Startup Weekend Pensacola 2015 prizes

COME ON DOWN! The three top teams at Startup Weekend Pensacola will win some fabulous prizes to help get their startup off the ground. What are the prizes? Glad you asked!

Sound pretty good? You can only win if you compete. Startup Weekend kicks off Friday at 6pm. Get your tickets now!




Gulf Power sponsors Startup Weekend Pensacola 2015

Startup Weekend Pensacola is pleased to announce that Gulf Power has joined as a sponsor!

“Gulf Power is deeply committed to building a vibrant community through innovative efforts such as Startup Weekend,” Gulf Power said in a statement to Startup Weekend Pensacola. “We recognize the power in creating an opportunity for people who share the same entrepreneurial spirit to connect their diverse skills and abilities.”

Gulf Power serves more than 447,000 customers in eight counties across Northwest Florida.

“Our hope is that Northwest Florida will continue to embrace and sustain efforts like Startup Weekend so that innovators, thinkers and doers will have a venue to connect and launch successful startups,” the company said.

It is Gulf Power’s mission to safely provide exceptional customer value by delivering reliable, affordable and environmentally responsible electricity while strengthening our communities. For more information about the company, visit their website at MyGulfPower.com or visit their Facebook Page.




Overgroup sponsors Startup Weekend

Startup Weekend Pensacola is pleased to announce that Overgroup has joined as a sponsor!

Overgroup is a web-based customer billing and management company. They have helped clients be successful by offering software that can track and manage clients in real-time. For over a decade, Overgroup has been working with clients in the telecom and cloud services industries.

When asked about the source of his interest in Startup Weekend, Ross Overstreet, CTO and founder of Overgroup, said, “I participated in a Startup Atlanta a few years ago. Our group made an application that helped people conduct over-the-phone surveys and capture the answers. It was a great experience; intense, but met a lot of amazing people by participating.

You can find out more about Overgroup at there website here: http://www.overgroup.com/




60 Second Pitches

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Startup Weekend Pensacola
Fall 2014

1. Ryan Lynn – reminder app that helps you get off social media and ignore distractions so you can get back to work, studying, etc.
2. Christian Garabedian – ‘MeriCAN – redesigning gas cans!
3. Elliot Dean – Yikes Security – advertising on lock screens
4. Jasmine Lee – The Whole iShebang! A multi-floor entertainment venue
5. Olivia Puckett – Portable Candle to wipe out smells
6. Manuela – Kid’s Fun Zone – indoor play area for kids
7. Josue Rosalez – Fashion app with a Facebook integration where friends can give you advice on what to wear
8. Joseph – Arterex – an app that helps people find what arts and culture events to do in their local communities
9. Tom Moore – Genscope V – test your DNA from your fingerprint
10. Tim Jones – Colorful Voices – an app that helps veterans and employers communicate
11. Jon Cody – Your 2 Cents – Collaborative problem solving
12. Peter Paulding & Trevor – Cop App – suite of apps for law enforcement to help with in car video and other expensive in-car technologies
13. Peter – Survival Institute – a one-stop program for survival training
14. Shashan – AID Production – produce videos incorporating people from around the world
15. Phat Lee – LyfeBoat – Uber for Roadside Assistance
16. Christopher Barge – SAME – Self Assembly Made Easy
17. Robert Moreland – Smart Solar Controller for water heaters
18. Dr. Greg Lilly – Move Right – technology to help people manage back pain
19. Trish Taylor – Shift Happens – an app helps people implement their plans after business and life coaching
20. Jake O’Neill – Smart Text – a translation app for urban slang used in text messages
21. Amanda Kondrayev – Dinosaur Adventure Land – a park for people to learn about dinosaurs and science
22. Andre Kondrayev – anti-microbial substance to create sterile environments. Solve ebola!
23. Tyler Tiwari – Ben Franklin – task/goal management app.
24. Darryl Lindie – $ Cloud – helping continue learning where the Massive Open Online Courses stop
25. Database of Things – user algorithms and data science to predict all sorts of trends.
26. Derek Dwyer – eTernity – app to house memories of people who have passed away
27. Rebecca Payne – increase use of ECAT by making it easy to find route information and purchase passes.
28. Brent Scott – Homes Find Me / Cars Find Me – help buyers market themselves to those who can help them solve their problem (buy a home, buy a car, etc).
29. Robocrates – Robot + Socrates – have a conversation with a robot!
30. Dominic Grasso – Simply Science – a STEM education Q&A site.
31. Solar Media Com – smart solar panels




Prizes

The following prizes will be awarded to the top 3 teams.

1st Place

  • Gulf Coast Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship- 3 months free office space (up to 2 people)
  • 4 hours of marketing and social media consulting provided by Social ICON
  • 2 hours of product and user experience consulting provided by Kyle Schmitz, Product Designer at Accountingfly
  • Free 1 year of Less Accounting software
  • 2 hours financial consulting from Saltmarsh, Cleavland and Gunn
  • 4 hours of Startup Business Modeling from Pat Rooney of Coastal CxO Services, Inc.

2nd Place

  • Gulf Coast Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship- 3 months free office space (up to 2 people)
  • 4 hours of marketing and social media consulting provided by Social ICON
  • 2 hours of product and user experience consulting provided by Kyle Schmitz, Product Designer at Accountingfly
  • Free 1 year of Less Accounting software
  • 2 hours financial consulting from Saltmarsh, Cleavland and Gunn
  • 4 hours of Startup Business Modeling from Pat Rooney of Coastal CxO Services, Inc.

3rd Place

  • Gulf Coast Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship- 3 months free office space (up to 2 people)
  • 4 hours of marketing and social media consulting provided by Social ICON
  • 2 hours of product and user experience consulting provided by Kyle Schmitz, Product Designer at Accountingfly
  • Free 1 year of Less Accounting software
  • 2 hours financial consulting from Saltmarsh, Cleavland and Gunn
  • 4 hours of Startup Business Modeling from Pat Rooney of Coastal CxO Services, Inc.



Event Updates & News

Hey everyone!

We’re closing in on the event and wanted to give some updates. We expect this to be our biggest event yet and we only have a certain number of tickets so grab yours now.

Curent ticket prices:
$40 for professionals
$20 for students*

*UWF and PSC both have $10 ticket prices with codes UWFSW10 and PSCSW10, respectively.

Register now!

Judges
Quint Studer, Vernon Niven, Mike Hicks and Dean Parker are all returning as judges! We’ve also added Mona Amodeo from idgroup. We’re happy to have them back and to be adding a new judge to the panel. Be sure to view the SWPNS website to read up on the bios of all our judges.

Coaches
Right now we are up to 8 coaches. They are a great mix of creative, technical and business. I wanted to bring in as many as I could to make sure all the teams get multiple opinions and make sure most of your questions or concerns are addressed. Again, you can find their bios on the SWPNS website.

Sponsors
We have a lot of returning sponsors like UWF, PSC and Silver Bullet Technologies. Also some new faces including App River and WUWF.

Register today and I’ll see all of you at the UWF College of Business, October 17th-19th!

-Kyle Schmitz, Lead Organizer




Startup Weekend Pensacola is Back! Oct. 17-19, @ UWF College of Business!

Startup Weekend Pensacola is back and this time we’ll be at a new venue provided by the generous Univeristy of West Florida College of Business.

Registration is open and signing up right now can get students admission at the unbelievably low price of $10 (student super early bird special). Non-students can take advantage of the non-student super early bird special and register for only $20! It only lasts this week, so sign up now and save your place.

REGISTER HERE

If you’re interested in getting your technology idea off the ground or seeing if your tech business concept has legs, Startup Weekend Pensacola is the place for you! Attendees get an unparalleled chance to work with leaders from our local technology field and have their ideas vetted by business veterans.

This will be the third Startup Weekend Pensacola and we are looking forward to new ideas from our local startup community!

Take advantage of the Super Early Bird Discount!

While you’re here check out some of the scenes from this Spring’s #SWPNS.




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