Startup Weekend closes another episode from Capitol Hill, and nobody can say they went home with nothing. Just like in every Startup Weekend, the event at DC brought in some big names to speak and act as the panel of judges.
Among all of them, many startup issues were given focus, such as resources and funding, entrepreneurship, and management, among others. And who wouldn’t remember panel night, where you pitch your presentations in front of a seasoned panel of judges.
Overall, the numbers came down to this: 55 pitches on Friday night, and 11 teams on Saturday morning. To be honest, it was nothing short of a the usual Startup Weekend chaos – fun chaos, that is – where some teams got broken up, a few people got recruited, and some people re-teamed up, but in the end, it was all for the cause of startups.
From a phone app that makes supermarket-shopping easier, to an online boutique registry, and even a web resource that covers the issue of a good night’s sleep, all 11 presentations were unique and diverse that Sunday night.
And for the final pitches that were given just 24 hours to be polished to perfection, it was an overall success. Startup Weekend can now say bye-bye to DC (for now), and hello to other states in the US, and other countries in the world. Catch us in a city near you!