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The latest Startup Weekend NYC returned to General Assembly, creating yet another startup force of creativity and innovation.  Of the 140 participants, 22 teams diverged with ideas ranging from a social travel booking platform, to crowd-sourced contact management.  We applaud you, thinkers and doers of NYC, for your hard work and dedication that keeps the entrepreneurial community ever-growing!  Startup Weekend will return to NYC August 12.

A Recap from lead organizer, Frank Denbow:

“We had an incredibly energetic group of starter uppers who built some amazing products. Congrats to Tagify, BrandPulsar, Selfey, and the others for doing such a great job. Many are continuing on, including AdSlapit, which is entertaining offers for usage.”

Organizers: Frank Denbow, Madhu Punjabi, Tal FlanchraychNick Gavronsky

Speakers: Melanie Moore (ToVieFor), Matt Hackett (VP Engineering, Tumblr), Michael Simmons (Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour), Aaron Price (MakeMania.com)

Winning Teams:

  • 1st Place: Tagify.us
    • Tagify.us crowd-sources your contact management across all the networks you already use. Search your friends’ public tag cloud curated by all the people that know them best or create private tags that are just for you. Tagify! Define your world.s
    • @tagifyus
  • 2nd Place:  Inbed.me
    • inbed.me is the world’s first Social Accommodation Booking engine, for young independent travelers, that allow them to see who is going to stay in the hostels & guesthouses listed before they book, and even connect with them after booking a bed.
    • @inbedme
  • 3rd Place: BrandPulsar
    • BrandPulsar is a company that allows automatic brand recognition in pictures posted on blogs. Through it users can access brand’s websites/FB/Twitter directly from the picture… Brands will have access to analytics of their web presence driven by the public and how they compare to their competitors.
    • @brandpulsar

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For more info and updates on upcoming NYC events visit http://nyc.startupweekend.org.

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