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The latest Startup Weekend NYC returned to General Assembly, providing 176 movers and shakers of the community with full immersion into the wondrous world of startups!  We would like to congratulate the NYC community on yet another outstanding event! Startup Weekend will venture back to NYC on November 18.

A recap from lead organizer, Frank Denbow:

“This was a fun event with some great, impactful ideas pitched. The ideas ranged from the serious (Hidden Gems, ShareWith911) to the entertaining (TractorBe.am) and everything in between. Participants worked in teams and got to work in one large urban campus, General Assembly, and learn from each other.”

Speakers: Amber Rae, Niko Pipaloff, Edward Ocampo-Gooding, Alexis Ohanian, Jason Baptiste

Winning Teams:

  • 1st Place: ShareWith911
    • Creating emergency information network that enables 911, First Responders and Citizens to share information bi-directionally via mobile and web.
  • 2nd Place:  Readbak
    • Turning all the world’s news text in to audio. Then delivering it to you cross platform, however you want.
  • 3rd Place: StyleCrush.es
    • Style Crushes hunts for fashion items you see on the street and provides recommendations for different products at a more affordable price point

Head to http://nyc.startupweekend.org for more information!