr membership at 404
1 hr consult with JumpPhase Ventures
1 yr CageApp basic plan
Toolkit (all themes, plugins and WordPress training) from iThemes

2nd Place: Bookwork

Bookwork is a crowdsource platform that facilitates concert booking relationships and transactions.

Prizes:
6 mo membership at 404
1 hr consult with JumpPhase Ventures
1 yr CageApp basic plan
Plugin Suite (all plugins) from iThemes

3rd Place: BrewCrate

BrewCrate uses your beer preferences to identify craft beers from across the country you’ll love. Then we deliver that beer directly to your doorstep.

Prizes:
6 mo membership at 404
1 yr CageApp basic plan
Plugin Suite (all plugins) from iThemes




After 26 Pitches, 8 Survived. Here are the 2014 SWOKC Teams!

After 26 pitches Friday night, 8 survived. Here are the teams and what they’ve been working on all weekend. Presentations are tonight at 5pm.

DoughFetch

DoughFetch helps businesses find the working capital they need by connecting them to banks and financial services providers that are a good fit.

Bookwork

Bookwork is a crowdsource platform that facilitates concert booking relationships and transactions.

Search Box

Long-range plane tracking and anomalous flight detection.

Brew Crate

BrewCrate uses your beer preferences to identify craft beers from across the country you’ll love. Then we deliver that beer directly to your doorstep.

TriggerTracker

Mobile app that interfaces with fitness wearables such as Fitbit, Jawbone, iWatch, to help individuals identify food sensitivities.

STEMX

STEMX uses robots to teach students engineering skills.

Hot Tub Flix

Hot water, hot bodies, hot movies. Bringing hot tub theater to a rooftop in the heart of OKC.

Open Caption

App that provides real-time captioning of live events to hearing impaired.




Startup Weekend OKC is a part of Global Startup Battle!

We know, the awesomeness of Startup Weekend OKC is plenty of excitement for one weekend. “But wait, there’s more!” Startup Weekend OKC teams, along with teams from over 200 other Startup Weekends taking place November 14th-16th and 21st-23rd, also get to compete in Global Startup Battle. GSB gives Startup Weekend OKC participants the opportunity to compete in themed tracks that offer different prizes, resources and judges.

Champions Track: The Champions Track will showcase the best of every city and region. To compete in this Track your team must place 1st, 2nd, or 3rd at Startup Weekend OKC. Not only does the Champions Track have insane prizes up for grabs like a trip to the LAUNCH Conference in Silicon Valley, but this track also has an incredible judges panel, including music icon and tech investor Nas and Shark Tank’s Daymond John.  Learn more.

But don’t worry if your team doesn’t place in the top 3 at Startup Weekend OKC. All teams have a chance to enter GSB through the tracks below:

Startup Women Track: We’re honored to support building diversity with a Track focused on women entrepreneurs and highlighting their work and talents. The Startup Women Track drives participation at all levels by accepting teams that have a female founder, led by a woman, or consisting of 50% or more women members. Learn more.

Education, Empowered Track: From improving the way we learn to increasing access to education, we’re looking at you to join us in creating a world where everyone is empowered to be a thinker and a maker. Learn more.

Do the KIND Thing Track: Bring your socially impactful ideas to Do the KIND Thing Track. With commitment to social entrepreneurship with impact, this Track focus is to make the world a little kinder, one act or idea at a time.  Learn more.

The Innovator’s Track: The .CO Innovators Track is calling all Startup Weekend teams that are launching their brilliant ideas on a .CO domain. This track has an impressive panel of judges, including Dave McClure, Founding Partner of 500 Startups. Prizes for this Track include a trip to Jason Calacanis’ LAUNCH Festival – the best place to launch your startup, raise money and learn about starting a company. Learn more.

How do you enter to compete? Startup Weekend teams will have up to 24 hours from then end of the event to submit a 90-second video for GSB. Keep in mind that plenty of last year’s best performing teams recorded their video with their smartphone or webcam. It’s all about content. We’ll give you more information on GSB and how to enter this weekend.

If you haven’t registered for Startup Weekend OKC, what the hell are you waiting for? Seriously.

See you there!




Join us Wednesday for JumpStart to Learn More about Startup Weekend OKC

Join us at The 404 this Wednesday, Oct. 22 from 6:30-8p.m for JumpStart, an informational session about Startup Weekend OKC. Startup Weekend is a global network of events where developers, engineers, designers, marketers, product managers and startup enthusiasts come together for 54 hours to share ideas, form teams, build products, and launch startups.

If this sounds like something you’re interested in, join us at JumpStart for an informal open house where you can learn more about Startup Weekend. Here’s what we’ll cover:

  • How to craft a great 60-second pitch for Friday night
  • What to expect throughout the weekend
  • Judging criteria for Sunday evening’s 5-min presentations
  • Startup Weekend OKC is a part of Global Startup Battle. Find out what the heck that means and how to enter your team.
  • Oh… and we’ll have beer.

Startup Weekend OKC is November 14-16 at The Paramount on Film Row in Oklahoma City. Tickets are normally $75 but thanks to our sponsors we’ll have a discount code for those that come out Wednesday for JumpStart!

Whether you are already registered or still deciding whether to attend or not, invite your friends and come out! Click here to register or just show up!

Event Details:
What: JumpStart – Startup Weekend info session
Where: The 404 (704 W Sheridan Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73102)
When: 6:30pm

Click here to register




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