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Startup Weekend Detroit
May 29th, 2015

So, the dust is settling from what was no doubt an amazing weekend full of Startup Weekend craziness plus some awesome impact and innovation!

We are excited to announce the top three teams from the first ever Startup Weekend Detroit special edition event for social entrepreneurs!

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1. Give Lyrics – T-shirts with artists’ lyrics posted on them. Problem: people want a cool t-shirt with meaning to them. Solution: Meaningful lyrics and images are printed on the shirt and a percentage of the cost of the shirt goes to a social organization.

2. fulFILL – Package-less delivery of items. Problem: Much of the waste thrown out everyday is packaging and also the cost of an item you buy. various liquids like handsoap, lotion, shampoo, detergent, etc.. Solution: a service where you set out empty containers and the service will deliver product to fill your empty containers, cutting down on waste and saving money on the cost of materials that would normally go to packaging. Like how the milkman used to drop off full milk bottles and take empty glass ones.

3. Change for Change – a simple way for people to invest small amounts of money, rounded up from normal transactions and invested into businesses and organizations that they like and they can get a return on this investment, a form of investment crowdfunding.

Crowd Favorite: Interview Rehab – App/platform to help people prepare for successful job interviews. Problem: people are frequently not ready for job interviews and the good information is hard to find because it is spread out across the web. Solution: an app or platform that has this information in a central place so that users can prepare for interviews with the right content.

Congrats again to ALL of our teams!!!


Nicole Mangis