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The room hummed and buzzed with energy and eager attendees waiting to pitch on opening night of Startup Weekend Ottawa last night. Near 15 ideas across a range of verticals were presented and the top 7 were chosen to move forward. Participants quickly got to work recruiting like-minded folks with complimentary skills to join them and move the project forward. Teams finally settled in and started to brain dump around 10pm. Teams will now spend the next 1.5 days working on their MVP, Validation, Execution and Business Model in preparation for the Final Presentations on Sunday night in front of a panel of judges. 

Take a peek at some of the awesome projects being worked on by our teams:

PlayerBet: Betting / fantasy leagues for professional video gaming.  

HandShake: Helping professionals make and manage connections as simple as a handshake.

AirSupport: Virtualized AirBnB rental management.

Schmoozle: Choose your own adventure for dating.

Muse365: An online community for habit-forming daily doses of creativity.

“Locals”: Connecting travelers with locals for a better experience away from home.

Okie: “Carry your okie” patron-powered content for karaoke DJ’s. 

Keep following the event hashtags on twitter #SWOttawa to stay up to date with the latest details and developments throughout the weekend.


Krissie Thornton